I'm looking at the HP DL380 G5 and have seen that it takes 2.5" SFF disks and the maximum size is 72gb @ 15k.
If I was to configure raid 1 on the system drive and raid 10 on the data drive, effectively my data drive would be (6 disk array - no hotspare) 6 x 72gb / 2 = 216gb! I need 300gb just to be similar with our current fileserver!
Is there no such things as a 2.5" SFF 146gb that runs at 15k with dual ports? I can't find any.
Iwould need 146gb @ 10k 2.5" in this server I assume. Is this what other people do? Would buying the 10k dual ports mean I could use them in a SAn at a later date using Fibre channel? Is a 146gb 15k 2.5" in the pipeline?
Can you get something that will allow the DL380 to take the 3.5" disks?
I was hoping to virtualise a few servers on this server and would include Exchange and SQL so a RAID 10 would be optimal?
Also would a iscsi SAN with the 2.5" 10k 146gb cope on a virtualised platform?
Thanks for any help