My setup

Throughout this blog I’ll be referring to the specific kit that I have and the issues that I’ve managed to solve. So I thought it would be useful to list all the specifics in one place for reference. I’m not going to include waste of time things such as cases but all the main components and uses are here

Server

  • Windows Advanced Server 2003
  • Asus P5N73-AM Motherboard
  • 2 SATA drives configured on motherboard as bootable RAID 1 array
  • Backup IDE drives
  • Exchange Server 2003

Main PC

  • Windows 7 64Bit
  • Asus P6T Deluxe with 12Gb Kingston Extreme
  • 2 SAS Drives configured on motherboard as bootable┬áRAID 1 array for OS
  • LSI MegaRaid with 4 x 1Tb drives configured as two 1Tb RAID 1 arrays

Main laptop

  • Asus N56VJ

Secondary laptop

  • ASUS Eee 1008P

Synology DS1812+ NAS

  • 4 x 3Tb RAID 5
  • 4 x 1Tb RAID 5
  • WordPress (1 website)
  • Photostation (1 primary website + user level access)

Synology DS1812+ NAS

  • 4 x 3Tb RAID 5
  • WordPress (1 website)
  • Drupal (6 websites)

Networking

  • Draytek Vigor 2860 connecting direct to TalkTalk Business 80/20 Fibre
  • Edimax Wireless APs
  • Netgear switches