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

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RAID Mirror with difference HD types

Can a SSD and a non SSD be setup in a Mirrored raid configuration (non software)?
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Who manufactures the enterprise SAS SSD drives sold by HP?

I'm curious about who manufactures the SLC and MLC Enterprise SSD drives sold by HP. They are labeled "6G SAS Hot Plug Enterprise Performance Solid State Drives" and "6G SAS Hot Plug Enterprise ...
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Verify TRIM support with BtrFS on SSD

We are looking into using BtrFS on an array of SSD disks and I have been asked to verify that BtrFS does in fact perform TRIM operations upon deleting a file. So far I have been unable to verify that ...
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SSD linux aligment

Hi I have bought a ssd disk and Im not sure if I aligned it correctly. If I understand it correctly the starting sector should be dividable with 512 and it does not matter when the partition ends as ...
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Using X25-E SSD on Dell R710 w/PERC H700

I noticed that StackExchange/ServerFault is using a Dell R710 with PERC H700 controller and Intel X25-E SSDs for a database server. We're trying to do the same thing! We're currently running the ...
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SSD Write Performance and Relaibility [closed]

SSD do give a really fast Random Read Performance over conventional Hard Disks typical data transfer size is 4k or 8k.Although the Sequential Reads performance is not that huge, data transfer size of ...
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Solid State Devices [closed]

Why is solid state devices not a good option to store data for a very dynamic (frequent updates) oracle database? Although for read intensive databases ssd does give a huge performance improvement.
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Performance question fast cpu vs. ssd drive for web application [closed]

I need to setup a dedicated server for running a web application with sql server at the back end. Only thing at this point matters to me most is the performance for web users. Here are my choices: ...
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Will SSD makes software installation/drive re-imaging faster? [closed]

Given that there is not much of a difference between entry-level mechanical drives and SSD based on average write throughput, I'm wondering if switching to SSD will make OS installation (or software ...
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Hyper-V Core: Dedicate SSD for pagefiles

I want to move pagefile.sys from C: -HDD- to S: -SSD- on Hyper-V Core. I just upgraded RAM from 8GB to 16GB. 8GB was pretty enough. I also want to move guest OSes' pagefiles to SSD as .VHD format. ...
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Is TRIM possible on SSD disks in RAID 1?

I am going to build a new server to handle a high-traffic php/mysql site. I am going to use SSD disks to benefit from fast random read performance but really got confused about choosing the right SSD ...
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Windows Storage Server and SSDs in Raid 0 - Slow performance

We have a computer running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 with 6 SSD in RAID 0. This storage computer has one PCI-E with 4 Ethernet ports and we connected it to a gigabit switch to other computers ...
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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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MS-SQL Which files on which drives?

I'm quite a novice at configuration of MS-SQL so would appreciate some advice. I've got a Dell PE2950 Twin Quad Xeon server with 32GB RAM running MS-SQL 2008 Web Edition. The drives are 4x73GB SAS ...
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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 ...
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2x SSD's in RAID1 for MySQL server

I'm in need to upgrade my MySQL machine, as currently I am running 2x SATA 7200rpm drives in RAID0. This of course is quite dangerous incase one of the drives fails. As I do not need too much storage ...
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Zeroing SSD drives

We host VPSes for customers. Each customer VPS is given an LVM LV on a standard spindle hard disk. If the customer were to leave, we zero out this LV ensuring that their data does not leak over to ...
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SSDs in high read/write environment

At the minute, we host VPSes for many customers using standard RAID10 setups using spindle hard disks. We are thinking of trying a new experiemnt: SSD based VPSes in RAID10 arrays. My knowledge ...
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Quick method to determine SSD drive health?

I have an Intel X-25M drive that was marked "failed" twice in a ZFS storage array, as noted here. However, after removing the drive, it seems to to mount, read and write in other computers (Mac, PC, ...
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Does it makes sense to run “optimize table” when the mysql database is stored on SSD?

The manual says about "optimize table": "Deleted rows are maintained in a linked list and subsequent INSERT operations reuse old row positions. You can use OPTIMIZE TABLE to reclaim the ...
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SSD TRIM Support in Snow Leopard

Does Mac OS X Snow Leopard officially support SSD TRIM yet? If not, is there an expected availability? Also, is there a brand of SSD that is most compatible with a late-2009 Mac Pro?
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Install MySQL on SSD, best mount options?

I want to install the mysql-server on my SSD, what are the best mount options for this? (/etc/fstab) What else I can do to increase the SSD Speed? My current configuration: /dev/sdc /ssd ext4 ...
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ASP.Net Webapp no performance improvement with huge server update

i am running an ASP.Net webapp on a dedicated server and recently made a significant update to the server hardware. To my surprise there is absolutely no performance increase. old server: single xeon ...
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ZFS - Impact of L2ARC cache device failure (Nexenta)

I have an HP ProLiant DL380 G7 server running as a NexentaStor storage unit. The server has 36GB RAM, 2 LSI 9211-8i SAS controllers (no SAS expanders), 2 SAS system drives, 12 SAS data drives, a ...
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How to over-provision an Intel SSD RAID Array via the Dell H700 PERC RAID Controller

I would like to set up a RAID10 array of 6 Intel SSD 320 SSDs, but over-provision them to enhance their performance and duration as per this PDF: ...
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Does it make sense to install SSDs on server?

I want to build a server hosting about 2TB+ data. Of course SSD is out of the picture in terms of the data drive. My question is: Is there any benefit to use SSDs as the boot drive? I plan to put 16G ...
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ZFS: best practices for adding cache to pools

sounds like dumb question but there are no ready answers at SF can the cache pool have different name than the zpool? eg: suppose there is a zpool "tank" serving NFS and iSCSI can a new cache pool ...
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How does putting swap space on an SSD affect performance?

This is more of a generic question I'm interested in, rather than something I'm planning to use in production. If I got, saym a 40GB SSD drive and allocated the entire drive to be swap space leaving ...
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ESXi: Which SSD / important SSD parameters?

I want to setup a small ESXi server, which has to be silent, therefore I will use a SSD drive, however I am not sure which one I shall use and which parameters of a SSD are important for usage with ...
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Why is RAM Disk so much faster than an SSD drive? [closed]

Why is RAM Disk so much faster than an SSD drive?
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How to copy image of used portion of boot HD to smaller replacement SSD

I bought a 80gb Intel SSD to be my primary boot and system disk. I have trimmed my current primary (500gb RAID1) down to 60gb. I want to now image or copy and make the SSD my primary. The software ...
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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 ...
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Scale a highly transactional SQL server

I’m looking to upgrade one of my site servers. The site currently executes around 20m sql queries a day and this is growing quite fast. Right now IO throughput is a real issue, so my idea is to move ...
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Does the PERC 5/i Integrated controller support SATA II/III?

I have a refurb 2950 with a PERC 5/i Integrated controller. Currently, there are 4x 3.5" SAS drives in use, with two slots available. I want to add two SSDs (using a 3.5" ICY dock) in RAID1 in the ...
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Temporary IO boost for an MSSQL server

The company that I am working for is looking at doing a data upgrade on a database to go from one version of an application to the next (Axapta 3 to Ax 2009). This process is very IO intensive and ...
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Plone / Zope / ZEO on SSD - Recommendations

I'm evaluating a new server for our Plone / Zope Installation (3.2GB Data.fs and 7.4GB blobstorage). The installation serves mostly authenticated requests and has lots of edits (Intranet and eLearning ...
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Is there any longer such a thing as a nonvolatile RAM based storage device (not flash)?

There used to be such things, rare though they were. For instance I recall there was a CompactFlash static RAM card. But surely somebody still makes a battery-backed SRAM or DRAM based PCI card based ...
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Buying new IBM Blade. Considering SSDs for heavy IOPS configuration

I am in market for a new server and I require heavy disk iops. Our retailer is offering an IBM BLADE HS22 with dual Xeons, but limited to RAID0/1. For some reason the only SSDs he can offer me are ...
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SSD system disk durability?

This is a follow up to Server System drive on a USB stick? Good? Bad?. I set my mind on this 2GB motherboard mountable PATA SSD. (I already ordered it because I had a voucher, this question is to ...
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Can one SSD replace a pair of mirrored drives?

I have various firewall/router/utility type boxes that do not require much if any storage for their primary purpose other than booting. But I do like to be able to put a more or less standard ...
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MySQL, disk I/O and SSD drives

We have a LAMP box with 2x mirrored 1 TB WD Black Caviar disks running the whole OS and MySQL. 8 GB / RAM, 2x quad core CPUs. We're really taxed on disk I/O, and I've been thinking of ...
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SAS vs SSD Performance

Hi does anyone have any input on how a SAS 15k RPM drive would perform compared to a sata based SSD drive, assuming its using the latest verison of sata. These drives would be in a 4 drive raid 10 ...
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Mounting 2.5“ SSD in Antec Atlas 550's 3.5” bay

Just got some new SSDs to add to my servers, unfortunately there doesn't appear to be anywhere to actually mount them. The cases are Antec Atlas 550 mid-tower server cases. The problem is that the ...
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What Raid should I use for Website Static Files / Content

I'm building a Web server (IIS7) and would like to know the best practice for storing static content and the uploaded files of website's users (predominantly pictures, but also other documents like ...
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Experience with Intel X25-M 160GB and Oracle

We're considering building an Oracle database with 12 Intel X25-M G2 160GB drives in software RAID10. It'd be running Linux. Database gets some very heavy write activity during the early morning data ...
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SSD drives with SAS Interface

Why there aren't any SSD with SAS interface? Are there any technological limitations or it is simply because manufacturers haven't produced one yet?
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Server RAM acting as HDD

I've some software that wants access to a very fast disk. I could buy an SSD, but my server has approx 64GB of ram spare. Is it possible to use a portion of that unused RAM to create and mount a ...
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SSD for swap on Ubuntu server

Currently I am reading SSD reviews and I wonder how much exactly I will benefit if I move the 24 GB swap from 7200rpm HDD to SSD. Does anyone implemented swap space on SSD? Is this generally good ...
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SATA SSD in Dell Server

I have a Dell R815 (PDF LINK), which has 6 2.5" bays. I would like to put some Intel X25-E in the spare bays, but have been cautioned that they may not fit since they are SATA and the bays are ...
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Does an SSD in a file server on a gigabit LAN result in noticeably faster file access for end users compared to HDD?

I've read a lot (and experienced) the benefits (fast boot times, quick program launching, quick file access, etc) of using an SSD as the boot drive on a workstation, but haven't been able to find much ...