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

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HP P410 RAID + Samsung 830 SSDs + Debian 6.0 - What performance to expect?

I'm renting two dedicated servers from a hosting company. Here are the specs: server1: HP ProLiant DL165 G7 2x AMD Opteron 6164 HE 12-Core 40 GB RAM HP Smart Array P410 RAID controller 2x Samsung 830 ...
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database on SSD: data only or the DBM program too?

I plan on moving the data I use for statistical analysis (100-ish Gb) onto an SSD. The data is either sqlite single-file db's, or postgresql-managed data. The SSD is 240 Gb, 550 MB/s read and 520 MB/s ...
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ZFS SSD Trim and Software Raid 5

I am trying to find if the ZFS filesystem has added support for Trim to Raid 5? I am setting up an SSD array in Raid 5. I also would like to know if there is any good software raid 5 alternatives to ...
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ssd firmware, linux: updating large batch of drives

I was recently hit with a fatal firmware bug that affected dozens of Crucial SSDs deployed in my datacenter. Many of the affected machines use LSI or other proprietary SAS controllers, which Crucial's ...
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Why load increase ,ssd iops increase but cpu iowait decrease?

There is a strange thing on my server which has a mysql running on it. The QPS is more than 4000 but TPS is less than 20. The server load is more than 80 and cpu usr is more than 86% but iowait is ...
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LSI 9260-8i w/ 6 256gb SSDs - RAID 5, 6, 10, or bad idea overall?

We're provisioning a new production server for our reasonably busy website. Our choice of host have available a 6 drive configuration with a LSI 9260-8i card. My initial thought was to fill all six ...
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Considering MySQL on SSD with NTFS and Windows 2008

My company is considering migrating our MySQL data from an HDD array to an SSD, possibly the Intel SSD 520 series. We have a fairly large set of databases, some with upwards of 100 million rows, so we ...
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Linux software RAID5 on SSD. One SSD 40% more worn out than the others

We have a 6 SSD, RAID5 volume. The SSD disks we are using are Crucial M4-CT512M4SSD2 firmware 000F. We write 100 ~ 200GB data through MySQL InnoDB to the volume daily. The RAID5 volume is only used ...
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Why IOPS of SSD on Linux is much lower than Win7? [closed]

I have an SSD installed in a PC. And the test tool is IOMeter. When using Centos 6.3 or Ubunut 12.04, the Random/4K/100% Read/64 Outstanding IO/s test shows about 8000 iops. But when testing in ...
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TRIM on OCZ RevoDrive 3 on CentOS

I've got an OCZ RevoDrive 3 mounted as / on my CentOS 6.3 box running kernel 2.6.32-220.17.1.el6.x86_64. /boot is on a HDD since OCZ's driver apparently doesn't yet support booting directly to it. ...
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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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Dell 2950 - Can I mix SSD with spindle HDDs?

I have a Dell 2950 with a Perc 5/i controller inside it. I don't want to spark a debate about drive types and which is "better" etc etc. Just simply; I would like to put in 2x Cheetah 15.5k SAS ...
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How do physical disks passed through ESXi perform vs. passing through HBAs?

Context: I have a SAN operating system (Nexenta) that runs on ESXi. It has a couple of HBAs passed through to it already, via VT-d. All of the HBAs for the SAN OS are full (no free connectors). I ...
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RAID 10 vs RAID 1 SSDs [closed]

I'm considering moving a large database from mechanical disks to SSDs. My initial instinct was to go for RAID 10, but further research suggests that this configuration can significantly reduce the ...
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Multiple SSD's not showing up in ESXi 4.1

The previous configuration for my server was 4x 500GB Drives, 3x 2TB Drives, 1x 480GB SSD and I replace 3 of the 500GB with SSD to look like 1x 500GB, 3x 2TB, 4x 480GB SSD. The previous ...
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Why the performance decrease for an SSD when using Hyper-V?

I've just installed my new M4 256GB on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V server. On the host system using Crystal Disk Mark I've got 212 Mb/s as 4k QD32 write performance, but when I create a VHD disk ...
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Is TRIM passed through a LVM-based PV Xen domU to the underlying SSD

Scenario: -- Debian Xen dom0 -- SSD drive setup as LVM PV/single Volume Group. -- Debian pv_ops-based domU setup on LVM logical volume. -- File system inside domU is ext4 with discard option enabled. ...
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What RAID controller comes with DL360 G7?

I plan to setup RAID10 using SSD drives. What RAID controller comes with the HP DL360 G7? Is it a real Hardware RAID controller? And it is compatible with CentOS Linux? Will SSD be ok in RAID10?
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I have 2 Servers, Use Faster server for Web (IIS) or Database (MySQL)?

I currently have 2 1U rack servers, one running IIS the other MySQL. I'm replacing the database server because the hardware is old. The new server I purchases is also faster than my web server ...
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IO-intensive processes hang with iowait, but no activity going on

I have a bunch of IO-intensive jobs, and to boost performance, I just installed two SSDs in a compute server, one as a scratch file system, one as swap. After running for some time, all my processes ...
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New to Windows Server 2008, can i change system raid

I have bought Windows Server 2008, but I am not sure if I should install it now or wait until I get my third system disc. I currently have 2x 32gb SSDs. I am going to buy another disc, because the ...
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Adding SSD boot disk to machine running RAID 10

I have a server (dev rig) that runs Windows 2008 R2 and boots from a RAID 10 setup. Now I want to add an SSD disk that will contain Windows 7 (could be dual boot, but dont plan on salvaging the ...
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Determining cause of SSD failure after 30-ish minutes

We have a 64GB SSD drive in a tower server with a local colocation company. This drive and the enter system was built about six months ago, brand new parts. Until this weekend the SSD/system were ...
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What would happen if I did a raid on a SSD and an HDD?

I am building another server (cheap) and would like to go with a 256GB SSD drive for my boot and data. This will be enough for my needs, but just having one SSD scares me for a couple of reasons. If ...
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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 ...
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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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Sync SSD to spindle drive using RAID or DRBD

I'm setting up a server with and SSD as the primary drive, and would like to duplicate the data onto a cheaper drive as a block-level backup (à la RAID1). Since I don't want to hobble the performance ...
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How to use 2 SSD disks for best performace?

I am going to format 2 120GB Intel 320 SSD to be used for a high traffic Drupal server. The server had Xeon E1270 CPU and 32GB RAM. I'm using Debian Squeeze 64 bit. Here are my questions: What ...
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What HD/SSD performance benchmarks are relevant to SQL Server?

I'm looking to buy an SSD for a SQL Server computer, what benchmarks should I be comparing? High/low queue depth? Random/sequential transfer rates? IOPS?
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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* ...
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SSD, AHCI and write performance

We've started to deploy SSD drives to our developers workstations. At this moment we're having the unpleasant surprise that the systems using the new SSDs often freeze, with the HDD activity led ...
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Worth it to move /var to physical disk vs logical?

Brief question about partition layout. I use an SSD for /, /boot, /usr, & /home partitions. I'd like to move /var to a mechanical disk to minimize writes to the SSD. I'm mainly concerned about ...
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Server Config Software Raid Slow Read

I have 6x WD Caviar Black 1,5 TB in Software RAID 10 / 1 / 0 (Centos 6.2 / mdadm) cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid10] [raid0] [raid1] md0 : active raid1 sdf2[5] sda2[0] sdb2[1] sdd2[3] sdc2[2] ...
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SSDs or 15k sas for server OS / application drive?

I'm thinking about upgrading the OS / application drive for an HP DL 580 G5 running windows server 2003 64-bit. We currently use 3 75GB 10k rpm SAS drives in RAID 1. The server is mainly used for ...
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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 ...
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Expand PERC 6/i RAID 10 SSD array, or add new VD for SQL Server?

On a Dell R710 server running Window Server 2008 R2 there are currently 4 50GB SSDs in a RAID 10 array, and I'm adding 2 additional 50GB SSDs. This server runs SQL Server and not much else. If these ...
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SSD in early 2008 Xserve Apple Drive Module

Pretty much the title: it possible to use a modern, 2.5″ SSD in an Apple Drive Module on a early 2008 Xserve? This would be replacing a 15k RPM SAS drive, and in most places I've looked that HDD is ...
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Ssd TRIM/DISCARD details

I am writing a script and I have a few questions about the inner workings of the TRIM command. If TRIM is issued for an entirely empty (zeroed) erase block, does the garbage collector still delete the ...
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SSD, Erase Block Size & LVM: PV on raw device, Alignment

I want to install a new SSD and use the the whole device as a PV for LVM - in other words: i don't plan to put even one partition on this device. So aligning partitions on the erase blocks is not ...
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Write-Back and Write-Through for SSDs

Are there any special implications of Write-Back vs Write-Through that should be considered when creating an SSD raid array?
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Can cloning a hard disk drive to a SSD drive physically damage the SSD or the performance of the SSD?

I have a new SSD drive, I want to use it to replace the old mechanical hard disk drive in a laptop. The laptop had a new O/S (Windows 7 64-bit) installed about 9 months ago and I want to know if it's ...
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What effects do magnets have on HDDs and SSDs? [closed]

What do magnets do to hard disk drives and solid state drives upon contact?
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Filesystem and partitioning for SSDs on Linux

What are the best practices for using an SSD on a Linux workstation? Specifically, I'm interested in: What mounts I should put on the SSD and what I should keep on my HDD What filesystem I should ...
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Is it possible to get hdparm to report the current level of performance degradation on my SSD?

I work on a product that is a headless Debian Linux system with removable Intel X-25M solid state drives. Recently we noticed that the read/write performance of these drives degrades over time, and ...
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configuration for max read throughput on ssd: pcie vs sata vs raid

I'm looking to configure a storage setup, using ssd's, that will deliver the fastest read throughput on large (2+ GB) files on a 24 core (12 physical core) system. The data is static for the most ...
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What are the more reliable SSDs to use in an enterprise environment? [closed]

We all know SSDs are fast... but aren't all that great when it comes to any computer that writes to disk many times in any given minute. Are there any SSDs that are suited for an enterprise ...
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MySQL Cluster on SSD

We are planning to implement a four node MySQL Cluster and are considering using SSDs as the storage. We would like to get a high level of performance and very low latency on disk IO from the small ...
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Can I use an SSD as Cache to a NAS?

There is a NAS with Raid 10 that holds resources. At a time, around 24 machines try to access the same resource (3d rendering in a render farm). Although the network is 1Gbps and NAS is fast, the ...
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TRIM in centos 5.X?

I've got a bunch of centos 5 boxes with Intel X-25 drives (x25-m in dev, x25-e in prod, I think). We're seeing severely degraded disk performance on one of our dev boxes (which easily does 5+ gb of ...
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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) ...