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

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hdparm unlock ssd with correct password encoding

I have an old password protected SSD connected via USB to my Linux System. I'm trying to unlock it with hdparm. Problem is my password was ./perspective (it doesn't matter now because I only used it ...
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Background discard on swap partitions on Linux + SSD

Problem I want to enable background TRIM operations on a swap partition within a SSD disk on Linux. According to several articles, e.g. this one, the kernel detects this configuration and ...
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Why does 'fstrim /' destroy my mdadm RAID 1 array?

I've rented two physical servers. The servers are identical, except from the disks. server#1: 2 x SAMSUNG MZ7TE512HMHP-00000 SSD server#2: 2 x SAMSUNG MZ7LN512HMJP-00000 SSD When I run fstrim -v / ...
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How can SSD write performance be dramatically different on two identical servers?

I am renting two identical physical servers (at Serverloft). These servers come with 2x512 GB SSD disks, and I've set them up with mdadm in a RAID1. The disks are locally installed in the server. The ...
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Mounting an SSD

I have recently got a 'dedicated GAME server' from OVH and I've been promised 2x480GB SOFT SSDs. However, df -h shows this output: root@dedi:/home/shavit# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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How to allocate drives with SLURM

I need to share drives (SSDs or hard drives) in a compute node. The Generic Resource (GRES) Scheduling is a Slurm module designed to manage different kind of resources. For instance it gets a plugin ...
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What is the current state (2016) of SSDs in RAID?

There are plenty of resources available online that discuss using SSD drives in RAID configurations - however these mostly date back a few years, and the SSD ecosystem is very fast-moving - right as ...
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How unlikely it is that 2 SSD disks in a RAID 1 crash and how to recover from it? [closed]

How unlikely is it that a mirrored raid of 2 ssd drives fail together. (Both sector 0) unreadable. Me is told that ssd generally never breaks. So that both break at same time seems unique. What ...
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cassandra data migration from regular drive to SSD on production server

we want migrate our data from regular drives on production server to new SSD drives. how we can do that without taking down the node no longer than 4 hours(hinted hand-off is 4 hours) our data is in ...
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Dedicated server with ssd best practice [closed]

I am getting new dedicated server with 240gb ssd drive and 2 x 3tb hdd. I am thinking to put OS on ssd, and then mount uploads dir in my HOME/USER/ directory to HDD. Or maybe vice versa? What is ...
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mdadm scaling beyond 6 disks w/ ssd's

It seems Linux mdadm produces less writes & iops as more disks are added to an array. For example, I have tested the following configurations, with the defaults aside from changing the I/O ...
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Raid in SSD issue with Trim

Yesterday i posted a question about Storage Spaces and ReFS about cache turn off (write through mode) and its settled. I thought it will be simple, but it turns out far from simple and ran into ...
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SSD DD write speed lower than HDD [closed]

I've come across a strange phenomena with a new dedicated server that's been provisioned. The server has 2x1TB HDDs in software RAID 1 and a separate 120GB SSD that is intended to be used as a ...
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Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen8 servers

I was wondering if anyone had any specific experience using Intel DC3700 SSDs (or similar) in the HP (DL380p) Gen8 servers? I'm upgrading a set of database servers that use direct-attached storage. ...
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SSD Server with trim enabled

I have a Windows Server (but I think this problem may apply to any UNIX server too) running using SSD. I have Kingston UV300 SSD and they allow TRIM. I also checked and my Windows is running with TRIM ...
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What is the performance impact of disabling NCQ?

Our cluster system runs currently under CentOS7 with SSDs and NCQ disabled. What kind of a performance drop is to be expected within an i/o-heavy usage scenario? I'm not excepting a precise answer ...
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Does mdstat showing very different block sizes for identical drives indicate a failing drive?

One of my servers has a RAID1 array composed of two 240GB SSDs. It is managed/controlled via Linux, not via a hardware card. Recently, for no apparent reason, the array needed rebuilding. I rebooted ...
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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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Group Policies Not Applied At Startup with SSD PC

I have a problem with some new computers containing solid state drives which will not apply group policies at startup. All other PC's apply the GPO's no problem. Manually running gpupdate /force ...
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RAID5 array over-provisioning by creating smaller array?

I did actually read the following thread: How to over-provision an Intel SSD RAID Array via the Dell H700 PERC RAID Controller It did give much information, however not an answer to my question in ...
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Consumer SSD on Server only to host OS, MS office, antivirus, accounting software

I have a IBM (Lenovo) System x3500 M4 Server with 16gb 2x 1TD hdd with 20 Terminals Think Clients for remote access at my office which was installed last year in May, replaceing 15 Desktops for team ...
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How to calculate storage working set for sizing SSD/Flash size for tiered storage?

How would you calculate the size of the working set of storage that would live in a SSD/Flash tier of a tiered/hybrid storage solution? This would be used to gauge the size of the SSD/Flash tier. By ...
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Can't understand this SSD spec

Why is interface 6 Gb/s when the max sequential read is only 550 MB/s and max. random read is only 380 MB/s? Even if this is doubled to include simultaneous read and write, that is way less than what ...
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Hardware performance penalty for Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs

I have the following configuration: Windows Server 2012 R2 OS installed on baremetal with Hyper-V. OS is installed on RAID1 850 PRO drives. Windows Server 2012 R2 Guest OS Generation 2 VM is located ...
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ZFS tuning for SSD queue depths

When using SSD on ZFS, what is the best configuration for the vfs.zfs.vdev.max_active parameters? As I know the default of this parameters is 1000, I don't have the intention to change this, but these ...
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HP Proliant G6 - Smart Array p410i, RAID 1 Disk upgrade

We currently have 2 500Gb spinning disks in a RAID 1 configuration. Since we are hitting our storage capacity limit, we want to safely replace both disks with 2 larger SSD's. We have a Proliant G6, ...
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Swapping older Samsung Enterprise SSD for Consumer SSD (EVO 850) in Dell PowerEdge R820 server in RAID 5 configuration? [duplicate]

I work for a nonprofit organization that contracts with a local IT outfit. We are currently using three enterprise SSD drives in our Dell PowerEdge R820 rig, set up in a RAID 5 configuration. We have ...
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HP DL380 G5 supported PCIE SSD/boot from SSD

I currently need a PCIE SSD to my G5's due to SW incompatibility with the P400 raid controller. Is there any PCIE ssd compatibility list? I've seen here that the Asus RAIDR Pcie SSD probably works ...
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Low SSD mdadm raid0 performance

I have got ubuntu server 12.04 with software raid0 intel sata3 ssd(2*480GB). raid is used for postgresql database. There is 51% of raid space is free. After postgres shutdown, "dd" command shows ...
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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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HP ML350p Gen8 won't boot from PCIe SSD [closed]

I have a HP ML350p Gen8 with a PCIe SSD and I'm trying to boot from it, but it won't do it. I can see the PCIe SSD in the list of hard drives when to choose where to install windows 10 pro, but after ...
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Which bandwith can i expect, when i´m running a SATA SSD on a SAS interface?

So, i know this question had been asked before. I consider to buy a SSD for my Server, because i kinda hate the SAS HDDs in there. I thought: If i connect a SSD, which, in fact, handles way more ...
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Why would it matter if instance storage is SSD or magnetic on on AWS?

I'm reading a book on AWS Administration. SSDs are behave more like instance storage than EBS volumes, in that it is not possible to make a snapshot of an SSD. Data must be loaded on to the ...
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Using Dell PERC H330 RAID controller with not-dell-certified SSDs

we think about replacing our Dell PowerEdge T100 (2009) with a Dell PowerEdge T330 for our small business. Up to 15 clients are using the MSSql Server, some fileshares and printers. The database size ...
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Benefits of moving MySQL to its own SSD on AWS EBS

When using hardware (rather than virtualization), there is a clear benefit in using a 200 GB disk for MySQL and a 200 GB disk for content. But due to the way AWS works, is there actually any potential ...
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Upgrade RAID 10 with 7200RPM SATA

We have a Dell T320 with a S110 software RAID with 7200RPM SATA drives. The RAID level is 10 with four drives. I underestimated the demand on the disk, and it is now a major bottleneck of the system. ...
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Mix HDD and SSD in same RAID 1 array

I have a Dell Poweredge R410 with Perc H200 controller. I would like to upgrade my 15k RPM arrays with SSD. Both disks are SAS 6Gbps. Will it work if I remove 1 of the 2 disks, replace by the SSD, ...
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What does fast small block random reads and writes do for enterprise SSD?

Since I don't have a background in hardware storages, I've read some articles to learn about the comparison between consumer and enterprise SSDs. I'm confused of what makes enterprise SSDs perform ...
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HP Server Gen8 Mixed RAID and/or Pass Through

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 better serve our needs than purchasing SAS drives. I ...
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Centos 6 ssd mtip32xx driver command(s) timed out: tagmap

We have some servers with Centos 6 with "Micron Technology Inc RealSSD P320h" ssd drives. We have noticed in the kernel log Feb 11 09:47:32 hostname kernel: mtip32xx 0000:47:00.0: 1 command(s) timed ...
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Measuring 'total bytes written' under Linux

We're quite interested in exploring the possibility of using SSD drives in a server environment. However, one thing that we need to establish is expected drive longevity. According to this article ...
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Are HDD <-> SSD transfer speeds completely bottlenecked by HDD speed? [closed]

Is transferring data from an SSD to HDD and HDD to SSD speed about the same as HDD to HDD speed for both ways?
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SSD fstrim on CentOS 6.x with software raid5

I have some CentOS 6.x servers. They have software raid1 and fstrim works well there. On one of the servers, I decided to do software raid5 and ext4. I can mount it with discard and there is no error ...
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When Upgrading My 3.5" HDs To SSD HDs Can I Continue To Still Use RAID 1 (MIRROR)?

I'm upgrading my old 3.5" HDs to a set of SSD HDs. I currently run a RAID 1 (MIRROR) array for the 2 old drives (just in case) and want to know how I should rollout the new SSD drives... I have been ...
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Squid or Other HTTP Caches with SSD Cache Store?

I'm contemplating setting up a squid (or possibly varnish) cache on a system with SSD drives. The obvious benefit is that these systems have great READ speeds and I expect my hit ratios to be fairly ...
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XenServer 6.2 VM Performance (SSD, RAID-10, Quad-core)

Greetings everyone :) My configuration is the following: HP C3000 tower enclosure 1st HP Proliant BL460 G1 quad core xeon 2.66GHz 12MB L2 cache, 24GB RAM, BIOS I15 5/2/2011 partnered with HP ...
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Disorganized disks because of different disk technologies - LVM an answer?

I have a 1 TB spinning HD, and a 256 GB SSD. I keep my OS and large projects on the SSD, for speed. The rest is on the spinning HD, because of its size. The problem: This means I have things to ...
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How to disable automatic garbage collection on an SSD?

Solid State Drives (SSD) have a garbage collection functionality which makes space from deleted files available. It is triggered automatically by the drive via a TRIM command sent by the OS Is ...
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Does the max-80%-use target suggested for ZFS for performance reasons apply to SSD-backed pools?

The Solaris ZFS Best Practices Guide recommends keeping ZFS pool utilization below 80% for best performance: Keep pool space under 80% utilization to maintain pool performance. Currently, pool ...
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Selecting an SSD to act as boot volume in an HP server

A question I recently asked regarding the use of enterprise 10k vs. 7.2k midline SAS disks led to some suggestions that the use of a mirrored pair of SSDs as a boot volume can make sense because: ...