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My office plan to make a file server to share movie files with 4-5 people. They will transfer big folders (200-500mb each) on a regular basis through out the day. We are considering using Windows 7 and some form of RAID w/ RAID card. And we definitely need data protection (instant backup) of the files. What kind of hardware setup would you recommend?
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Head over to Dell and get yourself a cheap tower server. You get a good warranty and parts that are designed to run 24/7 without a hitch.

Get one of the PowerEdge T110 servers - Xeon 3.0Ghz CPU, 4GB RAM, Windows Server 2008 Foundation x64, 2 x 1TB RAID 1 (all pre-configured). All with 3 years next business day warranty for around $1000 mark.

Or you can build a basic desktop for a lot less. Its just that when things are business critical, you don't really want to rely on home consumer parts and warranties.
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2xX25-E Raid 0, 1xC300 128GB, + Mechanicals DT 5Noz, EK full cover GPU blocks, EK full cove... RHEL 5.5 WS Dell U3011 + 2005WFP Portrait 
PowerCaseMouse
AX1200 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Razer DeathAdder 
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3930K@4.8 Rampage IV Extreme GTX580 3GB Tri SLI, GTX460 FizzyX 16GB Samsung SuperOverclockingTiny DDR3 
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Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
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EVGA NEX1500 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Logitech G5 Razer Goliathus 
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