Upgrading to faster server hard drives
Posted on 2010-09-13
I am planning on updating the hard drives in our file and print server. This server is an IBM x3650. It currently has 3 500GB, 7200 SATA hard drives in a RAID5 configuration.
I want to replace these drives with 15000 RPM SAS drives. I am also considering installing 4 drives for the RAID array, and 1 drive to place the swap file on. I would then use the old drives elsewhere.
Any advice on the best way to go about this upgrade? I have an idea of what I want to do, but would like some opinions. Thanks.