SSD vs RAID for rebuild SBS 2008
Posted on 2011-09-12
I am considering changing my server set up. Have been using RAID 5 on intel board DQ965GF which has a funky software RAID controller, not hardware RAID. I am considering changing to an SSD and would like input on set up. Is it a good or bad idea to use an SSD instead of a RAID? The thought I am having is to restore my current SBS 2008 from a backup to a newly set up SSD on this same server. If I do that, will that make things faster as far as SQL queries and if I change to that, what is a good failsafe plan where I can (worst case) tolerate a few hours down time to get up and running again?