Implementing Solid State Drives in our Server Environment
We have 3 Servers running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2:
A Primary Domain Controller/DNS server (also hosts an ACT database)
A Terminal Server
A Database Server
We've had some hard drive failures over time and are considering switching to SSD drives. I have some questions.
1) Would the role any of these 3 servers play be problematic for SSD drives? Would the high I/O volume in a TS environment make it a bad fit?
2) In regards to laptops/desktops I've read several instances where it is recommended to just put the OS (and sometimes the page file) on the SSD drive and keep data/applications on HDDs. Is this also applicable to a server?
3) Will we need to upgrade to Server 2008 to use SSD drives in the servers?
4) Will we need to re-format the servers when we make this switch? I see some product offering for imaging software to migrate, however these all seem to be for Windows 7.