Recently i took over a contract where previous tech upgraded a 10 year old server instead of replacing it presumably in order to save on costs, below are current specs:
Intel® Server Board S3200SHV with a XEON x3220 2.4Ghz CPU & an Onboard Intel® 82801IR I/O RAID Controller
8GB RAM (Maxed Out)
2x Seagate 500GB SATA 7200rpm Dektop Drives in RAID1 for the O/S
4x 3TB WD WD30EFRX-68EUZN RED Series 5400 NAS Drives with Hot Spare in Microsoft Storage Space Configuration
Windows Server Essentials 2016
He upgraded this server to above specs about less than 2 years ago, first off I question if the server should not have just been replaced or does bringing it up to above specs makes sense.
Second, i find the server to be slow and was wondering if I should not replace the 2 Seagate desktop drives by SSD in RAID1 and if so, should i keep current onboard RAID controller or add a separate controller for this purpose or should i just wait a couple of year and replace the whole server?
Your suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks