I've arrived at a scenario where I want (need) to add more space to my HP Proliant DL380 G7 running Windows SBS 2017 R2 server and I read a lot about the MSA range and managed to pick up a cheap(ish ex demo-no drives) HPE MSA 1040 SFF Dual Controller Storage Array... but this is my first 'Storage Array rodeo', so before I purchase / configure any drives... I was going to ask the community here about some pros and cons and best practices.
Please let me know your thoughts about how I could achieve a best performing throughput and data integrity connection between my server and this storage array, whether or not that's a good idea to connect directly via iSCSI, or should I access the MSA via a swtich?! because I was thinking iSCSI looks more robust, but is that actually the theory?!
I was hoping to get some performance, so was hoping to achieve a RAID1+0 to achieve 2.4TBs in this storage array via 8 x 600GB 15k SAS 12G DP 2.5" drives.
So, any do's and dont's would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much,