I have an old server HP DL140 with dual Xeon 1.6 GHz processors, Dual HDDs (RAID 1) and 8 GBs RAM
The server is the single DC in our small office with Windows 2003 R2 SP2 and has Exchange 2003 SP2 also.
I have assembked another new desktop with Intel mainboard, Core i7 ivy bridge 3.4 GHz, 32GB DDR3 and 256GB SSD.
The old server is slow in performance. I think its time to replace its HDDs after 5 years or service. So, I am thinking to use the new desktop and upgrade to Windows 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010 also.
What is your opinion? Will it be better to replace the HDDs of the old server or to use the new dektop instead?