Best Location for Virtual Disk files?

I have a Dell PE T330 with the following drive setup:
OS - 2-SSD SATA 480GB in RAID1
DATA - 2-SAS 1.8TB 10K in Raid 1

The OS is Server 2016 STD. I have set it up as a VM Host and will create 2 VM for a DC and an AppSrv running SQL Express 2016 and a program for managing orthodontic patient files and images. I would like for the SQL Express to run on the SSD with the SQL data folder stored on the DATA drive. I will also be running the ortho program on the SSD with the patient files and images located on the DATA drive.
My question is how to best configure the VM VHDX and associated files location in the setup?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
As for the VM configuration can you define the actual paths for the VM files? Of course.HyperV Settingsvirtual Disk settings
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
build the vm on the ssd array and add a virtual disk on the sas array
they will be separate physical disks in the vm
i personally would have an additional virtual disk on the ssd array for the sql database
essentially, you will have the system volume on the ssd array (C), a volume for sql database on the ssd array (D), and data volume on the sas array (E)
HDBee3Author Commented:
Thanks for the response. I am concerned about the SQL database consuming available free space on the SSD as it grows, hence pointing the sql data files to the SAS. As for the VM configuration can you define the actual paths for the VM files? I also forgot to mention the server has 24GB of system memory. The OS is C: and the Data is E:, CD/DVD is D:
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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