I am about to purchase a new server as follows:
- Dell T610
- 2 x Xeon 2.53Ghz processors
- 16GB RAM
- Perc H700 w/ 1GB Non Volatile RAM
- 8 x 300GB 15K SAS Hard drives
- Small Business Server 2011
This will be a domain controller, file server, print server, exchange, Sophos AV server etc.
What configuration would you suggest for the drives? All in a big RAID 10 or split in some way?
Should I upgrade the standard (Dual Gigabit ethernet) to Quad ethernet - will it make a difference to throughput?
Is the 1GB memory on the RAID controller worth it, or should I stick with the 512MB?
Thanks for the help