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RAID five with SSD Drive

I am getting ready to build a Server for a customer, and I cannot find a reliable RAID card, and the Dell build is very costly.  This is a small office with three people and the have about 12 Gigs with of files.  to spend 5,000 on a sever is not responsible.

Has anybody ran a Windows 2012R Server with RAID 5 SSD's?  I think it would be pretty fast, and I think the SSD hardware would get past some parity checks windows does because the SSD would do it internally?

I am right or wrong here. Please help me vet this idea

Thanks,

Rick
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Not sure what hardware you are using for a server, but a lot of midrange desktop machines support mirroring straight out of the box. A pair of mirrored SSDs should be fine for what you want.
Agree - why RAID 5?  Use a mirror of 2 drives.  It's only 12 GB of data you say - 2x250 GB SSDs should be fine.
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