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What specs for a server to be used as a print server

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Good Morning,

I have been tasked to order a "Rackable Server" for our data room. The main purpose for this server will be to use it as a print server, for an HP Laserjet Enterprise MFP M682z printer. This printer is the only network printer we will have in our office.

We are a small office, consisting of only 7 employees. We do not have any other servers in our office. All of our data is stored in our head-office in Paris which we access over the WAN.
My office is located in the Cayman Islands.

We may also use the server to store images (ISO's), but this has not been confirmed. If we do, the footprint will be very small.

When it comes to hardware, I am not that familiar with what I should order.

I have already decided on a 1TB drive, which will be more than enough, with 16 GB's of memory. OS will be Windows Server 2019.

It's the questions below, I am not sure on how to answer.

The vendor is asking the below questions on what specs I would like to be included for the rackable server.

1. How many physical CPU's are required?
2. What CPU speed is needed?
3. How many cores per CPU?
4. What type of Hard Drive (SATA, SAS, SSD)?
5. What speed of Hard Drive (7.2k, 10k, 15k)?
6. Do you want dual power supplies?
7. What type of power connection do you require? (Power Cord, 125VAC 13A NEMA 5-15 Plug, or Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 10A, C14-C13 Connector)

As I said above our office is small and we do not expect to grow anytime soon, the employees do not print a lot. At most each employee will have an average of 5 small print jobs a day if that.

So the server specs I need this rackable server to have is essentially minimum.

Can someone assist me in answering the above hardware questions for the needs I have explained above?

Appreciate your time and assistance.

Kind Regards,
Seth Simmons
Lead Systems Administrator

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