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Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by steven, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. steven

    steven Guest


    I have to setup a new SBS network (SBS 2003 Premium ISA 2004)

    Would like to use Rackmount equipment where possible

    Can you please recommend what HP server you feel would best suit

    5 users (growth to 10 users over 3 years)

    Would like the server to include:

    2GB ram
    3 x 80GB hard Drive (to run raid 5)

    I was looking at the APC UPS

    What Router and swtich (gigabyte) would you recommend (both rack mountable)
    and able to plug into the APC UPS.

    Is there a Rackmountable ADSL 2+ modem available (and again able to plug
    into the APC UPS)

    and finally, would you install cat 5 or 6 cable. (what is the main


    steven, Jul 9, 2005
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  2. you're starting off on the wrong foot from the start.

    3*80GB HDD's suggests you are using (more likely) SATA or IDE drives. BUT,
    at least you are RAIDing them.

    Use SCSI. Though SATA is maturing and even IDE RAID has more functionality
    than previously, SCSI does an important thing in our environment. SCSI
    handles multiple requests better than IDE or SATA. SATA is beginning to
    support Native Command Queing, if you have the right drives, connected to
    the right controller, if either is wrong the function does not work.

    SCSI has had this ability for YEARS.

    An SBS box is not particularly busy, but it is doing many things at all
    times. IO is the primary performance attribute.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Jul 9, 2005
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  3. steven

    steven Guest

    Hi thanks will have a look

    any suggestions on routers and switches and adsl 2+ which are rack mountable

    steven, Jul 10, 2005
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