- 51 months ago
Hello! Recently my dad has been running into an issue in his business where his computers were dying at a much faster rate than normal (1 every year or two) and I found out that the prebuilt HPs he has been buying have also been used as servers for all the other computers in the building. I want to help him with this issue by building him as NAS server and I need some help. First of all, I don't know whether or not to buy ECC memory and if need be, what kind of memory to buy. I see that there is Regestered and Unbuffered memory and I don't know what the difference is. Also, i really don't know how much computing power he needs. (Files would be uploaded and written to the server almost all the time and at least 3 computers should be able to access it at the same time). I know what harddrives I want to use though. I have decided on 3 WD Red 4tb but please let me know if there is a better drive I could use. Lastly, I would like to know if it is beneficial to go with any kind of raid (preferably some sort of redundancy or backup raid in case a drive fails). Thank you all for the help!