Small office here with 5± users.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials.
LSI 9240-8i RAID controller.
(2) 250 GB SSDs (OS)(RAID 1)
(2) 2TB WD Blacks (DATA/CLIENT BACKUPS)(RAID 1)
Is Storage Spaces basically like software RAID, but at the OS level, versus BIOS level? (Hardware RAID 1 currently)
I am going to redo this server, but before doing so, just wanted some thoughts on Storage Spaces if it is something that may be better here on out than my current RAID setup? I hear so much about RAID, either good or bad. I think RAID 1 is just fine, but then again, haven't experienced a drive failure in RAID 1 yet. SO I wonder if Storage Spaces may be something more refined given the age of RAID? not that RAID is bad because of that, but as technology progresses, may be a better option than something that is showing it's age. No I don't want to have the argument about that, but just some quick easy thoughts and benefits, drawbacks between the 2 from actual experience in a small office type environment (i.e. not a huge corporate server room).