Hi, sorry for the late reply, trying to keep budget around the same cost as the Intel 750 800GB but that seems unfeasible...
For my ESX Dell 730xd server trying to get to ~3TB in Raid 5 or 10....or if a PCIe not sure how Raid works with it or if I even need it
Currently we have Toshiba PX02SMF080, 8 of them in Raid 10 (again, local storage, no SAN)
Below are the ports available in the server
Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane: Up to 18 x 1.8” SSD: SATA Up to 24 x 2.5” + 2 x 2.5” HDD: SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS SSD: SAS, SATA,
Up to 4 NVMe Express Flash PCIe Up to 16 x 3.5” + 2 x 2.5” HDD: SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS SSD: SAS, SATA