I know the way WHS 2011 works the drive that the OS is installed on will be partitioned, one small partition for the OS, with the remainder of the drive partitioned as storage. How would a hybird hard drive react to this type of a partition? Would it be possible for the solid state cache to fill with data from either partition? If I understand the way a hybrid drive works, the solid state cache is basically filled with whatever data is accesed the most. I'm guessing that regardless of what ends up on the storage partition that components of the OS will still be used the most and fill the cache, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or insight into this??
2TB drives are the maximum that the EX495 can handle.
I use Western Digitla Black Drives which are SATA 6 and they work fine
for transferring back ups between them, but the speed between the
EX495 and the drives is SATA 3 at best.
A Hybrid drive gives you a better buffering system on the drive
and makes the most accessed files available on the buffer.
Try it out and see if there is a performance boost.
Don't discount the SSD drives. If you mirror them, you will get a boost in read and write speeds.