Server Purchase -- RAID controllers ?

I am getting a new
Windows 2012 R2 Dell PowerEdge
R630 server.

Looks PERC H330 should be OK for my plain 100 user "fileServer" per
http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/04/campaigns/dell-raid-controllers,
but has no Cache Memory Size and no Write Back Cache.

Does anyone have a different recommendation ?
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
That's a good controller for your needs. If you decide to go with usual HDDs then go on with it. According to this resource: http://www.storage-switzerland.com/Articles/Entries/2013/7/8_Sever_Side_Caching_vs._Raid_Controller_Caching.html the non cached controller is common for most environments.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
if you are just using it for file services, might look at R430; R630 seems a little overkill just for this purpose
also a bit cheaper and not as powerful but still more than enough to support file services

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-r430/pd

the H330 is also fine for this server though how heavy of a workload do you anticipate?
if not too heavy then H330 should be fine otherwise you might want to look at H730 that has 1gb cache
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Get the H730. It costs more, but you will be glad you did. It is more reliable, more flexible, and MUCH better performance.
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