I need some feedback guys. I work for a blood bank as the Network Admin. Me and a few of the guys were talking of trying to simplify a few problems, which I will not go into detail about, but a file server came up. Now of course, we know how to set one up, but never have we really done it on this scale and was wondering if anyone has, or hasn't, and why? We though that we would have each person store anything they work on in a folder on the file server. Everything, from the documents to their outlook PST file. Alot of things are in flux here lately and there is constant movment and expanding. I know people like Dell and Microsoft do this. There users login and only have so much space on a file server and everything they do is saved there. Plus it would greatly simplify backups. My concers are bandwidth and the system choking up when the hard drive can't keep up. If money was no problem, they I would never worry about it, I would just give each department it's own server, but I need to try to simplify this into one server. We have 100 PC's. Each user would need there own folder on the file server. I am trying to think along the lines of how many people per drive so that there is no delay in the time it takes to open. I want them to click and bam... We have a gigabit network. So a server with dual Gigabit adapters with load balancing should suffice. I don't know guys. Let me know what you know. Please only reply if you know what you are talking about. Knowing the number of people, assuming normal usage, what kind of system with what specs am I needing to look into. Personally I was thinking a system with a 7200RPM HD per department. Most departments have about 8-12 users. The only real power users here except for the IT Department is Marketing. They do alot of photoshop and Quark, but there are only 4 people. Everyone else is just Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.