Would 15k SAS drives be overkill for our needs?
Posted on 2012-03-29
We're a small business and planning to purchase a Dell server to hold our SQL database.
The machine currently holding our SQL database is running XP Pro with 3gb ram.
The server we're currently getting quotes for, will have 8gb RAM and an Intel Xeon E3-1220 Processor (3.1GHz).
Chances are, we will be using SQL Express!
the main database is 1gb and can have up to 15 concurrent users.
I know that 15k drives are better than 7.2k.
I know that a Bugatti Veyron is better than a mini cooper but if you only need a car for 30mph roads...
Simply put, is it worth us investing an extra £500 into 15k drives?!
We don't care much about space, just speed.