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Specs for server

We have been running a mix of Redhat Linux, Fedora Linux, Kubuntu Linux, and 
Sun Solaris 8 on our servers and some desktops since Redhat 6.0.

It is finally time to replace our last sun server.  The only thing that this 
machine does is share files via nfs to our network of about 50 users and 18 

I am trying to decide between a Core 2 Quad Q8200 and a Pentium Dual Core 
E5400.  The Quad is running at 2.33 GHz.  The Dual is running at 2.7 GHz.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to whether we would notice much difference 
between the Dual and Quad for performance.

I am including a list of the specs.

4u Rackmount Chassis
Antec Neo Power 430 430Watt Modular Power Supply
Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L Motherboard
4 GB Ram

Intel Pentium Dual Core E5400 2.7 GHz Processor or 
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz Processor

Western Digital Caviar WD5000AACS 500GB Hard Drive for the O/S Install and 
temporary backup files.

(2) Western Digital Caviar WD7500AACS 750GB Hard Drives using Linux Software 
Raid for the shared files.

Intel PWLA839GT 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Adapter

The Specs of the Sun Server are as follows:

Sun Ultra 450
2 Ultra Sparc 400MHz Processors
2GB Ram
(4) Seagate Ultra 320 SCSI 36GB Hard Drives
1 Drive for O/S Install
1 Drive for Backup Temporary Files
2 Drives using software raid mirroring for the shared files.
10/100 ethernet adapter

Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

Jon Shorie
Systems Administrator
Medina County Sanitary Engineers

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