Dell dimension 5150 has RAID, right? What's wrong with that as a workgroup server vs. a PowerEdge 840?
Posted on 2006-10-27
I need to set up a 'server' for a workgroup of 3 people. I was thinking XP Pro, but would want RAID, so was thinking about a PowerEdge (840 was recommended in another question of mine) for the RAID and simple video card? (it seems workstations have more expensive video cards?)
Thenk I remember that the Dimension 5150 can come with 2 drives for RAID that's built into the motherboard? So what do you gain / lose to spend more with a PowerEdge 840? more complexity? I don't need hot swap drives. And is there an optiplex that has raid on the mobo?
My head spins with all the choices and talking to dell just gets sales pitches.