Expanding Storage external to SBS2003 Server

A customers Proliant ML350 is tapped out for storage.  All drive space in use.

This is small business under 10 users with minimal budget.  Need to a 200gb +

Would an external NAS / SAN type solution be cost effective?  ANy recommendations?

I'm also considering a smaller Proliant (member) server with storage, although that would most likely require additional server licensing and user cals adding to the cost.

Open to suggestions.


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What generation ML350? You could probably just put bigger disks in it but need G number from front to know what to advise.
BBraytonAuthor Commented:
It is a G4, but all the scsi drive slots are full and I don't have the option of updating any raid drives.

Heavily used system and this is their busy time of the year.  Additional external storage I think is the route.
Well, you could probably get a MSA30 plus Smart array 642 or 6402 from eBay, that would be the HP supported configuration. Trouble is that the MSA30 is only available as rackmount. You ould get a ML3xx Two Bay Hot Plug SCSI Drive Cage to put in the removable media bays, but probably already got a tape drive in there and anyway only gives 2 more disk slots and needs a second RAID controller same as the MSA30 would. A lot cheaper though if 2 disks would be enough, http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-2-bay-LVD-cage-upgrade-253761-001-244059-B21-/150502405817 (don't think you get the wooden dog included)

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