Exchange 2010 Databases, configuration

I have Server with windows server 2008 R2 x64 ( 500 GB, 24 GB Ram, Xenon 2.40)and Exchange 2010 and I have a thunderbolt external hardrive 12 TB (RAID) , I can use this to create a configuration with multiples mailbox databases to separate my company by departments?
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Firstly what connectivity is this external storage? If you are talking about USB external drives then a big NO.

Secondly, databases are not needed to separate company departments. Why would you feel the need to separate mailboxes into different databases?
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PLCITSAuthor Commented:
You not recommend use a USB external to storage the databases? what about if i dont have space in my server and i can not add more space?  I need buy other server? or which are my options?

i just think separate because in case one ail don't stop all company
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
If you have a "Server" that can only handle a single 500GB hard disk then I would start by using a decent server. Exchange will not perform well on a USB device.
Are you sure you can only have a single 500GB disk in your "Server"? What Make/Model is it?
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PLCITSAuthor Commented:
Ok we are suppose I have new server and the storage not a problems which is the best way, create one Database?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Thunderbolt is not USB folks, You should have no problem with thunderbolt but local storage is by far the best
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