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post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by The_Punisher;13328866 
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!

That's absolute rubbish - something else is your problem. 100mb/s is plenty to watch HD video with.

The maximum theoretical data transfered from a blu-ray disk is around 55mb/s, 100mbps to stream what is probably further compressed video is plenty.
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post #12 of 28
standard ubuntu then sudo apt-get install samba smbfs
end result: Password protected network drive that any windows can easily access.

also since ubuntu comes with remote access all you need to do is throw the tower down in the corner of your basement and download tightvnc on one of your windows computers and you can access the linux machine to make any changes you need over your network.
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post #13 of 28
Can't recommend it enough,great home server OS especially with your spec's.

http://www.amahi.org/
 
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post #14 of 28
What is your budget?
As Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition will be alright but too much hassle for users your using as it costs abit to buy; so a Linux distro like Ubuntu Server (just is Ubuntu with server features already on the distro).
post #15 of 28
win7 easy to set up. will just work. no need to dl anything else
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by reezin14;13330098 
Can't recommend it enough,great home server OS especially with your spec's.

http://www.amahi.org/

QFT.

Amahi Home Server will do everything you want, and later, more stuff that you didn't know you wanted. And it's reasonably easy to use. (If you can manage to grasp a mouse.) biggrin.gif

As for the network, if you really want a gigabit card, just grab a cheap PCI card off Newegg and throw it in.
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post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by error10;13331228 
QFT.

Amahi Home Server will do everything you want, and later, more stuff that you didn't know you wanted. And it's reasonably easy to use. (If you can manage to grasp a mouse.) biggrin.gif

As for the network, if you really want a gigabit card, just grab a cheap PCI card off Newegg and throw it in.

I have an open small pci-e slot wouldn't that be faster then the old PCI slot card always wondered?

Can anyone recommend a good NIC for pci-e gigabit?

Like this one in the feedback guy mentions it runs windows and linux servers great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106033
Edited by Death Dealer - 4/30/11 at 12:06pm
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Death Dealer;13331586 
I have an open small pci-e slot wouldn't that be faster then the old PCI slot card always wondered?

Can anyone recommend a good NIC for pci-e gigabit?

Rosewill RC-401-EX 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express Gigabit Low Profile Network Card 1 x RJ45
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post #19 of 28
Personally I would use windows server 2008 r2 but thats just me. Have a look at Windows Home Server, its much cheaper that windows server. Around 120 euros. I would stay away from client operating systems because they are not designed to be used as a server. Or you could go down the linux route.
post #20 of 28
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Well right now I am looking at FreeNAS and Ubuntu my buddy said I should use Ubuntu cause he could help me if I had questions also. I don't think I will be going with windows for this server due to the total power of the machine. Going to see if I can get away with 100mbps connection if it seems to bottleneck then I may have to go Gigabit.
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