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Server hardware multiple drive configuration

Question asked by duncanbaker on Feb 4, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2016 by wimdecorte

Hi all

 

I'm looking to purchase a Windows server to run FMS on and thought I'd throw out some ideas for any feedback comments. I'm thinking:

 

RAID 1 mirrored 15k or SSD drives for the OS, FMS and data drive to reside on. At the moment I'm looking at 300GB.

 

RAID 1 mirrored 7.2k drives for external container storage and database backups.At the moment I'm looking at 2TB.

 

32GB RAM

 

Intel® Xeon® E5-2420 v2 2.20GHz

 

I think it's a beast of a machine but of course it always depends on the load expected, how many users etc.

 

I wanted to particularly check that with the data file on the OS RAID 1, I will be able to have external container storage on the 7.2k drives, as well as back up the database file to the 7.2k drives. Because they're internal, not network, I think this should be fine but figured it'd be worth checking.

 

Thanks

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