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Specs
Pentium 4 2.8ghz 800mhz FSB
1GB ram
100mbps <- (probably need to upgrade to gigabit)
200GB sata Primary
2TB sata Secondary

File server will run 24/7 hopefully looking for a solid easy to configure operating system for 2 user computers. I have Windows XP,and 7 at my disposal never used anything outside of Microsoft but I am sure if the setup isn't to difficult a Linux or the sort wouldn't be to hard. User Computers gigabit on a gigabit switch looking to get a gigabit card for the server also.

Main Goals:
Stream Music
Stream HD Content (720p AVI or MKV)
File Share


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post #2 of 28
Run standard ubuntu. Vanilla ubuntu is dead easy to use.
post #3 of 28
I use Windows 7 on my fileserver.

Just setup shared folders and add them as network drives on your main computer. Works like a charm tongue.gif I don't think you will need gigabit network since your HDDs will bottleneck long before that.
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Freenas (small requirements and smb / cifs sharing + other features like upnp etc) (can run from usb or cd if you want to test. Has a full web interface to control.

here are instructions for after you have installed freenas. Its easy

http://blog.freenas.org/2010/09/freenas-8-alpha-how-to-use-it.html

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or openfiler

Windows 7 will probobly only allow 5 concurrent connections
Edited by Squeeky - 4/30/11 at 3:53am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Squeeky;13328394 
Freenas (small requirements and smb / cifs sharing + other features like upnp etc)

Windows 7 will probobly only allow 5 concurrent connections

Only have 2 computer max to worry about at one time.
post #6 of 28
freenas takes up 120mb of space on a spare usb stick windows 7 takes up 2.5gb of space on your primary hard disk. it depends if you want to use as much storage as possible
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Want it fast enough to move HD content thats all.
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this should work then give it a go if you have a spare cd. It boots direct from the cd so you can give it a go. It will load up and tell you what to type in a web browser to configure it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Death Dealer;13328461 
Want it fast enough to move HD content thats all.

That's to do with the PC, any OS can stream HD video. Generally Linux would be my reccomendation, it's free, and there are plenty of distros there specifically for NASs.
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post #10 of 28
You will definitely need a gigabit NIC. Right now my router is limiting me to 100 until I get a Gb switch, and trying to transfer videos is miserable!
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