Building a Home File Server. Please Help, Suggestions Wanted
I need some suggestions: I am wanting to buy a server inexpensive ($300 or less) I am going to use it to store all my music, movies and other misc files. I want to run the files to my Xbox so the games will load faster and use it as my media player.
I have found many on craigslist. Such as this one http://denver.craigslist.org/sys/272525622.html it is a Dell PowerEdge 600sc Server with 2.4GHz P4 533MHz FSB 1GB (4x256MB) ECC RAM 40GB Tape Drive RAID 1/0 on Motherboard Adaptec ATA 133 EIDE Controller Card I already have a PCI Sata card for all my Hard Drives
I have also found a few servers with specs like Dual 1.0ghz Xeons 512mb ram
Right now I have 2 gbs of ddr in my pc. Will it matter if I have DDR with ECC or not?
But what is the bare minimum I will need? Spec wise.
I am thinking of just running linux file server os(don't remember the name off the top of my head) I am open to suggestions.
Please let me know what your suggestions are. Thanks
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I really need some input. Thanks
I would build a Windows Media PC instead. You dont need the tape drive - use a 300-500 GB USB drive to back up your system and files.
Well the tape drive yea, that just comes with the system. Wouldn't use it. I have 9 Hard drives waiting to go into the system so USB probably not my thing. Any other suggestions?