Click here to Skip to main content
15,885,689 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.

 
GeneralRe: To defrag a SSD or not to defrag a SSD Pin
dandy726-Dec-23 5:12
dandy726-Dec-23 5:12 
GeneralRe: To defrag a SSD or not to defrag a SSD Pin
jschell6-Dec-23 7:11
jschell6-Dec-23 7:11 
GeneralRe: To defrag a SSD or not to defrag a SSD Pin
dandy726-Dec-23 5:10
dandy726-Dec-23 5:10 
GeneralRe: To defrag a SSD or not to defrag a SSD Pin
Cp-Coder6-Dec-23 5:44
Cp-Coder6-Dec-23 5:44 
GeneralRe: To defrag a SSD or not to defrag a SSD Pin
Daniel Pfeffer6-Dec-23 9:26
professionalDaniel Pfeffer6-Dec-23 9:26 
GeneralRe: To defrag a SSD or not to defrag a SSD Pin
Gerry Schmitz6-Dec-23 8:03
mveGerry Schmitz6-Dec-23 8:03 
GeneralRe: To defrag a SSD or not to defrag a SSD Pin
den2k886-Dec-23 22:55
professionalden2k886-Dec-23 22:55 
QuestionRecommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Joan M6-Dec-23 1:16
professionalJoan M6-Dec-23 1:16 
Hello all,

INTRODUCTION
Given the new accounting laws in our country, every company will need an accounting software that sticks to those laws.
Even freelancers (as me) will have to adopt a software like that.
I don't trust the cloud + I don't want to pay a fee every month to be able to use my accounting data.
Now I own a NAS which is more than enough for my needs but is not capable to run the accounting programs I will be able to use in my country.
Most of the accounting programs I could use require SSD and Windows to run.

Getting a server would mean:
* Getting a server, some SSD and HDD disks.
* Getting an UPS.
* Getting a small rack.
* Getting a Windows server license.
* Using our current NAS as backup for that server and keep doing our NAS extra backups with external USB HDDs.

QUESTION
What server / option would you recommend for this kind of job?
Would it be better to get a tower server? or a rack server?
As soon as we have children the server, NAS, UPS... will have to be placed inside a rack anyway.
It would be nice to be able to have a mix of SSD and normal HDD, SSD for the OS and the accounting program and HDD to store everything else.
+/- 8TB of data space available would be nice.
+/- 32GB RAM available would be nice.
Would it be better to install the accountant program inside a virtual machine? just to make it easier to move it from one server to another one in the future (if needed).
Do you agree that it's better to get a server than a normal workstation for all this?

And as a bonus... what would you use that server for apart of all mentioned before? Any additional hint/idea?

Thank you all!
www.robotecnik.com[^] - robots, CNC and PLC programming

AnswerRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Maximilien6-Dec-23 2:13
Maximilien6-Dec-23 2:13 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Jeremy Falcon6-Dec-23 4:28
professionalJeremy Falcon6-Dec-23 4:28 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Joan M6-Dec-23 10:23
professionalJoan M6-Dec-23 10:23 
AnswerRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Daniel Pfeffer6-Dec-23 3:03
professionalDaniel Pfeffer6-Dec-23 3:03 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Joan M6-Dec-23 10:29
professionalJoan M6-Dec-23 10:29 
AnswerRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Gary Stachelski 20216-Dec-23 4:51
Gary Stachelski 20216-Dec-23 4:51 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Joan M6-Dec-23 10:31
professionalJoan M6-Dec-23 10:31 
AnswerRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Jeremy Falcon6-Dec-23 4:27
professionalJeremy Falcon6-Dec-23 4:27 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
dandy726-Dec-23 4:38
dandy726-Dec-23 4:38 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Joan M6-Dec-23 10:22
professionalJoan M6-Dec-23 10:22 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
milo-xml7-Dec-23 1:58
professionalmilo-xml7-Dec-23 1:58 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Joan M7-Dec-23 2:24
professionalJoan M7-Dec-23 2:24 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Alister Morton8-Dec-23 2:56
Alister Morton8-Dec-23 2:56 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Joan M8-Dec-23 11:26
professionalJoan M8-Dec-23 11:26 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
StatementTerminator7-Dec-23 4:58
StatementTerminator7-Dec-23 4:58 
GeneralRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
Joan M6-Dec-23 10:22
professionalJoan M6-Dec-23 10:22 
AnswerRe: Recommendations on what computer/server get Pin
dandy726-Dec-23 4:33
dandy726-Dec-23 4:33 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.