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    Quote for new file server

    Hi

    Can anyone give me a quote for a new file server? The main requirement is that it must support 6 SATA drives; 2 RAID 1 for OS, with 4 RAID 5 for data. A single processor with 4 GB RAM would be good. For the data drives something around 1 TB each.

    I've had a quick go at configuring using the Dell website and they want £340 per 1 TB SATA drive; which seems pretty expensive.

    Many thanks for taking the time to read and respond.

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    They won't be SATA at that price they would be SAS. A much better and faster drive. Google it for more info

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    Quote Originally Posted by altecsole View Post
    Hi

    Can anyone give me a quote for a new file server? The main requirement is that it must support 6 SATA drives; 2 RAID 1 for OS, with 4 RAID 5 for data. A single processor with 4 GB RAM would be good. For the data drives something around 1 TB each.

    I've had a quick go at configuring using the Dell website and they want £340 per 1 TB SATA drive; which seems pretty expensive.

    Many thanks for taking the time to read and respond.
    will get straight onto this for you Altecsole , could you pm me your details for the quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    They won't be SATA at that price they would be SAS. A much better and faster drive. Google it for more info
    Thanks. I'm already aware of SAS, we have them in our Terminal server. The price is definitely for 1TB SATA.

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    odd, for a file server i would go SAS anyway

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    Network fileserver isn't going to need as fast disk access so for a fileserver I would go for SATA, for something that needs fast disk access such as a database(driven) server, virtual machine host then have SAS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    odd, for a file server i would go SAS anyway
    Why? Unless you give reasons your responses aren't helpful. Saying 'Google it' doesn't help either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    odd, for a file server i would go SAS anyway
    I suppose if money is no object, then it wouldn't hurt...

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    ... or go for hybrid storage using SSD and SATA from Sun

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    SAS are much faster, we use them because when you have 500 users writing to them it would prove better. - We have 800 clients so say 200 free, although allot of the time all IT rooms are in full use. I have also found them to be more reliable. They are also cheaper than SCSI

    We the google bit. I replied on my iPhone and it isnt easy typing on there so it would save me lots of time.

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    @FN-GM: I doubt that your hard disks are the bottleneck in that system (unless you have a massive aggregated link into your server).

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    They seemed to improve this 18 month ago

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