So my two friends and I are moving in together and we’re trying to figure out how to set up a large shared drive.
I am getting a Dell Power Edge 1300 (PII processor) server off of Freecycle. My plan was to throw in a RAID controller pci card, an ethernet pci card and two sata hard drives and run Windows 2000 on it.
The one Apple user suggested we look into Time Capsule which looks like an expensive external hard drive and wifi router. It’s really only designed for best compatibility with Apple computers.
I think our apple user should install MacFUSE/NTFS-3G or something similar to allow writing to NTFS as well turning on windows file sharing which is built into OSX.
The Dell could be an FTP server so it wouldn’t matter what the drive was formatted to but that means alienating our less tech savvy third roommate as well as not being able to use it in real time as a mapped network drive.
Pro/Cons of each option?