Posted on 2012-03-31
I am considering a move to SSD in my server to improve performance, but I am wondering about the following things.
I was going to put a 120GB Drive in as my c: and then move my SQL DB's and pagefile back there. I know it will improve my boot time, but hopefully I shouldn't need that much, but it would be nice if it gave me a bump to the SQL DB Performances.. Small number of users though so I know it's hard to say..
The other question was around reliability. I normally would mirror or R5 everything, but SSD's are more reliable, and we do keep backups, but I am wondering if I should RAID them or just not worry about it?
The server in question is a ML350G5 with 18GB and now I run 5 x 72GB in a RAID 5 with a Hot Spare.