900MB Storage Solution for Small Business
Posted on 2004-10-27
I'm helping out a friend who is needing to store data (video snaps from security cameras). With all the cameras he has; he needs ~900 MB to accomplish this and still leave some space. The data will be purged every 7 days, so I don't think redundancy is needed. My question is this.
Is it feasible, economical and smart to do this on an XP Pro machine? If so should I use RAID or possibly dynamic disk spanning across say 4-250mb hard drives. He doesn't really want to purchase a server unless that is the only solution.
I can build a machine with XP on it, but haven't messed with RAID that much, but I'm sure I could figure it out. I'm just looking to the experts here for some guidance and advice. The cheaper the solution the better.
Thanks for taking the time,