I need a 1U rackserver for hosting a website running on Windows Server and MS SQL. I plan to have a SSD drive for the system and SQL database and a large 1-2 TB standard SATA HDD for a lot of datafiles that needs to be served from the website. The SSD I plan to use is the Intel X25-M in the retail edition with 3.5” box.
I have been looking for the DELL PowerEdge R410 but do not want to pay for their expensive HDD and SSD.
Q1: If I buy the PowerEdge R410 in the cabled HDD version would it then be possible to switch the disks to my own disks without problems?
Q2: Does the empty drive bays (4 in total) contain brackets so that I can install standard SATA HDD’s into the empty drive bays or do I need to buy the server with two disks to be able to install my own two disks? What about cables?
Q3: Do you see any other problems in this configuration?
Thanks in advance.