This is a follow up to Server System drive on a USB stick? Good? Bad?.
I set my mind on this 2GB motherboard mountable PATA SSD.
(I already ordered it because I had a voucher, this question is to know whether I can safely rely on it in a server that I don't have direct access and repair work gets expensive.)
It fits in great because i don't have an extra bay for a system drive and a spare PATA onboard. A similar model for 10 pin Motherboard USB would have been an alternative, but as I only have usb 2.0 I chosse this one. Also because I think the PATA connector holds "tigher" and the drive doens't get loose during transportation as likely as USB.
However I have never before dealt with SSDs. In the early stages I only heard of problems with them, but they seem to be good now.
This is a qutoe from the specs:
Specification: Size: 61.0mm x 26.9mm x 7.1mm (with housing) Op. Voltage: 3.3V / 5V Op. Temperature: 0C (32F) to 7C (158F) Durability: 10,000 insertion/removal cycles Weight: 11g Humidity: 5% to 95% MTBF: 1,000,000 hours
10,000 insertion/removal cycles means 10,000 times the drives whole capacity? Meaning I can have write activity over 20 TB - right?
MTBF: 1,000,000 hours is something like over a hundret years.
As I don't have any experiences with SSDs I don't know how reliable such numbers are.
I plan to write server logs to a NFS mount but I am not sure yet, but even if I don't and i have a very "normal" server with decent activiy. Do you think there will be any problems?