Question Replacing a Server Need Input on Replacement Hardware

ataenter

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Hi Guys,

One of my customers has an older Intel S3210SH Xeron x3220 2.4Ghz Server with Windows 2016 Essentials on it, there are roughly 15 stations connecting to this file server / domain controller. All stations are being backed up on a storage space made up of 4 WD NAS drives, the O/S runs off of a RAID1 made up of 2x 7200rpm desktop drives. Performance is poor and server is getting old.
I was thinking of upgrading motherboard, memory and maybe the drives (or at least the desktop drives it boots up with).

Any suggestions? Should i swap the boot drives with SSD? Should I RAID1 SSD or should i just aim for a RAID10 solution (SAS Controller and drives..)

Thank you,
 

Andrei N

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you are describing a performance issue.
what is the target performance ?
what is the targeted scalability of the system ?
how much data do you need stored ?
also why do you have raid 1 if you are already backing them up on NAS ?
you could've went for raid 0.

from your details, the cheapest option is to get a high speed SSD SAS and plug it directly to the MB or controller. Leave the back-up as is.
 

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