I have approximately 10 servers configured as such:
- AMD 64 X2 AM2 dual or quad core chips
- 4-16GB RAM DDR800+
- Dual SATA II Software Mirrored Boot Drives (Win Server)
I would like to configure them to use their data drives on a cheap DIY NAS in the server.
I am considering using RAID10 or RAID5/6 with 8 SATA II drives in a separate machine. That machine would have 2 GbE ports, connected to a GbE switch that each of the servers connect to with a dedicated GbE port (a separate one for the Internet Uplink).
Is this a really poor idea? How much bandwidth am I really going to be able to get to go through these SATA drives, for 10 servers?