Full server, do I buy a NAS - or are there other alternative?
I'm the sole ICT tech for a middle school (320 pupils). I muddle on ok normally, but am a bit out of my depth on this. I hope someone can help?
We have a Stone server running Windows 2003. It was put in before I arrived, and it's not very big. We have 270gb for the entire school's storage - so it's full....
I asked our Stone engineer and he suggested we get a NAS unit, and l got the impression from him it was as simple as plugging it in, and connected it to the network, and then we'd have a nice empty drive, but reading some post on here it seems there is some setup, they don't always talk to the network, can be slow and not really suitable for permanent storage.
Is there another option?