Server Storage Setup
Posted on 2013-12-04
We currently have a few DL380 G5's hanging around all of which we tested Windows Server 2012R2 and all worked perfectly. Drivers installed and all working well.
These servers have 8 drive bays in which all are populated. They are currently in two RAID 10 arrays. Since these servers will slowly be decommissioned over the course of early 2014 to make way for the new G8's I wanted some advice as to how we can use the servers storage system. My plan was to use 2 drives for a mirror (OS) and the remaining 6 drives in one RAID 10 array. We can also use RAID 5 but I just feel that since the drives are available and the performance is far better why not?
For that matter is it that much better?