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Microsoft SQL Server hardware requirements

The following table lists the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for Microsoft SQL Server. These requirements assume that additional components such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft SharePoint, or Microsoft Exchange Server are not installed or running on the system.

Component

*Minimum

*Recommended

Processor

x64 architecture or compatible dual-core 1.5 GHz processor

Quad-core x64 architecture 2 GHz CPU or higher such as AMD Opteron or Intel Xeon systems

Memory

4-GB RAM

16-GB RAM or more

Hard disk

SAS RAID 5 or RAID 10 hard disk array

SAS RAID 5 or RAID 10 hard disk array

* Actual requirements and product functionality may vary based on your system configuration and operating system.

The minimum and recommended requirements are based on 320-user load simulation tests.

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