I am looking into a new Server. I found this one:
It would fit all of our needs except the fact that it will only have 1 TB of total storage Size in a RAID 5 with it's 8 x 146 GB Hard Drives. Would it be possible to add 2 standard SATA2 1TB Hard Drives and configure them in their own RAID 1 to have an extra TB of storage space? Or do I have to get the SAS drives? I know they are faster but they are smaller and I would have to add another 3 x 450 GB HDD's and put them in a RAID 5 as well just to get another TB of storage. Not to mention they cost over $600 a piece when I can get a standard SATA 1 TB drive for around $150.
Please let me know what you would suggest. Should I just get this AS-IS and add a 2nd Storage Server?
Thanks for your help in advance.