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  1. I also agree doing VMs is the way to go. Is extremely helpful as your office needs change and grow and you upgrade you can easily migrate the VM to a new server. That said, to answer your original question: as a file server for 30 users, the answer is: it's probably fine with that hardware, however, it really depends on how it is going to be used. For example, if I had two video editors trying to edit 4k or 8k video on the fly, that would very easily overpower that single gigabit ethernet adapter. If I just have Word/Excel or PDF type documents that people are opening and sharing,
  2. In general, unless it's for fairly static storage, I tend to stay away from the J series. Usually very underpowered and outdated in no time. I also recommend a 2 bay Synology. Having a single point of failure like that is something that can bite you in the butt later. While a mirror isn't a backup, it's certainly better than putting all your eggs in one basket, so to speak. It also gives you flexibility so you can upgrade drives at any time without having to move your storage somewhere else, put the new drive in, rebuild, and move the data back. That said, will it do what you are
  3. I would also like to know what keyboard that is. I need that! Edit: looks like it's this one - https://www.newegg.com/black-roccat-sova-membrane/p/N82E16823436021?item=9SIAN04BBS4933&source=region&nm_mc=knc-googlemkp-pc&cm_mmc=knc-googlemkp-pc-_-pla-deyimin+deals-_-gaming+keyboard-_-9SIAN04BBS4933&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtZH7BRDzARIsAGjbK2YuLcpjXEoFxoisj3kVLK_0TcPqqa6d_NKOz9mTO35g2kFbGY1G4yIaAk3EEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  4. Absolutely agree with the Synology. There are other models if that one doesn't quite have the performance you want. Personally I like to stick with the DSXXX+ series. The play and non plus are just fine tho for the majority of things, but I like the extra horsepower.
  5. I can't recommend Synology enough. They are inexpensive, highly flexible, and have lots of apps for other things. By far my favorite NAS.
  6. This really can be about whatever you like to store, but for me, personally, I have a combination of Dell 730XD servers along with a Synology. This is all for Emby/Plex media. Something better out there you like?
  7. I super wish I could go to this. It's right in the middle of my super busy season at work. Maybe next year...