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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi

I am building a home/home buisness server for my mom's photography buisness.  I have been looking through PC part picker trying to fit my 800$ budget without luck.  Anyone have any thoughts?  I plan to use Seagate Irnonwolf NAS drives likely 2 or 3 terabyte drives.  I am planning for the server to store 4 terabytes+ of data so my mom doesn't have to store that many files on the computer.  Any help is appreciated I am just diving in to the world of computer building.  

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@saltycb244 that's a crucial question you know. If it's just your mom then a NAS is rather pointless. She should get two (or more) external HDD's instead.

If there's more users you should look at Synology NAS for a good price to performance ratio instead of custom building one. 


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9 hours ago, saltycb244 said:

Hi

I am building a home/home buisness server for my mom's photography buisness.  I have been looking through PC part picker trying to fit my 800$ budget without luck.  Anyone have any thoughts?  I plan to use Seagate Irnonwolf NAS drives likely 2 or 3 terabyte drives.  I am planning for the server to store 4 terabytes+ of data so my mom doesn't have to store that many files on the computer.  Any help is appreciated I am just diving in to the world of computer building.  

I would recommend getting a commercial NAS. If you get a 4-bay and setup RAID5 on 2TB drives gives you 6TB of storage with an allowable failure of 2TB. The rebuild time for a 2TB fail would be about 12-24 hours depending on capacity needing to be rebuilt.

 

I would highly recommend NOT building a NAS for a commercial business until you get more experience.

 

39 minutes ago, FloRolf said:

@saltycb244 that's a crucial question you know. If it's just your mom then a NAS is rather pointless. She should get two (or more) external HDD's instead.

If there's more users you should look at Synology NAS for a good price to performance ratio instead of custom building one. 

I agree with your premise but a single user doesnt necessarily mean a NAS is useless. Accessibility and data safety functions are the reasons to have a NAS aside from multi user.


Hi! If you ever need some structural, mechanical or electrical design/build help on your new rig, send me a PM and ill try and help you out!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I went with the NAS so I could also backup other computers and because my mom hates extrenal drives because they end up unplugged unwittingly and she is very concerned about losing data

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I recommend a QNAP NAS, I have a 4 bay one (1tb each) and it works a treat. Fast and reliable with a fantastic web interface.

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