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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:24 AM

Hey guys, I was just wondering, what would I require to start a small data center from home?

I don't want anything big, I just want something with fast transfer speeds to store all of my documents/music/movies as to free up space on my laptop.
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Re: Data center

Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:07 AM

Have you looked into NAS? Please give more details about the requirements of your data center.
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Re: Data center

Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:11 AM

Well, I would buy NAS, if there was one that had a very high transfer rate. Do you have any to suggest?
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Re: Data center

Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:17 AM

Actually, I just realized you said "laptop." Assuming you have an Wireless N adapter, the fastest bit rates you can achieve is ~600 Mb/s. Don't you agree? If you plan on using Ethernet, well, how fast is your adapter? I'd be surprised if it's even 1 Gbit, which is what most NAS devices support.

So it comes down to: Are you using a WiFi or Ethernet connection?

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Re: Data center

Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:45 AM

When you say data center - what are you meaning that to be? Just an inhouse server/store, or something more?


http://www.makeuseof...from-an-old-pc/

http://windows.micro...ows-home-server

http://reviews.cnet....tached-storage/

https://www.youtube....h?v=ycbq_gTqT5M
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Re: Data center

Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:48 AM

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When you say data center - what are you meaning that to be? Just an inhouse server/store, or something more?


I think the OP simply wants a fast (wired or wireless?) connection to a relatively small amount of external media storage. "Data center" is a bit of an overstatement.

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Re: Data center

Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:37 AM

Thanks for the replies guys. I do happen to have an old computer I could revamp as a media server, I'll look into revamp costs for new hard drives, versus buying an NAS. and it will be done wireless for now, until I get extra ethernet points put in.
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Re: Data center

Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:32 AM

Commercial grade isp service. This gives you a static IP & perhaps better 2nd tier customer support.
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