Soo, I'm starting to have thoughts about replacing the wimpier of our two servers. The criteria are: - 1RU - at least 6 SAS drives with the ability to run at least 2 raid arrays (one RAID1, one RAID10, possibly another RAID1 depending on drives) - at least 1 quad-core Xeon (or Opteron, I guess, but Xeons seem to be the biz atm) - at least 2 GigE adapters - Linux capable (SLES10 or non-commercial equivalent) Obviously this boils down to me having 1RU available and needing fast disk i/o for an SQL machine. Also lots of ram, but everything has that nowadays. The general plan would be to have a RAID1 array (2 drives) for the O/S+Apps+logging, a RAID10 array (4 drives) for the SQL, and if there are another 2 bays available, another RAID1 array (2 drives) for misc non-SQL data. or 2 hot spares mebbe. I don't really need 2 CPU sockets in this era of quad-core CPUs, but I don't seem to be able to find anything with only 1 socket but enough drives. Anyway, after looking around, the only two contenders I'm aware of are: HP's DL360 G5: 1RU, 2 CPU sockets, 6 drives Sun's X4150: 1RU, 2 CPU sockets, 8 drives IBM don't have more than 4 drives in 1RU Dell don't have more than 4 drives in 1RU Soooo.. I guess my questions are, are there any other options I've missed, has anyone used any of these ones, and.. am I missing anything obvious. Ta!