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Old October 31, 2009, 10:08 AM
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a typical enterprise spec for a server is a 8 port RAID hardware raid card; hosting RAID 1 SAS drives for OS and RAID 5 SAS for the data (with hot spare).

the IO system alone would be:
LSI 8 port PCIe 8x controller: $650
two seagate 146GB SAS @15K RPM for OS: $400
four seagate 300GB SAS @15K RPM for data: $2000 <-- this gives you close to 1TB storage

that brings your storage system to $3050 (ncix)

it's fair to say a proper server only performs as well as it's storage system. What was your budget again?
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