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

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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) ...
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Missing files in Windows 2008+VHD+SSD

I have running Windows 2008 Server machine on my SSD disc from VHD file. Today while I was working with Windows the 30% of files disappeared. There are only folders left and no files. I can't find ...
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Rule of thumb: SATA for storage & serving static content, SSD/SAS for databases?

The question says it all. But, is it true? Can someone explain what's the differentiating factor here (how one type of disk is better than another for a specific purpose)? (FYI, I've tried searching, ...
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SSD redundancy via HDD

Is there a way to guarantee redundancy to an SSD using an HDD? Raid 1 is the best choice to guarantee redundancy in HDDs, but SSDs are too expensive to guarantee redundancy via RAID. If I was to ...
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How much space should I leave free on an SSD to ensure performance and stability?

I have heard from various sources that if you use close to all of the storage on your disk you will run into performance and/or reliability issues. Is this also true of SSDs? If so how much free space ...
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Recommended filesystem, mysqltmp and filesystem related settings for a mysqld box running ssd + BIG ram + linux?

What is the recommended filesystem + mysqltmp location when dealing with a ssd based system that has some ram to spare? Currently we run our mysqltmp folder on a 4gb tmpfs partition. Works great. But ...
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SSD RAID 0 Setup for database application. What results should I look for?

I guess for database applications Random 4K Read/Write values of the SSD should be the one which should be checked first. The question is how many queue depth should I check? As far as I see Random ...
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setup lowcost image storage server with 24x SSD array to get high IOPS?

I want to build let's name it a lowcost Ra*san which would host for our social site the images (many millions) we have 5 sizes of every photo with 3 KB, 7 KB, 15 KB, 25 KB and 80 KB per Image. My ...
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What's the difference between Adaptec's “maxCache” and “Hybrid RAID” technologies?

http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/_common/maxcache/ http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/_common/hybrid-raid/ They sound similar, but there's no detailed description of how either of them work.
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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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Using SSD drives in a raid in an operation involving little to no deletes

From what I've been able to understand when reading about the case with Solid State drives and raids, the problem is that TRIM cannot be used for them in a raid configuration, thus, resulting in the ...
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Can I expect better read/write performance for fileservers in large companies shortly? [closed]

Thanks to this article (in Norwegian), I started researching a bit about the new Intel Solid-State Drive 710 Series, which is a MLC with about 30 times improved endurance. It seems like they are ...
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How should I partition a 64GB SSD for multiple Linux installations? [closed]

Are there any things I should keep in mind in order to increase the longevity and efficiency of my SSD?
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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 ...