Recommend Used 1U Server to Upgrade for Database Storage
Thinking of grabbing a used 1U server with 8-10 bays that I will repurpose into a database server. Will most likely discard the existing low-capacity memory modules and load up 128-256GB of DDR3. As this is still a database server that will also perform some data crunching and not a pure storage system, having the ability to upgrade the processor will be a plus if it comes with one that turns out to be underpowered.
What 1U models will you recommend for such a purpose?
Was looking at a SUPERMICRO SYS-1026T-6RFT+ with dual Xeon X5650, 8 x 8GB DDR3 and 2x700W PSU for $350. Will not be using any of the drives that comes with it, putting in all new drives. Will like this model more if it could squeeze in 2 more drive bays. What do you think about this?