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Old 03-24-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default A couple of questions.

I recently set up a server with NASLite+, software that turns a regular desktop into a NAS box. It works fine, but I'm worried about the speed. I tried asking these questions in the company's forum, but I guess nobody checks that anymore.

1. I have a 166MHz processor and 32MB of RAM in my NASBox. I also have a 250GB hard drive and a 160GB hard drive. Do you recommend that I add additional fans to keep the box cooler?

2. Do the processor and the RAM affect how fast my transfers from machine to machine go? I want to use this as a file server that can be accessed by multiple machines in my dorm hall, so it's got to run at least at a decent speed. We use DC++ to transfer files, and when I tested out a hub of my own on my home network, it ran about about 6MB/s, which is acceptable. Is this the performance I can expect from the box all the time, or will it be a lot slower than this?

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Old 03-25-2007, 03:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: A couple of questions.

First of all - get a decent processor and a decent amount of memory. 166MHz is dreadful alongside the 32MB of RAM you have, you can pick up a 1GHz processor and 256MB RAM for less than 50.

With the hard drives you have, it would be better to pair them with higher spec components because you will get overall better transfer speeds.
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