Microsft Servers Upgrade

Posted on 2010-01-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
We have the following architecture:
2 Microsoft SQL servers. OS is windows 2000. SQL database  is 7.0. The server hardware is HP proliant 800. The server is a SQL applicaiton server. The server is used for data mining. RIght now it has a script that used bulk inserts to push "csv" files to the database. The database size is about 10 Gb.

We are looking to upgrade the hardware and software. The following are some hardware someone suggested (for each server):
This server: 2,339.00

Hard Drives:
2 of These Hard Drives: 549.00 each ( E Drives ) 1 year warranty
2 of these Hard Drives: 359.00 ( C Drive ) 3 year warranty
1 of these: 130.00

What do you thing of the suggested hardware. Obviously it's missing the software. I need a solution for both hardware and software upgrade. Can you make a suggestion?
Question by:techzone12
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    The SAS drives that you provided won't work with your server. Your server is running the old large HD. The links show the drives are Small Form Factor drives.

    My suggestion is instead of spending money on the large old drives, you may consider to get a new low end server. You may end up to spend not much more $ than upgrading the drive. You may also get Windows package and SQL along with the server for bargain.


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