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Okay, so I just added a new computer to my work's office. These 2 computers are linked via wifi in a workgroup so files can be shared.

The new computer has a SSD in it while the other has a standard HDD.

Would there be a significant speed benefit in hosting the main files on the new computer with the SSD or is the WiFi network a bottleneck for fetching/writing files?
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post #2 of 10
Is it possible to wire that file server in? much more reliable.
 
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I'd love to but right now it's not a priority. I'm far too busy in other areas of the business; the technology is more of a secondary role of mine.

I suppose running a cable between the two computers wouldn't be too time consuming
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post #4 of 10
You probably won't see much gain or any from the SSD especially on wireless. Worth a shot though for curiosity lol
 
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post #5 of 10
Wifi for sure is your bottle neck here.

Now, what sizes are the hard drives?
I would use which ever hard drive has the most space.

Storage capacity would trump speed any day for network storage. thumb.gif
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by FuzzyPants View Post

Wifi for sure is your bottle neck here.

Now, what sizes are the hard drives?
I would use which ever hard drive has the most space.

Storage capacity would trump speed any day for network storage. thumb.gif

+1 to that.

Unless you have a very good n900 router and wifi cards or better then you have have a huge bottleneck. Use the pc with the bigger drive.

Otherwise if you can get a gigabit wired network going then use the ssd for the insane speed.

Do you need storage or speed?
     
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WIFI is the bottle neck
    
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post #8 of 10
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The HDD is far bigger but we're talking just a few small files here. It's a small business, the comps are just sharing some spreadsheets and invoices and such.

And honestly the way it is now is plenty suitable for everyone else. It's the overclocker in me that's talking lol.

I may have to convince the boss we need a raid/backup file server and run cat5e through the walls tongue.gif
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Raid 1+0 with another HDD.
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Originally Posted by Sgtbash View Post

Raid 1+0 with another HDD.

This is what should already be implemented. This will make sure that all the files are safe. If all the files were on one centralized hard drive and it fails it could cause some serious down time if not business loss depending on what your work place does.
     
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