Want to ask everyone a question, first a little background.
I need a server that gives me the fastest throughput over a 1GB network using Raid 10. I am buying a Haswell based server with one Xeon processor. And I am buying six nearline 7200 RPM sas drives in a raid 10 config. The controller is an H730 with onboard cache. 32 gigs of Ram. Also, buying a 10GB controller for future growth.
What is the primary force, besides hard drive speed, that give me the best read/writes? Processor or RAM? This network is solid, ran wireshark to see what my bandwidth is.
Currently, I have one server that gives me about 110 Mbs transfer rate...average. Which is pretty good. The server is one year old.
I am looking to get 150 - 170 Mbs consistently.