We think about replacing our Dell PowerEdge T100 (2009) with a Dell PowerEdge T330 for our small business. Up to 15 clients are using the MSSql Server, some fileshares and printers. The database size is about 7G with little writes.
We think about using SSDs and HDDs (Raid 1 + Raid 1) with a PERC H330 RAID controller.
Buying SSDs at Dell is very expensive and that's why we want to buy them separately.
Is it possible to use some Samsung Evo 850 Pro with this RAID controller? Are they stable in a RAID 1 setup or is the RAID crashing (without hardware failure)? I read about leaving unpartitioned space to over-provisioning them but is there anything else to think about?
Our server will not have heavy loads, so I think this consumer SSDs fit our requirements, but they need to be reliable for some years :) .
Is this a good way to save some money or will we regret it someday?