Dell Poweredge 2950
OS: Windows Server 2003 SBS
Backup software: StorageCraft ShadowProtect or Macrium Reflect Full (we have licenses for both, we are using StorageCraft for now). Full Images are being created nightly
What would you recommend for an external storage that would be faster then our current 1TB drive usb 2.0 solution.
We are quite happy with the software backups that are being created now. Situation leaves us wishing for more speed wise. About 120GB image takes 1 hours 45 minutes on average if a full recover takes place.
My question is, is there a technology (and I spent time looking at 3 possible solutions - Network Recovery(NAS), USB 3.0 recovery - Promises speeds 10 times faster then USB 2.0 and SATA 6Gb's ) that would allow faster recovery times.
I'm wondering if first
1) Keeping the same software and performing a recovery over let's say USB 3.0 would be a faster process or is there a software limitation as well)
2) Server has a built it Gigabyte ethernet card, what NAS storages are my options and can NAS be used just like a 1TB NTFS formatted external drive would, as in using a NAS storage like a read/write drive with ability to write nightly images and performing recovery via network as a normal drive
3) is SATA 6GB noticeably faster then USB 3.0?
Here's the link to the server: http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfb/servers/pedge_2950/pd.aspx?refid=pedge_2950&cs=28&s=dfb
I'm not sure on what Sata version is built in.
The ethernet card is Gigabit
I'd buy a USB3 pci-e card if thats what we'll go with.