Upgrade Path from Mediasmart Home Server to Something Stronger?
I've got another question for you guys, hoping you can help. Thanks again for all the free tech support by the way
Anyway, I'm currently running an old HP Mediasmart as a home server. I use it to centrally store my files, backup the machines in the house (at the image level), and do a small amount of media streaming. It's old, really old. I upgraded both the RAM and CPU a few years back, and have steadily swapped the drives out for larger ones (I'm up to about 2TB of space now). But it's starting to show its age, and I'm running out of space again.
Considering I'm now running a business off of this thing as well as housing my music files, I figured it might be time to consider upgrading.
So I'm looking to do a few things.
- Store personal and business files.
- Protect against disk failure with some form of RAID like functionality.
- Stream media files to the Xbox.
- Backup/Image the desktops and laptops in the house.
- Provide remote access to the files if possible.
It would be nice if the system was capable of doing an offsite backup as well, but I can use a service like LogMeIn Backp or something for that if needed.
This Western Digital Sentinel is what I'm looking at so far.
Do you guys have any suggestions for something better/different to do what I'm after?
I figure I'll install this or whatever else you guys talk me into in conjunction with a complete refresh of my main desktop PC as well. I currently have a whole host of scheduled SyncToy backups going back and forth between the desktop and the server, and blowing the whole thing away and starting fresh seems like a good idea.