I am considering upgrading a Dell T7500 workstation from Western Digital Velociraptor drives to Intel SSDs to improve responsiveness. I would like to know do you think it is worth doing, what to consider and look out for, how to do it.
Details on the system:
Dell T7500 workstation
Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
Windows bitlocker active on both drives
one processor board, eight xeon processors
24 GB RAM
two WD Velociraptor 300GB drives:
* one with Windows, all applications, swap file partition. 100 GB used
* one with all user data. 82 GB used.
There are extra drive slots in the workstation so I can temporarily mount the SSD in addition to the existing WD drives.
I would upgrade to two SSDs to have sufficient growth space even though the existing used space would fit in one SSD.
I assume I have to deactivate bitlocker before doing this. What else should I consider and what procedure do you recommend?