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

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Slow disk performance on PowerEdge R720

Every few months PowerEdge with SSD (INTEL SSDSA2BW60) comes with results like: hdparm -tT /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 690 MB in 2.00 seconds = 344.84 MB/sec Timing buffered disk ...
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SQL server HA when running with PCI Flash device

I want to purchase a PCI based Flash storage device for our ESXi server hosting our SQL Server machine. We use SQL Server 2008 standard edition. storage is on Netapp via NFS. It is a VM (ESXi 5.1) ...
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Is it possible to use SSD for storage on Windows Azure?

There is some marketing-speak suggesting that it may be possible ..: http://gigaom.com/2012/06/05/new-windows-azure-goes-all-ssd-to-one-up-amazon-in-the-cloud/ .. but I couldn't find any way to ...
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Root Device on SSD instance types. SSD vs EBS confusion

I have an AMI that was originally created from a t1.micro linux. The "Root Device Type" of this AMI is EBS (8 GB) and my web application software is "baked" into this root volume. Now I would like to ...
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Linux : SSD performance tweaking queue

I've allready applied well known mountpoint options for ssd, enabled stuff in LVM for ssd optimisation as well. Now i've ran into a possible challenge. Would it be possible to gather information on ...
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How to benchmark maxCache 3.0 with SSDs? [duplicate]

We're a software development company and previously outsourced the HW side of business but now we're looking into building our own private cloud. We recently purchased a few servers, one of which is ...
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mysql - measure amount of write

System : Centos 6.4, PerconaDb/MySQL 5.5.31 Im running relatively small mysql database with some 30 databases, total amount of 12Gb, but heavy on reads, updates and writes (texts, posts, user data ...
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How to test is hardware ssd-cache work?

We have server with hardware raid controller (Adaptec ASR71605Q). It has 10 sas HDD, 2 SSD for cache and 1gb onboard cache ram. On server installed ESXi. On ESXi I'm start Linux, create 2Tb disk for ...
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ext4 production ready on kernel 2.6.32 (debian6)?

I've to maintain a production system on debian6 (kernel version 2.6.32). I'd like to use ext4 on a ssd disk (and generally hope to improve performance upgrading from ext3). I can't find any reference ...
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SSD life span depends on rewrite [closed]

I want to know the life span of a SSD. Some where i read that If there is more write on the SSD then it will have less life. Is it true? What are the factors mainly effecting SSD life span. Please ...
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Processing data faster using ssis and an ssd drive

We have a new local server that processes data using sql server 2008 and ssis. in this server i have dedicated drive to do different things. the c drive is for the os and software. the d drive is for ...
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Enabling Disk Encryption on DC S 3700?

I have a server running Debian stable with two 100GB Intel DC S 3700 drives in a Linux MD RAID 1. According to Intel, these drives support 256-bit AES encryption and I would like to encrypt the data ...
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Does software RAID-0 really improve performance?

I am going to lease a server and I have two options, SATA or SSD, I decided to save the money and go for the SATA option. But I do not need all that storage they are giving me! So I thought MAYBE I ...
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How can I use full 32GB of SSD in my c3.large EC2 instance?

I have created an c3.large instance using amazons default image "amazon-linux-centos-64-bit (ami-673af20e)". When I set it up I created a root volume of only 8GB. So theoretically I should be able to ...
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How to setup log and data files on SSD for SQL Server?

I'm setting up my production SQL server. I have two 800GB SSD disks available to me (for Windows and SQL Server). Where should I put databases' data and log files? How many tempdb files should I ...
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Proliant ML310e Gen8 Smart Array Predicted Failure Issue with SSD

This is a question related to this one: Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen8 servers but not covered by the question or the answers. I have an OCZ 120 gig SSD as system drive on a Proliant ...
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Age replacement policy for hard disks and SSDs at servers

I'm planing an age replacement policy for our storage and servers. Most of them are for DBs and some for images (static content) so yes, they have an huge I/O everytime. Also, we use Samsung 840 Pro ...
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SSD (Intel 530) read/write speed very slow with RAID 10

Explanation: We have a Server: Model: HP ProLiant DL160 G6 4 x 240GB SSD (RAID-10) 72GB DDR3 RAM 2 x L5639 HP P410 RAID Controller (256MB, V6.40, Rom version: 8.40.41.00) SSD drives are 4 brand ...
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FreeBSD 9.2 shows SATA3 drives as SATA2

I'm running FreeBSD 9.2 on an Intel S2600GZ server board with 4 Intel SSDs. Both the server board as well as the disks are SATA3 capable. However, FreeBSD seems to think they are SATA2. Nowhere in ...
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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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flashcache with mdadm and LVM

I am having trouble setting up flashcache on a system with LVM and mdadm, I suspect I am either just missing an obvious step or getting some mapping wrong and hoped someone could point me in the right ...
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How do I verify that my hosting provider gave me SSDs?

I searched and found 2 options, none of which I'm confident provided me the answer. 1: cat /sys/block/sda/queue/rotational This output '1' to stdout. What does this mean? 2: lshw -class disc but ...
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Server periodically freezing - Help Stabilizing [closed]

We run an asp.net/sql server data collection website with a hand full of clients dumping data in and running reports. We moved to a new server (specs below) and have had issues with it freezing and ...
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MacBooks are destroying SSDs

I'm opening this topic to find the cause of our SSD failure rate of +50%. We work with Mac (13" Macbook Pro & 13" Macbook Air), with installations of both Mac OSX Mountain Lion and Ubuntu. 90% of ...
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Is file system alignment required on hardware-raid with SSDs?

We are building a raid-10 with LSI 9260-4i + 4 x Intel DC S3500 SDDs. Partition alignment From what I understand I need to start fdisk with -H32 -S32 or Ted T'so variant with -H224 -S56 in order to ...
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SSDs, Hardware RAID, and TRIM

I was told by my datacenter that all HW raid, specifically the LSI 9260-4i hardware RAID controller, does not support SSD TRIM command. My question is, are there severe longevity/speed issues due to ...
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How to erase a SSD to restore factory performance in Linux?

Due to big performance issues with an mdraid-1 array I'd like to pull down from the array one of the devices (Samsung 840 Pro), erase it to restore factory performance and re-add it to the array. The ...
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RAID 10 SSD Benchmarks [closed]

I haven't been able to find any benchmarks for the following setup: Intel Cherry 520 SSD x 4 RAID10 with LSI 9260 writeback-cache enabled. I'm looking to get 1.5gbps sequential
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RAID10 Without BBU, With UPS

My datacenter says that each rack has primary and backup power on each rack. I assume this means there is a UPS for each server. Therefore, do I have any need of getting a BBU for the following setup? ...
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Various problems with software raid1 array built with Samsung 840 Pro SSDs

I am bringing to ServerFault a problem that is tormenting me for 6+ months. I have a CentOS 6 (64bit) server with an md software raid-1 array with 2 x Samsung 840 Pro SSDs (512GB). Problems: ...
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HP ProLiant DL180 G6 SSD upgrade (sata 3)?

We've currently got a HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server with a Smart Array P410i raid card, and 8 HDDs running off it. We also just bought a new SATA Intel SSD drive to expand the server, that we're ...
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Database (MySQL) and SSD lifetime - “lot” of writes to DB

In company where I work we started using SSD for our internal 3 GB MySQL database Difference in perfomance is HUGE, which is great. What I am worried about is lifetime of SSD Writes to DB are ...
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Is having a SSD versus a HDD a good idea for Web Server?

I was looking to swap out my 2x500gb HDD on my web server (just runs apache+php on centos minimal nothing else) with 2x120gb (samsung 840 pros I can find them for about $70 on sale each). But I was ...
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How to increase disk write-speed for SSD RAID10 array?

I've had no luck searching how to setup writeback cache on a RAID10 setup using mdadm software RAID. I'm trying to set this up for a 4x256Gb Samsung 830 SSD setup which only has 400Mb/s write speed... ...
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Is it safe to place write-intensive partitions on an SSD (in an SSD+HDD system)?

I'm setting up a (sort of) powerful workstation for SW development work on Linux. It's a Xeon system with multiple cores, 32GB memory, a large HDD and a 120 GB SSD (Samsung MZ7WD120HAFV a.k.a. ...
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SWAP reducing SSD write speed?

My SolusVM graphs have been showing 8Gb Swap usage even though the RAM is never over 50% used. Is it possible that virtual machines going into swap will reduce the IO of the SSD?
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PCIe SSD - how reliable it is?

Since The database will be very read/write intensive, and there is alot of delete queries which will be executed : How reliable could be PCIe SSD , and how fast will it degrade on alot of delete ...
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PCIe SSD vs SSD vs SAS - which is best for Database?

Since I am going on shipping soon I wonder which generally will mostly boost the database performance ? The bridge question is - which will boost mostly a database which having a lot of random block ...
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HP DL380p Gen8 and PCIe SSD? [duplicate]

I have a doubt about using 3rd party PCIe SSD or SSD generally with HP DL380p Gen8. Do someone have tested it by any chance with 3rd party PCIe SSD and/or SSD's and/or normal HDD's ? or by any chance ...
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LVM with SSD + non SSD in volume group (for snapshot storage)

I have a KVM box running some critical VMs which perform software builds. The server runs SSD drives. I have an older version of KVM which has limited snapshot capability, and I have decided to use ...
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How can find and sure hard disk of the server is SSD? [closed]

How can find and sure hard disk of the server is SSD? Linux and Windows, I woulk like to know both.
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Server Upgrade and Data migration [closed]

Hello, I'm migrating a server here is the detail of both server, Copy from Location Current Server have 450GB of Data in home drive, which is critical and must be copied.Current Server have 7200RPM ...
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How to maximize I/O on an OpenVZ VPS node?

I have an OVZ node with 46 VPSes. The SSD drive had 400Mb/s but after filling the node with VPSes the SSD drive sometimes drops to 40Mb/s. How can I prevent this from happening? Is there a way to ...
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3rd party SSD drives in HP Proliant server - monitoring drive health

As discussed in a previous question, we have 6 OWC Mercury Extreme SATA SSD drives installed in our HP Proliant DL360 G7 server (using a P410i RAID controller). They work great, and are very fast. ...
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3rd party SSD drive in HP Proliant server only shows 3G transfer speed

After receiving some excellent advice in a previous question, we've bought a OWC Mercury Extreme Pro drive for use in our HP Proliant DL360 G7 server. Both the drive, and the P410i array controller, ...
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Should I enable “Patrol Read” on SSD drives?

LSI, Intel and Dell RAID controllers (perhaps others) have a "Patrol Read" feature to try to spot when a drive is failing before it completely fails. LSI seems to disable patrol read on SSD by ...
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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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HP storage arrays - multiple channels?

Our SQL server is becoming pretty heavily loaded, and all indications point to the disk channel being the bottleneck. The current HP server has a fairly low-end array card, and we're looking to ...
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I/O on SSD hosting a DB periodically hangs with queue length peaks of 800+

i have a problem which i cannot identify correctly. I have a process (on WinSrv 2008 R2) which imports data into Mongo DB and periodically whole system freezes - once per 5-10-15 minutes for about ...
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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. ...