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I recently bought a network storage system NAS200 but was wondering if I should have this or should go for a full fledged processor. If I want to run a web server or something, I am assuming I cannot use this. In that case, when does one use a device like NAS200?

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HMMM... why would you buy a storage device if you want to run a web site?

You would buy a storage device for data storage and you would buy some type of workstation or server for running a web site. It seems pretty clear to me.

What was the reasoning behind your purchase of the NAS200?

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I don't really have experience in these things. What I was thinking was to mount the drive onto an existing desktop and just use it as the storage space... –  Legend Dec 10 '09 at 2:30
Well that sounds like a fine plan to me. Use it for it's intended purpose... storage. If and when you want to run a web site, then buy a workstation or server to do that. –  joeqwerty Dec 10 '09 at 2:32
Thank You. Could you kindly suggest how much I should be spending considering that this will be my first server/workstation? I'm just looking for something that can hold maybe a 2 TB hard disk. –  Legend Dec 10 '09 at 2:35
That's a fairly subjective question. What I might look for in a purchase is not neccessarily what you would look for. My suggestion would be to look at a few different vendors (Dell, HP, Acer, etc.) and spec out a few comparable machines with the size hard drive you're looking for. –  joeqwerty Dec 10 '09 at 2:39
Thanks... I will do that... I already have the hard drive but I'll follow your suggestion. Thank You for your time. –  Legend Dec 10 '09 at 2:42

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