Config for anew file server
Posted on 2011-02-16
Hi, I currently need to configure a new file serveur for a client that have 40-60 user. All user are working on the server (no one work on thier c drive). Need about 4-5 TB noe with space for expension
I was thinking of:
- Dell R515
-2X AMD Opteron™ 4130, 4C 2.6GHz, 3M L2/6M L3, 1333Mhz Max Mem
- 8G Ram (I thnks windows 2008 Std will cache some often used file in cache)
- I was thinking to use a RAID 5 for PERC H700 Controllers with one spare
But what do you suggest for HDD?
- Dell have new 2TB 7.2K RPM Near-Line SAS 6Gbps good for space with just 3 in raid 5 I got my space needed and a lot space expension. But what about speed?
- I can use a 600GB 15K RPM Serial-Attach SCSI 6Gbps for about the same price but the 2 claim to have a 6Gbps R/R speed
All the SAS drive are limited to 7.2K for this server, only SATA have 10 or 15K.
For a file server it is more secure to use Raid6 and lost some R/W speed?