Essentially I had $5k to work with, I squeaked by with only a few dollars to spare as it was. I did make it a provision though that the storage would be reassessed in 6 months. One reason I wanted to separate the the drives into to RAIDs was also to make it easier to replace the 4x146 array with a 4x300 (or larger) when needed. Shoestring budget is an understatement for what I have to work with.
Originally Posted by jpbuse
Mail | Dell 2950III | 2x Quad Core 5420 | 8gb RAM | 6x 146gb SAS RAID 0+1 | Red Hat 5.3 | Zimbra 6.0.10 Network Edition
Test | VMware ESXi Whitebox | Phenom II Black 3.2ghz | 12gb RAM | 6x 1tb SATA RAID 0+1 | CentOS 5.4 | FOSS, Not in use now