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3answers
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Performance of HP SSDs in HP servers

I am trying to find performance data about the official SSDs offered by HP for their servers. I can hardly find any specifications on the HP website or somewhere else on the Web. The device I am ...
0
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1answer
72 views

Benefit of Dell PERC Card for SSD

I bought a dell workstation for using with mysql and python. It came with a single HD and PERC 310 controller. I then installed the OS on an ssd instead to speed things up. However, there seems to ...
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4answers
454 views

SW SSD Raid 1 over HW RAID 10

A provider(data center) recommended I go with 1TB SSDs in a software RAID 1 over HW RAID 10 with mechanical drives. Their quote: Typically SSDs are most reliable than RAID cards and since you ...
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2answers
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No advantage from SSD boot drive for 24/7 server? [closed]

Since my OS and applications are loaded into memory upon boot, isn't there no advantage from having my OS on an SSD boot drive for a server that is kept up 24/7? I know there are several assumptions ...
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3answers
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Force renegotiation of PCI Express link speed? x2 card reverts to x1 width

In an effort to circumvent compatibility and cost barriers to using SSD drives with newer HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, I'm working to validate PCIe-based SSDs on the platform. I've been experimenting ...
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5answers
2k views

Do I need to RAID Fusion-io cards?

Can I run reliably with a single Fusion-io card installed in a server, or do I need to deploy two cards in a software RAID setup? Fusion-io isn't very clear (almost misleading) on the topic when ...
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1answer
53 views

Mounting ssd. Expectations vs reality about server load

I'v installed SSD on my server and moved tmp folder, mysql data folder and 2 most loaded websites(php) on it. I'v expected that server load will fall a little bit, but it seems that it is on the same ...
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4answers
1k views

SSD head / cylinder / cluster details

A customer of ours makes industrial robots that run on very old, but stable, hardware and software. The only bottleneck has always been the hard drive in these moving machines. Due to constant ...
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2answers
569 views

install third party ssd in ibm xseries x3650 M4

i am in the process of purchasing a new network server, it's going to host SQL Server and Exchange so i would like to have the best possible IO, the ibm SSD i could afford it's the micron P400e, i ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Server responses “bus error” to every command

I have a linux machine dedicated to MySQL server with a pretty high load. Today I woke up and was terrified to see, that database server is down. I could connect to it via SSH, but it was responding ...
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2answers
1k views

Is post-sudden-power-loss filesystem corruption on an SSD drive's ext3 partition “expected behavior”?

My company makes an embedded Debian Linux device that boots from an ext3 partition on an internal SSD drive. Because the device is an embedded "black box", it is usually shut down the rude way, by ...
4
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3answers
445 views

Vertex 2 SSD Freezing 60 seconds at a time

I have a OCZ Vertex 2 SSD that I've been using for a few years in a Win2k8 64-bit "Server" (Dell Precision M4300). Every few weeks it gets in a mood during which it temporarily freezes very often for ...
2
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2answers
369 views

SSD goes undetected/offline unless cold/hard booted

I've had a SSD for a little over a year on a sever. And once in a while, the server will bluescreen/be completely unresponsive. I've found out that it's the SSD going offline while the system is ...
9
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4answers
3k views

What effects do magnets have on HDDs and SSDs? [closed]

What do magnets do to hard disk drives and solid state drives upon contact?
2
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2answers
3k views

ext4 filesystem corruption — maybe hardware error?

I'm getting these errors in dmesg after about half an hour after I turn on the computer: [ 1355.677957] EXT4-fs error (device sda2): htree_dirblock_to_tree: inode #1318420: (comm updatedb.mlocat) ...
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1answer
479 views

Hardware specs for web cache

I am looking for recommendations for hardware specs for a server that needs to be a web cache for a user population of about 2,000 concurrent connections. The clients are viewing segmented HTTP video ...
0
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2answers
276 views

what should i do with an extra ssd disc?

I have this server setup: http://www.server4you.com/root-server/server-details.php?products=5 That gives an extra 60 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD hard-disk. I don't want to use it as storage. What should i do ...
0
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2answers
379 views

Does anybody know why HP offers only SATA SSD drives?

HP offers SSD drives for their ProLiant range of servers but they only come with SATA interfaces. This is strange because in the past drives with SATA interfaces were Second Class Citizens in the ...
1
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4answers
172 views

Need ideas for a cost effective, green (and small) Sql Server hardware build

I need to upgrade our internal Development Sql Server hardware. Right now it's an Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz. I feel that the CPU is fine. It's got 4Gig ram - yuck. It's got a sub-par HD in it. ...
2
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4answers
3k views

SSD (Raid 1) vs SAS (Raid 10) Sql Server Hardware Recommendation?

Our current SQL Server Machine (which is about 6 years old): Box: Dell 2900 CPU: Xeon 5160 Dual Core RAM: 4GB HDD: 6x 15k RPM SAS drives in raid 10 Since it's 6 years old, the drives have been ...
4
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4answers
314 views

What is the best hard drive for random-reading small blocks

We need to do random reads (seeks) on 5 KB blocks from a huge file (150 gigabyte). What hard drive is the best suited for this type? What is the expected performance from an SSD in this scenario? I ...
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9answers
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Reliability of ssd drives

The main advantage of SSD drives is better performance. I am interested in their reliability. Are SSD drives more reliable then normal hard drives? Some people say they must be because they have no ...