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  • Question

  • I am looking to spec out a new MDT server and wanted to see if you guys had any hardware suggestions.

    Like should I go with all SSD drives? How much memory?

    What is a good server line to go with?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

    I am currently using a very slow second generation core i5 box for MDT.

    Friday, May 8, 2015 11:53 PM

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  • SSD drives would certainly help speed things up. Memory depends on if you're going to run SQL and or Virtual machines on it. I've got 16GB on my server, but I am running Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL. MDT itself isn't memory intensive and you're machine will essentially be a "file server". I've just been using a Dell Precision 1650, i7 with a RAID 1 setup. Your deploy speed will mostly be limited to what your network is capable of.

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    • Proposed as answer by Dan_Vega Monday, May 11, 2015 3:32 PM
    Saturday, May 9, 2015 3:40 PM