I'm building a Web server (IIS7) and would like to know the best practice for storing static content and the uploaded files of website's users (predominantly pictures, but also other documents like pdf's). I will keep the operating System on a Raid 1 array.
Where should I be keeping the actual website's pages & files, it's own static content, and that of it's users?
- Should I be placing this content on a seperate raid array, and if so which type?
I was considering using SLC SSD's (Such as the Intel's X25-e) but the following issues came to light.
Will the SLC SSD's give any improvement over a 2.5" 15k SAS Drive for this type of content?
If I did use SSD's, I'm under the belief I would still need to use Raid for redundancy, yet I've heard Intel X25-e's don't support TRIM. Does this scrap them as a legitimate option?