I am helping a mate out who wants to retire his very old and painfully slow desktop which we have setup as a very primitive file server and replace with a nice low power, small form factor, WHS box.
I think ideally I would like a smallish (50-80GB) HDD to run the operating system and then a nice big 1TB for storage. He will be using it pretty much solely as a file server and backup device so his laptop (which he uses for work) can be free of all his music and movies etc and will be automatically backed up to the WHS.
So I have been looking around and have been struggling to find an out-of-the-box pre-built PC that will do what I want, for a reasonable price. It needs to be 64-bit since WHS is 64-bit only.
What are the minimum specs I need in reality? Anyone know of any places that specialise in building these sorts of low power machines, designed specifically for WHS?
Thanks in advance!