Originally Posted by umakemebetter
all the comps are wireless.
so i'm planning on getting a 10/100/1000 card, is this
i chose an AMD Athlon 64 LE-1600 for the processor (it was the cheapest thing i could find), should do fine, right?
router is a belkin 54mbps wireless router, Cox 5mbps internet (its actually like 3.5mbps since i'm using a 54mbps wireless router, right? not that it matters)
i chose two 160GB Western Digital 7200RPM 3gbps drives with 16mb cache on both. (its mostly photos, so we dont need much). so i set these up with Raid 1 and everything i put onto one, gets put on to both?
Well I gotta say your going the right way about it.
The only thing is the network speed connection. I would've thought that the higher the speed the less it'll slow down as more computers access the information on the server.
Everything looks good though and as stated above RAID 1 or above is what you'll need.
RAID 0+1 gives you speed benefits of RAID 0 and the fault tolerance of RAID 1 but you would need 4 drives for this set up. RAID 5 uses 3 drives and gives you speed benefits together with fault tolerance and the space you would have is equal to 2 of the 3 drives.
Having said all that RAID 1 is ideal for you and everyone else.