Solved Pro & Con of SSD for Windows Server 2008 R2

April 17, 2016 at 02:51:58
Specs: Windows 2008R2, i5, 16GB
Planning hardware for 2008R2.
What would be the pros and cons configuring the file & authentication server like:
OS on SSD (virtual memory on same)
files on SATA

The server would be for a (very) small LAN with about 10 clients currently (say 20 more in 2 years or so).

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April 17, 2016 at 03:59:37
For starters (SSD):

Pro: Speed.
Con: Price per MB.

I doubt the fact that it is a server matters much but see what others think.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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April 18, 2016 at 08:11:32
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The only significant advantage of conventional drives over an SSD is the lower cost. The ideal would be to use SSDs everywhere but the cost is often difficult to justify. A typical compromise is to put the OS and applications on an SSD and use a conventional drive for data storage. This provides most of the advantages of using an SSD but at a significantly lower cost.

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April 19, 2016 at 01:29:19
Many thanks. Very much appreciate both kind responses.

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