Did you or did someone tell you that RAID 1 Mirroring meant you didn't have to worry about backup or such?
And for a business I don't consider these to be servers. Nice file copies, and such but in a business where we pay by the hour can you afford low file speeds?
In other words, be sure you can get your money back!
I am looking for a entry level server for my business. It will be used mainly as a file server and for backup, but will also host SharePoint and a remotewebaccess.com website. We've decided that a twelve bay server would be ideal for us, giving us adequate storage space now with room to expand in the future. We'd like the server to last us five years.
We've narrowed it down to two servers:
the QNAP EC1279U http://www.qnap.com/useng/index.php?lang=en-us&sn=862&c=355
the Advatronix Cirrus 1200 http://www.advatronix.com/store/servers/cirrus-1200-windows-server-2012-essentials.html
We are currently leaning toward the Advatronix server for a couple of reasons. It's already preconfigured with an operating system, hard drives, and RAID so we won't have to worry about doing that ourselves (we don't have an IT staff) and its form factor is pretty unique. It seems unobtrusive and is supposed to run quietly. But I'd like to maybe hear some opinions on these two first before I decide!
What do you think would be the better choice out of these two?
Thank you for reading!