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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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Should you disable page file with SSD?

I've been reading this question, and it has a lot of great information. But assuming you have more than enough ram, I think page file should be disabled on SSD to extend the life time. I know you ...
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How to determine number of write cycles or expected life for SSD under Linux?

We've been running an SSD (Intel X25-M) in a Linux (RHEL 5) server for a while, but never made any effort to figure out how much write load it was under for the past year. Is there any tool under ...
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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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Possible to get SSD TRIM (discard) working on ext4 + LVM + software RAID in Linux?

We use RAID1+0 with md on Linux (currently 2.6.37) to create an md device, then use LVM to provide volume management on top of the device, and then use ext4 as our filesystem on the LVM volume groups. ...
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SSD Performance for PHP?

My programmer just built an application with PHP using Doctrine ORM (will be a high traffic social networking website), and it's very heavy in PHP/Apache and CPU. The queries are wonderfully fast, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Third-party SSD in Proliant g8?

Anyone having success with third-party SATA or SAS drives with Proliant G8's? I know the G7's were flaky and had BIOS issues. We're looking for real-world success stories with particular brands and ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Removing and re-adding a raid drive

Lets say I remove a drive from a RAID array on a HA server for a period of time then re-add it. Is there a way to limit the rebuild to a diff of what has changed since it was pulled, or does it have ...
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Concerns of simultaneous failure of SSD Raid1

Since SSD's have a write limit requiring wear leveling one would assume that all things being equal 2 identical SSD drives would wear nearly identically if they mirror data writes. When one drive ...
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RAID of SATA SSDs or PCIe Flash?

As a reference: Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB drives. MySQL 5.1.5x running InnoDB tables. Linux (CentOS 5.5 etx3 journaled). Questions: Is it better to use a RAID of these so that drives can be ...
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Why my SSDs are in /dev/hdx instead of /dev/sdx on CentOS 5.9?

I have two SSDs Kingston SH103S3240G plugged on SATA ports of my Intel Server Board S3000AH. The SSDs apear like a PATA device (hdx instead of sdx) on my CentOS 5.9. I'm having problems related to ...
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HP D2700 enclosure and SSDs. Will any SSD work?

I've got an HP D2700 enclosure that I'm looking to shove some 2.5" SSD drives in. Looking at the prices of HP's SSD drives vs something like an Intel 710 and even something less 'enterprisey', there's ...
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Are there any SAN vendors that allow third party drives? [closed]

I'm trying to convert our SaaS platform to SSDs for performance reasons, and wanted to use the new Intel DC3500. But our Dell SAN only accepts authorized Dell drives, and their only options are eMLC ...
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Software for RAID Failure Alerts?

I have two 256 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD disks in a RAID 1 array. I would like to receive a notification if one of the disks in the array fails. Can anybody recommend an application I can install on the ...
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Performance of Linux software raid-1 across SSD and HDD (partitions)

How does Linux software raid-1 work across disks of dissimilar performance. Would a raid-1 across ssd and hdd partitions give me a mirror of the ssd contents while not impacting the read speed? I ...
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Intel S2600CP4 SSD RAID 'corrupts' after a few boots

We've attempted to build an SSD RAID 1 using Intel server motherboards and SSDs a few times, using current and previous gen Intel boards. We can normally get through installing Server 2008 R2 x64, ...
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Which alternative is most performant (raid, ssd, 15k rpm disks)

I'm looking at the DELL PowerEdge™ R720 from Hetzner. This server has a Dell PERC H710 8 Port SAS/SATA 6GBit/s raid controller. I have the choice between: 3 x 600GB SSD (MLC SATA 3Gb/sec) 6 x ...
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SSD disk reports ATA errors

Yesterday I got report about SSD ATA errors on one of my hosts. SSD disk is 128MB OCZ-VERTEX4 Firmware rev 1.3 about 8 months old. OS is Ubuntu 11.04 running kernel 2.6.38-16-generic. Motherboard ...
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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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Mix physical media for ESXi VM, or keep it all on one physical volume? [closed]

Say I have a 120GB SSD and a 2TB volume from a portion of a larger RAID6 array. I would like to spin up a Windows Server VM for purely low-impact personal use that employs a large data store in some ...
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SSD Harddisk and linux distro with TRIM support

I have a Corsair Force Series SSD harddrive which I plan to put in a 1 unit linux box as a linux server. The server itself will be making a lot of random reads and very little writes, which makes SSD ...
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how to use SSD for streaming videos, while storing on HDDs [closed]

I run a video hosting, youtube like site. I currently run it with 2x3TB HDDs and they max out at 150mB/s I`m willing to achieve higher speeds and I think of storing the data on HDDs and streaming ...
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SSD on Vmware ESXI 4 (TRIM? Good Idea?)

I just posted about finding bottle necks and have narrowed it down to having way too many VMs on my machine on one 15K SAS drive. I have plenty of cores and plenty of ram. So I am planning on putting ...
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Pros and cons of installing ESXi on a SSD vs USB flash drive?

I'm debating on doing an ESXi 4.1/5.0 installation on a USB stick or a pair of 32GB SATA II SSDs (RAID1 mirror). According to VMWare's documentation, when ESXi is booting it looks for a 4GB space for ...
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Which SSD to choose, when unexpected powerlosses are frequent?

I am working on a embedded system where there can be unexpected power losses. So far it has been using a Corsair F80 SSD with Windows Embedded Standard 7 (NTFS), and after a unexpected power loss ...
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Which partition utility's output is correct?

I have Fusion ioDrive2 785GB (731.088 GiB) SSD card. The server is running Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL6.4 compatible). It is low-level formatted as such: "80% factory capacity" Format ...
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MySQL moving ibdata & ib_logfile

I'm trying to move ibdata & ib_logfile on ssd drive. I tried this way, but it don't work: service mysql stop cd /var/lib/ cp -ra mysql mysql_backup cp -a mysql/ibdata1 mysql/ib_logfile* ...