NAS or stick to SBS
Posted on 2010-11-19
I currently have an SBS 2003 box which serves about 55 people and has roughly 600gb of data on it. I have just been granted a budget which will allow me to purchase a new server (probably a ProLiant DL360 or similar) to migrate up to SBS 2008. Our current 5 year old server has no fault tolerance at all (luckily nothing has failed to date - touch wood!) and I was considering migrating all data off of it and onto a NAS box, say a NetGear 2100. A few questions:
1) is it worth me introducing a NAS for file storage or shall I use the SBS 2008 once I have this finished and migrated across?
2) Will there be a noticeable difference in performance between the SBS file server and a NAS?
3) If not a ReadyNas, are there any other recommendations? I'm looking at a £2k budget for the NAS.