SAS or SSD
Posted on 2014-02-14
I am setting up a File Server using HP ML10 Server with LSI MegaRAID SATA/SAS 9260-4i Controller. I was originally thinking about three Seagate 600GB 15K SAS HDs doing RAID 5 plus 1 hot spare. But then I noticed that SSD drives have become a lot more affordable, although 600GB SAS is only $300.
Anyway this file server is for 4 users running Word/Excel/MS Access database app/IE - very light and typical use. I plan on setting up Windows Server 2012 with a couple of Virtual Machines (SBS2011 and Terminal Server running Windows 2008 R2). Also I am going to have users connect to the Terminal Server from their desktop so that all the apps run from the Terminal Server which is in Hyper-V environment/Windows Server 2012.
That said, Is that worth going with SSD over SAS?