So initial facts: Cannot upgrade: Computer with 8 3.5" hard drive slots, Intel SAS backplane and RAID controller Older Quad core system running Windows 2k Server Can upgrade: running 6 SAS 15k hard drives. 76Gb 2 drives in RAID 1 (OS and Programs), 4 drives in RAID 5 (SQL database and data archive) What I want: Move to either a 4 or 6 drive system for $1k in drives Change RAID 1 and 5 to just a RAID 10 or still keep the RAID 1 and change the 5 to RAID 10 Quicker performance of the database Larger storage of the data archive Bonus: Would love a system that I don't have to defrag every 3 months What I need: System uptime resistance to drive failures quick rebuilds I know this is vague, but I think I can do this on this budget. Getting $1k for this is in my range. Would love to just run SATA SSDs in place of the SAS 15k drives and still get the performance needed to get this going faster without having to do much drive maintenance. For each 100Gb of archive space I get above the current 150Gb of space I currently have, I get 2 months of data archive. I would love to just purge the archive every year to a backup and start up keep a rolling year of data. Thoughts? Questions?