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File Sharing Server $000

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February 24, 2011 10:43:31 PM

Is it possible to build a file Sharing server for $200 or less. Got any experience with these types of projects.

Got Advice on what i should do- Hard Drives Motherboards, etc

Or would i be better off buying something like this D-Link DNS-321 Diskless System 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure

Please give me good advice this is an important desicion for me as i often need to acess very important files from different places
February 24, 2011 10:44:38 PM

Sorry about the title it is 200
February 25, 2011 12:34:53 AM

This all depends what you already have to work with.

Do you have a case? Power supply? Hard drives?

List what you need if you are like me I have enough spare parts to at least half build 3 computers.

For under 200 you could do something like this.
Grab some RAM a small case and slap a couple of hard drives and a small power supply and your done looking at about @200.
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February 25, 2011 12:55:18 AM

I have a case and a power supply laying around so i would need need a mobo hard drives and ram is what you are saying

I'll you freenas as the operating system

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February 25, 2011 6:44:23 PM

Dont forget the most important part the processor. I use a AMD Athlon II x3 they are pretty cheap.

And just grab a basic motherboard and a few gigs of RAM and you are good to go. Depending on how many users will be connecting the most important part will be fast hard drives I recommend WD Cavier Black.
February 25, 2011 8:40:07 PM

Best answer selected by zonemods.
February 26, 2011 5:23:17 AM

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