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The function of this profile is further described in Section 5.2
It is perfectly possible to combine different profile, to some extent, doing so naturally make the hardware requirement different than those mentioned here. Have a look at Section 2.7
The hardware specification for this profile depends mainly on how many users you have.
You should opt for SCSI-disks, or SATA. Only use IDE-disks for small networks with few users.
The size of the disk (or the RAID) is dictated by how many users you have, and how much space you give each of them. See TODOSection 8.10
A network card of good quality, 100Mbit or 1000Mbit
The CPU doesn't need to be very fast- about 500-1000MHz should do fine. This profile is mainly a file server profile.
512MB-1GB RAM should be enough.
The hardware specifications listed here are based on my own experience; your mileage may vary.