Hello... yes... long time no see
work, family, same ole, same ole.... TRUST ME....I'm not doing it on purpuse !!!
Hope everyone is doing okay!
So... I'm going to get a Dell
mostly for the sake of easiness and (if there is a problem, they fix it next day??) I bought a dell like 6 years ago and have not bought one since... built my last 4 myself.
But I need a new one (actually upgrading my network also)
SO... I need 2 desktops....
1) a workstation (must be quiet--yes, build your own if you want it quiet) will be my multimedia machine (DVD stuff for home use,etc and great CPU performance for my work stuff) --- no gaming.
2) a server that will mostly be my file server (just be the data for my business and the 2-3 workstations AND my email)
email will most likely be MS outlook (unless you have a better solution)
My main question is SCSI vs. SATA vs. 10RPM drives vs. ATA????
obviously scsi cost the most.
regular drives can give me tons of storage for small price.
My question, will a 7200 HD with 3GB/s and 16 mb cache be fine for my needs??????????????????
I'm guessing, did a test and asked others.... I don't need SCSI because I don't have enough data (as in a large Database) in order to justify the price for scsi server???
for me to transfer a 10 mg file with 7200 HD or a scsi HD is not noticable the difference in speed. (right?)
same thing.... if I transfer 200 files each being 50kb.... I will not see any difference if my file server is running 7200HD vs 15,000rpm scsi HD.... (right?)
IF there is a difference.... I'm thinking, I should then get a WD raptor drive... that should make it not noticeable. Right?
so... any reviews, thoughts, opions as to what is the most quiet dell machine that has great performance?
Is my HD thinking accurate?
thanks for your help!!