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    Ideal pricing in hardware for business server (15-30 people)

    by bakester17 ·


    I have been tasked with helping set up a work environment with a server and various other features. I’m not sure since I’m newer to this than them if I’m crazy for thinking the pricing/budget seems off, am I?

    The place employs a decent number of people, but there’s around 21 or so specific work stations that they wanted to have access to a storage server. It’s basically being used exclusively for passing around office type files for now, but I know in the future they want more stuff to be implemented.
    I was thinking something like a Synology NAS setup because it seems convenient and effective, but he was saying that the pricing seemed high. This was for one of the ones in the $500 range, and asked about setting up a server on linux.

    Now, I’m all for that, but if you’re going to have 20 people tossing files around consistently, wouldn’t you need a beefier machine price wise? I’d understand if the goal was long term growth, because I can see a server being better as you grow but price wise?

    Am I in the wrong, can someone explain?

    Thank you very much

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