Time to upgrade the hardware in my WHS Ver1
Currently running P4, 1.8GHz, 1gig RAM
1x System HDD - PATA
3x SATA HDD's for storage pool - 500G, 1T, and 2T
All 3 SATA drives connected to 1 PCI 4x SATA adapter card. As you can imagine, that poor PCI bus is getting hammered with data balancing, and is a tad sluggish retrieving data at times - especially with more than 1 client connection.
So new mobo- AMD Athlon Dual 3.2G + 2GB RAM.
For the System drive - would it be worthwhile to install a SSD ?
Looking at an OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD - reasonbly priced (to me) at around $150.
Other than shorter boot times, and other advantages - faster content delivery ?
Or would I be better off investing that $150 on an additional drive for the storage pool ?