Don, if it's the I/O speed of an SSD that catches your interest, and have RAM to spare (and some CPU), you could try a free virtual hard drive (up to 650 MB) from StarWind:
http://www.starwindsoftware.com/high-performance-ram-disk-emulator This would be an easier experiment than installing an SSD. This is a simple emulator, so no fancy features like a shadow backed disk to save the contents on shutdown. With the "CDROM sized" disk limit, make sure that your experiment doesn't run so long that you run out of disk space. FWIW, modern versions of SSD *should* have lots of lifetime without worry about their maximum number of writes, but to be confident, pay the extra to get an "enterprise" model. NB: I've tried it and liked it. I first heard about it on this list from Sanford Whiteman; I haven't tried it as part of the free iSCSI initiator he actually recommended http://www.starwindsoftware.com/initiators e.g. > Gary, I think I might have spaced on a similar question you asked a > while back. > I recommend Starwind Software's RAM disk -- the one that comes with > their iSCSI initiator (you don't actually need any iSCSI SAN in > place). We use it on 2003 + 2008. > -- Sandy Andrew. -----Original Message----- From: decl...@mail.net1media.com [mailto:decl...@mail.net1media.com] Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 3:25 PM To: Declude.JunkMail@declude.com Subject: [Declude.JunkMail] Solid State Drives Hi All, Has anyone attempted to place the \IMail\Spool directory on a solid state hard drive? What are your experiences? Are there any reason not to do this? Thanks for the input, Don --- This E-mail came from the Declude.JunkMail mailing list. To unsubscribe, just send an E-mail to imail...@declude.com, and type "unsubscribe Declude.JunkMail". The archives can be found at http://www.mail-archive.com. This message (and any associated files) may contain confidential, proprietary and/or privileged material and access to these materials by anyone other than the intended recipient is unauthorized. Unauthorized recipients are required to maintain confidentiality. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of these materials by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately and destroy the original. Ce message et tout document qui y est eventuellement joint peuvent contenir de l'information confidentielle ou exclusive. L'acces a cette information par quiconque autre que le destinataire designe en est donc interdit. Les personnes ou les entites non autorisees doivent respecter la confidentialite de cette information. La lecture, la retransmission, la communication ou toute autre utilisation de cette information par une personne ou une entite non autorisee est strictement interdite. Si vous avez recu ce message par erreur, veuillez nous en aviser immediatement et le detruire. --- This E-mail came from the Declude.JunkMail mailing list. To unsubscribe, just send an E-mail to imail...@declude.com, and type "unsubscribe Declude.JunkMail". The archives can be found at http://www.mail-archive.com.