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Yeah, grab a C1100, find a used Dell PERC 6i on ebay as well (for around $80 -- with cables and BBU), slap in 4 2TB HDDs, RAID 10 for 4TB of storage. Partition 100GB or so for the OS and apps, leaving ~3.9TB (RAW) for storage, or whatever else you need. Grab a couple USB external drives for backups and configure Windows Server Backup (assuming you go with a Windows OS).

C1100 - ~$400
PERC 6i - ~$80
x4 2TB - ~$100 each

Total - ~$900
dual Xeon L5520s (Which have hyperthreading, unlike the L5420s in the CS23s), ~36GB of RAM, 4TB usable storage, BMC control, dual gigabit NICs.

Just don't forget your battery backup!
post #12 of 16
Just to note... I don't believe the Dell PERC 6i support HDDs larger than 2TB?
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Just to note... I don't believe the Dell PERC 6i support HDDs larger than 2TB?

That is correct, and why I said 2TB instead of 3TB. Sure a non-profit org doesn't have more than 4TB of data. smile.gif
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Just wanted to give him a heads up on growth limitations.
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When data grows beyond a few TB I think a dedicated SAN appliance should always be used. Or dedicated server built for storage with high end raid controllers etc.
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When data grows beyond a few TB I think a dedicated SAN appliance should always be used. Or dedicated server built for storage with high end raid controllers etc.

I agree 110%. At some point, you need dedicated storage.
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