I am looking into moving our files in our Active Domain from our single server running Windows Server 2008 into another low performance server.
I was wondering if a file server really needs high quality/speed processors etc. or if I can just get a low spec server and add high volume hard drives for it? I have a spare Dell Poweredge 2550.
TWO INTEL PENTIUM3 1.4Ghz (512Mb L2 cache) 4Gb RAM
I was planning on installing MS Windows Server 2008 and having it's only role as a file server. This would mean I could then add another higher performance server to the network as an Additional Domain Controller and they could both link to the Dell file server.
Is this a bad idea? Will a low spec server make the performance of the network lower speed etc.?
We have around 30-40 users, the files would range from roaming user profiles (average is about 100mb per profile). We would also store the users personal files on the server which would be a combination of office documents etc. We would comfortably be able to fit the entire offices documents and files on a 100gb drive.