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what should you get if you need a nas for about 10-16 people

My friends dad just started a business and he needs a nas i got volunteered to make one but i am not upset about it however the only knowledge i have is that it 10-16 people will access it can someone point me in the right direction?

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Hello,

 

Firstly, is the budget? Will the NAS be accessed from outside the business? would you he need a VPN?

 

 

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i honestly don't know i am actively trying to get more info but that is all of it and i like your bird

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Being a business asset, I'd probably recommend they use an It company to build one for them (unless you run one). Last thing you want is a business's equipment fucking up and being on you 

 

Either way, depending on the use case a synology type off the shelf unit might be fine, or an enterprise oriented system. People will need more info to help. 

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Well, you gotta give us a little more before we can make an educated decision.

With such little info I'll simply suggest a Synology DS1621+, cause it's a pretty good allrounder at a decent price. Whether it's good enough for your friend's dad's business or not, who knows?

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ok and i don't run one i am just getting into this stuff

Then you should not be the one to decide that I think. Someone needs to administrate the system and you don't want to be the one responsible for losing the companie's data if you don't know what you're doing.

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IT 101: First understand the requirements before recommending solutions. Some things to consider for this kind of setup:

 

1. Budget

2. How much storage space is required

3. What is the usage of the server (working off with large files, centralizing document storage, etc...)

4. What are the security requirements around securing the storage/shares. 

5. What is their data backup and retention requirements for continuity and legal reasons. Do they already have a backup solution?
6. Consider if on-site storage is the best solution, or would they be better paying for a cloud solution. 

7. Who is going to manage it? If they just want you to set it up, depending on complexity then they should also have the configuration documented should they require support from someone. 

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Id really consider storage like google workplaces or O365. For most business files its a much better solution, much more reliable, less to worry about, and simmilar cost normally. 

 

Id only go with a nas if speed is a big concern, like if your editing video.

 

But get someone in that knows IT, this often ends badly when a NAS isn't setup right, and later fails and causes data loss.

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