From: Suwanee, GA
Your right, this is a serious server. Dual XEON processors is a bit much, but yoou could set the affinity on one processor to run the ISA service. As for RAID, depending on the amount of cache you want available will dictate your configuration. If you can live with only 36Gb total, go with a RAID-3. This type uses striping and dedicates one drive to storing parity information. The embedded error checking (ECC) information is used to detect errors. Data recovery is accomplished by calculating the exclusive OR (XOR) of the information recorded on the other drives. For this reason, RAID-3 is best for single-user systems with long record applications. (striping). You'll get the fastest performance in caching that way.