I have a small real estate business with about 5 networked computers that is in need of a storage solution. We will be using the storage for sharing and storing company documents and pictures of houses. I want to have a solution that is sufficiently fast so it sounds like I may need a server as opposed to a NAS? I have $1,000 to $1,500 to spend and would like to get a solution that can work with us as we grow and can support working on documents remotely. I have looked at some of the Dell solutions and would like something that supports Windows (storage server 2003??). Maybe a NAS without Windows would be fine?
I am a former IT consultant so I am pretty technical but I would rather purchase a solution that is easy to implement. Ask any clarifying questions if needed.
I would prefer a link to solutions with specifications. I was thinking of 500g or 1TB in RAID1.