troubleshooting Question

Raid configuration and driver partitioning

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Hello and thank you for your attention to this matter. Your input and insight is appreciated.

I'm in the process of configuring a serve for a client and i'm not sure what sort of raid to use. This server will act as a domain controller, exchange and file server. There are 12 wks. and about 20 users. I'm certain that for the OS partition (ms sbs 2008) i will set up raid1 for redundancy(2x160gb).
For the Data storage i'm not certain on what to use. I was thinking to set up another Raid1 ????

I'm also not certain on which controller to use. Any recommendations? These are the spces i get to choose from.

Also any recommendations on partitions sizes? I was going to use the whole 160gb or maybe even 80gb since we most likely will image the driver using Acronis.

Please keep in mind that cost is a factor. Thank you for your time and expertise. I appreciate your help.. Thank you again.

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