What lowest spec computer to run this server do i need?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by msr, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Anyone got any links to info on how to build a low energy use nas computer, with windows home server in it.

    I want to put 6 sata 2 hard drives in it. What spec computer would i need, and i want to do this cheaply and the computer i want must be low cost to run as a server.

    So i want to run 6 hard drives, on as cheap a system i can, with as low running costs i can.

    Any advice welcome, thx
     
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  2. drably

    drably MDL Member

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    #2 drably, Aug 25, 2009
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    if you dont know how to build a server, then you clearly have no business doing so.
    try google.
    you might learn something.

    im not answering a question for someone who refuses to do their homework.
     
  3. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Oh sorry i know i just want to know about what specs would be the lowest in cost in running, on bills etc...

    I thought someone may have done this.
     
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  4. esetoric

    esetoric MDL Novice

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    For use WHS? I would say an Intel D945GCLF2 + a PCI SATA controller, large case and a reliable 80+ power supply.

    Add an HP SLP string to the BIOS and you're good to go.
     
  5. AshenTech

    AshenTech MDL Novice

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    then why even post?

    Oh I know, so you could be a conceited prick to somebody asking a simple question.....well guess what, you succeeded!!!

    as to the question.

    take a look at the dual core atom setups, wont be super fast but will work for a nas, linux would run faster and there are free nas linux distro's that would just be less hassle and could run on older hardware(recycle a computer!!!)

    i have run 2k8 on a 1150mhz athlonXP with 1gb ram and a x1300 256mb and it was quite useable for day to day use as well as made a good file server(what your calling a nas)

    my buddy ted setup an old duron box with 4-4port pci sata2 cards(25bucks each from newegg) works great for his office exchange and file server :)