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    Quote Originally Posted by AButters View Post
    Speak to your dell account manager. The prices on the website are not an indication of what you should be paying. Dell was cheaper than any other for me.
    The Dell account manager sends me to a 'special' schools site via a link. He won't even deal with 'parts' orders for us...

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    If you want to go really hardcore, you could shove some SSDs in and see what happens, they're much cheaper than many SAS drives and the controllers will run them fine. Doubt you'd need that sort of speed, and TRIM would break though...

    Been impressed with the performance/price of Opterons. Got a couple of HPs here with older AMD quads, my single VM host is on a quad core 2376HE, copes fine with 6 (fairly light use like a DC, print server, web servers) VMs at present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    If you want to go really hardcore, you could shove some SSDs in and see what happens, they're much cheaper than many SAS drives and the controllers will run them fine. Doubt you'd need that sort of speed, and TRIM would break though...
    Don't do this for SQL servers or Exchange. The sheer amount of IO will kill your SSD off in no time, as it will soon get through all the cell rewrites. One reviewer did a test with an SQL database and went through a sandforce drive in a day... Unless you go for enterprise SSDs anyway, and they'll cost as much as the server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Remember, hard drive prices have doubled since then... Plus, an array does not include the processing power of a server.
    @Oaktech - what spec have you put in for that price?
    it's one of these in DL land: BT Business Direct - HP PROLIANT DL385 G7 2X O6180SE (636071-421)


    and the dell The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

    (hopefully that will work)

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Don't do this for SQL servers or Exchange. The sheer amount of IO will kill your SSD off in no time, as it will soon get through all the cell rewrites. One reviewer did a test with an SQL database and went through a sandforce drive in a day... Unless you go for enterprise SSDs anyway, and they'll cost as much as the server.
    Ha, that doesn't really surprise me, they're just not designed for that workload (yet) I guess. Suppose you could have two arrays, one SSD based and one on 10/15k HDDs, and allocate the VMs onto each depending on usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    it's one of these in DL land: BT Business Direct - HP PROLIANT DL385 G7 2X O6180SE (636071-421)


    and the dell The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

    (hopefully that will work)
    That price for the HP is very high. LambdaTek have it at 2721 ex VAT.

    And that Dell link doesn't seem to work - it is sending me to a tower server in US dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    That price for the HP is very high. LambdaTek have it at 2721 ex VAT.

    And that Dell link doesn't seem to work - it is sending me to a tower server in US dollars.
    Ok... I'm going shopping for the DL to see if any of our other suppliers can do a better deal - I'll also call our account manager and see what i can squeeze him for.

    The dell was the same 5x600gb raid 6 10k drive and 16gb ram + 2x dual network spec, only the processors varied.

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