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Windows on mechanical drive and ssd for storage?

Last response: in Storage
February 16, 2012 4:43:10 AM

my current system is fine, but I am working with a large database, I want to buy an ssd and dedicate it for my database so my windows7 will boot from my original mechanical drives but I want my database to be on ssd is that do-able?

And would I get the speed I want for the database if I were to have windows on the mechanical drives and the database only on the mechanical?
a b G Storage
February 16, 2012 11:03:59 AM

There is not reason you couldn't set things up this way.

I would try to get a drive large enough to hold windows and the database both on the ssd if possible.

There may be some reasoning against storing a database on a consumer grade ssd especially if it is getting a lot of use. I would research that a bit before trying to go this route, and definitely keep a backup of it if you do end up choosing to do this.
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