What are your thoughts on using an SSD drive as the OS drive on a home server? Windows 7 is the installed OS.
Just a regular run of the mill box with windows 7 installed on a WD-640gb hard drive that is partitioned at 199gb OS and the remaining as a Temp drive that is shared to the network. The box also has 3 additional hard drives also shared to the network for back up storage.
There is also a 4-bay Port Multiplier hooked to the box via eSATA with a duplicate of the server that is used for server back ups.
on the WD-640gb drive C: has the OS and current drive speed average about 75MB/s and the Partition (D:) averages 110MB/s
my drive to drive transfers seems to be capped mostly to the C: drive speeds. I can transfer from other drives to the PM and speeds are higher. Usually 120-130 MB/s
would there be any advantage or disadvantage to swapping to an SSD for the OS? I have a spare 240gb MX500 I could toss in it.