Solid-state drive refers to a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store its persistent data.

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VMWARE ISCSI Storage, which drives should be used SAS SATA or SSD [on hold]

i am going to purchase Synology RS10613xs+ and will use it for VMWARE VSPHERE as a LUN ISCSI Main Storage for my ESXi servers with SFP+ 10GB interface to BROACADE 320 switch. i am confused which ...
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I want to add SSD's to my server's, can I do this with RAID failover? [on hold]

Just as the title suggests, is it possible for me to pull two mirrored SAS drives add two SSD's into a RAID1 configuration, pull the old drives, and then add two more SSD's? A quick Google search ...
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What are the Pros & Cons of Software RAID vs Hardware RAID of 4xSSD(512Gig) in RAID10?

I'm getting this server: Supermicro SuperServer 6018R-TDW It comes with this motherboard: Supermicro X10DDW-i I've decided going with 4xSSD(512Gb) in a RAID10. My server is busy with a demanding ...
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What are the pros & cons of 4xSSD(512Gig) in a RAID10 vs. 2xSSD(1Tb) no RAID?

Lots of read and write operations that my current setup of 4xSAS15k drives in RAID10 is having made me think of a new fast storage. My server is busy with a demanding database, lots of pages, php ...
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HP Server Gen8 Mixed RAID and/or Pass Through

Hello All and thank you in advance for your assistance, I'm considering several HP Gen8 Server models (e.g. DL*e series) for use with WS12R2E. For us, cost savings using a mix of SSD/HDD will likely ...
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How do you determine over-provisioning settings for SSDs for Raid 1+0 use, and for single drive use in Windows Server 2012 R2? [closed]

Found this whitepaper on OP in general which makes it sound magical and like a no-brainer ( with the exception of its capacity cost ). If capacity isn't an issue ( for example, getting ready to deploy ...
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SATA Drive (Intel SSD) often disappears from BIOS, drive OK

I have a server cluster which includes a HP Proliant ML110 (tower). A while back I changed the boot disk to an Intel SSD. The swap was successful and the machine booted for the first time to the SSD. ...
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Understanding NVMe storage and hardware requirements

I'm a bit confused about the recent developments in PCIe-based storage, particularly as it relates to the NVMe specification and its hardware compatibility. While I've worked extensively with SSDs in ...
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Poor iSCSI performance with SSD disks and 10 Gbe network

iSCSI Target Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) with 16 GB RAM and 16 core CPU as LVM backed iSCSI target using three Samsung SSD disks, each capable of doing 65k IOPS using an LSI 6 Gbit/s ...
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ZFS cksum errors on LSI 9207-9i (SAS2308) with Samsung 850 Pro SSDs

I am testing an LSI 9207-8i controller with 8x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs attached. SSDs are running latest firmware EXM02B6Q, controller is running P17 and has exhibited same issues with P19. Server ...
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how do I know if an SSD reaches its performance capability?

I was monitoring a new db server with SSD RAID-10 installed. It works fine for now but I was worrying someday it could reach its capability as the business goes on. So how can I know that before it's ...
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SMART attribute 231 mystery: Mushkin SSD

Following from this question: How do I convince smartmontools that my SSD is not a hard drive? ... I now have the Mushkin MKNSSDCR120GB-MX's SMART attributes reading as "SandForce Driven SSDs". ...
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really low iops on ssd raid (lower than 1000)

I'm having serious performances problems on a server, with really low iops. server : ProLiant DL360p Gen8 with HP Smart Array P420i Controller (firmware v6) with 4x Samsung 840 - 512GB on raid 1+0 ...
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How to upgrade an RDS SQL Server Instance to an SSD

I'm trying to upgrade my RDS SQL Server 2012 instance from magnetic storage to an SSD. It is an instance class of db.m1.large with bring your own license. I've tried modifying the storage type, but ...
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Convert RAID from Mechanical Disks to SSD?

Any issues with converting a Mechanical Disk RAID to SSD by replacing the drives one-by-one? I couldn't find anyone online who has done this, so let's make this the place to post about it. If you ...
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How do I convince smartmontools that my SSD is not a hard drive?

I'm running Debian Wheezy, stock smartmontools package (smartctl 5.41). An SSD, Mushkin MKNSSDCR120GB-MX, is reporting usage lifetime information in SMART attribute id 231 (decimal). For hard drives ...
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Low SSD write IOPS (~100)

I am experiencing very low IOPS with a SSD in my server. I noticed this when running a mysql database server, which performed very bad when there were many (~100 per second) updates to an InnoDB ...
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How can I encrypt my SSD but still boot unattended (linux)? [closed]

I have a system that displays video from a camera feed with an overlay, and it must boot without any user intervention (the quicker the better). However, these systems will be in the hands of ...
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DELL 2950 Gen III + PERC 5i + SSDs

I have a Dell 2950 Gen III rack-mounted server sitting around here that I want to upgrade with SSDs. Since I haven't found anything related from Dell and just a few post that confirmed it'll work (and ...
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Is it a good idea to use two different SSDs in RAID1? (to avoid both drives failing at the same time because of some manufacturing bug)

I'm building a new server here at university and I suggested that we use two different SSDs in RAID 1 (mirror) to avoid both drives failing at the same time because of some inherent manufacturing ...
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Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen9 servers

has anyone experience with using consumer SSDs like the Samsung 850 Pro in an HP ProLiant Gen9 server with a Smart Array P440ar controller? Judging by various reports about older versions (Gen6 to ...
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What are the differences between consumer grade SSDs and the much more expensive enterprise SSDs?

I am in need of a terabyte or so of storage space for Lucene indices on a testing server. I'm having a hard time differentiating between disks like the Samsung 840 evo for about $450 vs SSDs with ...
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When reading SSD drive specs, what's the difference between MB/s and IOPS?

I'm trying to find a suitable SSD drive for my database server (postgres on debian 7 amd-64), and I find that for some SSD drives, while read speed is specified in MB/s, write speed is in IOPS. To ...
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How to attach SSD to Azure VM and check its type?

I created one VM with 100G SSD, but it's only D rive, which is the temporary disk. I want to attach another SSD drive to the VM, but I'm not sure its type. Is is possible to do this? Thank You
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Dell H700 SSDs and HDs in different RAID groups?

I am about to purchase a Dell R610 and use a H700 RAID controller. I was wanting to add 2 X SSD (480G) RAID 1, and 2 X HD (2TB) RAID 1. In reading over the manuals I saw: SSDs require the PERC 6/i or ...
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Installation of SSDs in R610

I am about to order a Dell R610. I have also ordered SATA Intel 730 SSD's for it. Is there anything I need apart from drive trays (G176J) for installation? Ie is there any other back plane this or ...
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ssd performance against hdd performance

I have two server, one with a SSD, one with a HDD. I've been running hdparm to see the differences, but the results for Timing cached reads and Timing are quite equal/HDD is faster: SSD: Timing ...
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Trim support in Hardware RAID (Perc H700)

We are about to order a dell R610 with a H700. We were thinking of using 2 X Samsung 850 Pro 512Gb drives in RAID 1. The question is does the Perc H700 support TRIM in hardware RAID 1? The answers I ...
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Experience with LITEON IT ECT 480 N9S SSDs in high load server? [closed]

Dell is selling servers with LITEON IT ECT 480 N9S SSDs. I have no experience with LITEON SSDs and can only find very limited information about the LITEONs online. I have seen the brief fact sheet on ...
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Impact of Over Provisioning to a half used disk

I very intensively use an SSD, but never fill the filesystem more than 60%. Will the performance and endurance of the SSD increase in case with bigger Over Provisioning space ? The storage ...
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Optimize SSD storage on Centos 6.6 - KVM

I have a Dell R610 with hardware: H700 raid card 4xMicron MX100 512GB -> configured raid 10 I have installed Centos 6.6 on this server and configured: KVM virtualization Volume Group for raid 10 ...
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SAN with a few SSD drives, or lots of old fashioned HDDs?

My company is trying to figure out what type of SAN to purchase. This is specifically for database servers that are becoming IO constrained (storage is DAS right now, but we're hitting the limit of a ...
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Windows Tool to read S.M.A.R.T. attributes on SATA drive in HP D2700 Enclosure using P812 Controller

I've got two HP DL380 G7 servers + P812 controller + D2700 enclosure. They're database servers with 144 Gb RAM. P812 firmware is 6.40, D2700 is at 0147 They both worked great with 18 OWC Mercury ...
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Would software RAID0'ing SSDs help or hinder maximization of useful CPU work throughput?

My question is in the title... here is some background: [OS is Linux.] [UPDATE: The contents of this RAID0 is redundant (sync'd from SCM). I am not worried about the increased risk of data loss.] ...
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NVMe driver for Illumos: can it be considered usable?

Can the NVM Express (NVMe) driver driver-storage-nvme for Illumos be considered usable? It would be nice to use e.g. an Intel DC P3700 PCIe drive for L2ARC as the SAS2 and 3 SSD drives are awfully ...
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HP Proliant G6 reporting failed SSD drive - alternative strategies for monitoring?

I would like to get your feedback about a controversial situation I found myself in some days ago. I was tasked to use a HP Proliant G6 for development purposes with 2 new (< 2 months, never used ...
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SSDs for MS SQL Server 2008: slc or mlc: what is expected life for mlc? [closed]

Until recently, Dell et all would only provide slc drives for servers. It appears the winds have shifted and now the cheaper mlc drives are avail for servers. In a sql environment, will mlc give ...
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What are the the potential drawbacks of using non-OEM hard drives in a server?

I'm currently speccing a Hyper-V host for my company and would like to use solid state drives for local storage. The problem is, most oem drives have a hefty premium when compared to retail ...
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Windows Server 2012 with SSD local drives — Random or Sequential I/O?

How can I determine where my Windows Server 2012 is using Random or Sequential I/O operations when writing/reading the local SSD storage? I have been asked to provide details to our hardware vendor ...
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Plextor SSDs don't work reliably in HP DL380p Gen8 servers

We recently purchased a few HP 380p G8 servers to add some VM capacity, and decided to add a pool of SSDs to our standard build, to create a "fast" RAID 1+0 array for some of our VMs that have higher ...
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HP P420i SSD RAID Configuration

I've been testing a HP DL380p with 16x SSDs in a RAID5 on the P420i controller with 2GB FBWC that is integrated on the board. Quite good performance, but not good enough. When I simulate the IO ...
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Install Windows Server 2012 on the SSD from the HDD [closed]

How can I install Windows Server 2012 on the SSD from the HDD, installed Windows 8.1? Laptop, which has no DVD or USB or network access.
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Is there a way to force a TRIM in a Windows 2012 Software RAID array?

I have a Windows 2012 server configured with two SSD under a Software RAID 1 (controlled by Windows), under that configuration the optimization tool is not supported. Is the TRIM still ...
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SSD as cheap alternative to SAN storage? [closed]

We are a $3B company with a team of 6 infrastructure experts. I am a DBA, not part of infra team. Our setup is all VMware ESX 5.1, EMC SAN for storage and ExaGrid for backups. Prod and non-prod ...
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Swapfile on SSD and Memory Speed Comparison [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu on Digitalocean's instance that using ssd as their disk, and I'm using swapfile to help memory does the job. What I wanna know is, how can we compare speed between ram and the ...
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Does AIX support Advanced Format (4k sector size) SAN LUNs?

I am working with an EMC XtremIO storage array that utilizes SSD devices that use a native 4 KB sector size instead of the traditional 512 B size. I am attaching an IBM AIX 7.1 server to the array. I ...
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HP DL585 G6 and PCIE SSD

We recently acquired a HP DL 585 G6, fully populated with SAS drives etc, we want to use a PCIe SSD and have brought an Asus RIADR Pcie SSD however the bios fails to recognize this, can anyone suggest ...
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Would 6 SSD's in RAID 0 last longer than a single large SSD? [closed]

To my understanding, the main factor for SSD's to fail is constant reading/writing to the drive. I recently helped a friend setup RAID with 6 SSD's. Would this theoretically extend the lifespan of ...
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Mean Time Between Failures — SSD

The Mean Time Between Failures, or MTBF, for this SSD is listed as 1,500,000 hours. That is a lot of hours. 1,500,000 hours is roughly 170 years. Since the invention of this particular SSD is ...
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Media_Wearout_Indicator at 043 - Reason to be worried?

I have a server running with two SSD disks in RAID1 and both drives report a Media_Wearout_Indicator at 043 from smartctl. 233 Media_Wearout_Indicator 0x0032 043 043 000 Old_age Always ...