Newbie: Server questions

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Bob H, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Bob H

    Bob H Guest

    I want to build and setup my own home server, as I have some spare
    hardware which I could use.
    This is 4gb DDR3 ram, x2 500Gb Sata 2 HD's, Mid Tower Case and
    Motherboard. I know I need a PSU etc but I am dealing with that.

    I was thinking of using Raid 2 for the x2 HD's and whatever operating
    system was suitable.

    I want to have file and printer sharing, and to store backups and some
    media, as well as files and photos on this server.

    What would be the most suitable operating system if any or would winXP
    be ok to use.
    Also do I need to setup the HD's as Raid and if so do I need any other
    hardware to accomplish this.

    I am fairly PC savvy and have built many PC's and done more than my
    share of installs over the years.

    Thanks
     
    Bob H, Sep 26, 2011
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Depends what you plan to use the server for. For it to be an effective server you
    would need either a SBS or a W3K or W8K. Like I said beforehand it all depends what
    you want to use it for

    Are you planning on AC or DC ???

    JS
     
    Peter Foldes, Sep 27, 2011
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  3. Bob H

    Bob H Guest


    Basically I want to use it for backups and storing files and media.
    I'll be just putting files onto the server and reading from them, as
    well as putting media files on the same drive and reading from them
    occasionally.

    What is SBS, and how do you mean AC or DC?
    To me that's Alternating Current or Direct Current.

    Thanks
     
    Bob H, Sep 27, 2011
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    Peter Foldes Guest

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    Char Jackson Guest

    Then your home might be the only one running on DC power. According to
    <http://users.telenet.be/worldstandards/electricity.htm> the UK uses
    230 volts AC at 50 Hertz.
     
    Char Jackson, Oct 25, 2011
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