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Thread: NAS File Server

  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Down under - all the way under.

    Default NAS File Server

    I have a network all running WinXP. It works fine, but now I want to put a file server on it. Currently we have 8 people using the network, and occasionally someone will plug into it and use it.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Since with Windows XP, you are limited to 10 users, I am thinking of using a NAS file server since it would not add another WinXP user to the network.<o:p></o:p>
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    I don’t’ have any money for this, but I got lots of computer parts so I am thinking to build of a systems with RAID 1 – 5 Disk – 1 for the OS and 4 IDE 120 mb drives for the data wstorage (240mb total space).<o:p></o:p>
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    Now, if I use Win Xp for the OS, it should not be a problem as I use a shared folder and netowork drives.
    What if I use a NAS OS for the server?<o:p></o:p>
    Do they have any low cost or open source ones out there?<o:p></o:p>
    Anyone have any experience doing what I want to do?<o:p></o:p>

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    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Bendigo Australia

    Default Re: NAS File Server

    barracuda NAS servers work well

    freenas is probably the thing your after - will utilise your hardware

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