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Langa Letter: A Complete Terabyte File Server For About $500

Fred Langa shows you how to get amazing file server capacity at an amazing price.
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Of course, you could work the same ideas many different ways. Few small offices and businesses need a full terabyte of storage right away, so you could start with just one or two drives and add more later, as needed. You could also start with a less-powerful base PC. Simple file sharing isn't a particularly CPU-intensive operation, and if using the new PC as a desktop unit isn't an important factor, you could get a bundle based on a simpler, less-powerful motherboard and CPU and save even more.

Once again, the exact system I chose and used for this article should be seen only as an example of what's available: I wasn't and am not recommending specific brands, units, vendors, or whatnot. You may elect to make different choices--that's the beauty of this approach. You can get exactly what you want and need and save a significant amount of money in the process.

So you see, with just a little effort, it's entirely possible to get a full terabyte of storage for around $500. I did it, and so can you!


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