Would anyone care to comment on the specs for an essentials server for 10 total users, more likely 5 users at any one time / very light usage. They had been using SBS 2003 and are over due for replacement. May do virtualization of the server.
I'd like to build a 'good' server but not throw money away on this.
Dell OptiPlex T110-2? It's be in an open office so shouldn't be too noisy -
RAM - 16? or 32. 32 is overkill for this number of users, right? would you say 16 is just right or also overkill? What if we don't virtualize?
RAID - hardware PERC H200? Or S300? the S300 isn't really hardware, right? We are thinking we'd do raid 1 with a hot spare.
Hard drives? They have about 50GB of data after all these years. I was thinking 2 drives, each 1 TB in a RAID 1 configuration. Would you use SATA or SAS? Again for the few users, SAS seems overkill?