Today i have purchased some second hand Dell Poweredge servers, which i can't wait to get:
- Dell Poweredge 1850 server Xeon 3Ghz / 1GB RAM
- Dell PowerEdge 2650 Server Xeon 2.4GHz / 1GB RAM
They use SCSI drives which is not a very cheap option for a file server when i had the idea of putting 5 2TB drives in the 2650. Are the bays the same size as normal 3.5 SATA HDD, could i add a PCI SATA card and just re wire some of the bays?
Do all servers use SCSI, do i really have a storage limit of 750GB? How to companies like Twitter manage to buy SCSI drives, i understand why they are used but there small and expensive :)
My second question is about rack mounted routers. What equipment is there that is like my home router that takes a Internet connection and shares it to my switch? Do you call it a WAN switch rather than a router?
Thanks, Dave :)