I'm looking at setting up a third server in our tree, mainly to act as an eDirectory backup in a location separate from our other two servers, but also to act as a ZEN image repository. All it'll do is be used when w/s's are imaged, there'll be no user data on it.
As it's not going to host critical services, I'm looking at a beefy workstation/basic server motherboard for minimal cost, with two SATA drives in hardware RAID1. I've been quoted a good spec with an Intel ICH7R chipset, however though it's certified for Netware, I gather it doesn't work with hardware RAID.
Has anyone had any good experiences with certain chipsets/motherboard for SATA/SATA2 hardware RAID?
Any advice from you fine people would be much appreciated. Thanks.