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I was thinking about setting up a server using a few SSD's Would it be wise to mirror them? Has anyone tried this yet? I currently have a SQL server I built in 2008 with eight 15K.5 drives , and had a massive failure Friday afternoon. I'm looking to have a backup server now, and was looking into SSD's for the hard drive solution... Not sure SSD's belong in a server environment..

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Hi.

The "problem" that I see here, is that SSD has limited space and cost much more that HD with mobility parts.

How big is the SQL database?, how many SSD you will need?, How much can increase his size? You need evaluate those things before change to SSD for the server.
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Yes, but keep in mind the SSDs targeted for server use are SLC, not MLC, due to reliability reasons in a server environment.
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Yes, but keep in mind the SSDs targeted for server use are SLC, not MLC, due to reliability reasons in a server environment.
Ah, ok... That's what I needed to know... This is good feedback... Thank you!

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Hi.

The "problem" that I see here, is that SSD has limited space and cost much more that HD with mobility parts.

How big is the SQL database?, how many SSD you will need?, How much can increase his size? You need evaluate those things before change to SSD for the server.
I'm aware of these factors... Just needed to know if it has been done using them yet..
    
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