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

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Low read latency SSD

What's the most cost effective low latency (when reading) SSD? My application involves DB searching, so write performance isn't a concern. 64GB is sufficient I've looked at Fusion IO ioXtreme, ...
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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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Use SSD for web server

Im building a new server for my company and would like to know which option is better? using SSD or traditional hard drives with RAID 10? I prediect that the web server will perform a lot of ...
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Web server on SAN vs SSD

We are running 3 PHP web servers with the web directory (including the php files to be ran locally) pulled from a their own local SSD drive. We are deciding wheter to install a SAN to server our web ...
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Free tiered storage automation in linux?

I have a couple virtualized fileservers running in QEMU/KVM on ProxmoxVE. The physical host has 4 storage tiers with significant performance variances. They're attached both locally and via NFS. ...
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Does anybody know why HP offers only SATA SSD drives?

HP offers SSD drives for their ProLiant range of servers but they only come with SATA interfaces. This is strange because in the past drives with SATA interfaces were Second Class Citizens in the ...
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Causes of sudden massive filesystem damage? (“root inode is not a directory”) [closed]

I have a laptop running Maverick (very happily until yesterday), with a Patriot Torx SSD; LUKS encryption of the whole partition; one lvm physical volume on top of that; then home and root in ext4 ...
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Does a web application which is running on SSD need in-memory caching?

My hosting provider offers me to increase my server's memory from 8gb to 24gb, at the same monthly cost of 3x 120gb SSD. SSD choice seems more reasonable to me; but im curious if my web application ...
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Type of Storage for VMware View Implementation

We're doing a virtual desktop pilot and I was wondering what kind of SAN storage is commonly used. I've heard conflicting reports of SAS/SATA disks or even SSD or large read/write cache settings. ...
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Need ideas for a cost effective, green (and small) Sql Server hardware build

I need to upgrade our internal Development Sql Server hardware. Right now it's an Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz. I feel that the CPU is fine. It's got 4Gig ram - yuck. It's got a sub-par HD in it. ...
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SSD (Raid 1) vs SAS (Raid 10) Sql Server Hardware Recommendation?

Our current SQL Server Machine (which is about 6 years old): Box: Dell 2900 CPU: Xeon 5160 Dual Core RAM: 4GB HDD: 6x 15k RPM SAS drives in raid 10 Since it's 6 years old, the drives have been ...
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Will adding a SSD cache device to my ZFS storage improve performance?

The server has 4GB of RAM and my zpool is made up of 15.5k SAS drives arranged like this: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM tank ONLINE 0 0 0 raidz1-0 ...
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Secure Delete on SSD

Will a "traditional" secure delete utility that overwrites physical sectors on a magnetic HDD work on an SSD, or will the SSD simply "remap" the sector to avoid the expensive delete operation and ...
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Recover lost NTFS partition on SSD

About 2 month ago I upgraded my Dell Latitude E6500 laptop with a Corsair Force F120 SSD drive. Everything worked well until about a week or so back. I started the computer and was faced with a beep ...
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Upgrading to SSD: Is it OK to just transfer everything? [closed]

I'm running windows 7 x64, Visual Studio 2010 on a standard HDD. The SSD I bought comes with a transfer kit that makes it easy to just transfer everything over to the new drive? Are there any reasons ...
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SSD RAID 1 and INTEL S5520SC

I've a server using INTEL S5520SC motherboard. I was wondering if it's possible to connect 2 SSD 128GB INTEL EXTREME drives in RAID 1 directly to this motherboard or would I need some kind of external ...
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Using System Restore to change drive mount letters in windows 7

I am taking an existing desktop with a large spinning media and adding an SSD. The spinning drive used to be c:. I want to make the SSD c: and boot off it, and make the spinning drive D: - leaving ...
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Should we install the OS on an SSD or not when running virtual machines?

I have a new Dell Mobile Precision M6500 laptop with 8 GB RAM. It has two hard drives - 500 GB @7200 RPM and a 128 GB SSD. The main purpose of these laptop is software development in virtual machines. ...
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Moved PostgreSQL 8.4 tables to a tablespace on an SSD, but still getting 4MB/s writes to old HDD

I first made a postgres-owned directory on the SSD and created the tablespace like so: CREATE TABLESPACE ssd_tablespace LOCATION '/ssd/pgdata'; I proceeded to move important tables and all indices ...
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How to “align” a Linux file system with a SSD?

I'm interested in getting a dedicated server with a SSD, probably Corsair Force series CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT. It'll be an Linux server, most likely running XFS (but I'm open to other alternatives). ...
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Will solid state drive improve performance of a database?

I have a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database which contains approximately 3 GB of data. The server has 4 GB of RAM. The database is used both for reading and for writing data (lots of changes). The ...
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Which SSD and controller for Postgre SQL database?

we decided to upgrade DB server, now running on FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE, Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5335 @ 2.00GHz (1995.01-MHz K8-class CPU), 8GB RAM, db running on SAS hdd with slave on another box, there ...
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Server SSD upgrade

I have heard SSD's are a bad idea for servers are they? Do they eliminate the requirement for RAID i.e. are they more reliable overall? The cost isn't an issue here. Can someone provide direction on ...
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Hard Drive Failure

I posted this a few days ago: http://serverfault.com/questions/175917/unable-to-write-to-root-partition We thought that an add on card may have been conflicting with the motherboard, so we installed ...
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Setting up array of SSDs for Oracle Database, recommendations?

I am configuring a server for a small, but read I/O intensive database. It serves as a master index for public access to a larger Oracle RAC database. When looking at the requirements for I/O, it was ...
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SSD dm-crypt partition alignment

I have installed an Intel X25-M SSD in my work laptop. I want to encrypt this SSD with LUKS and install Ubuntu 10.04 on it. LVM is not needed so this will not be configured. The articles on SSD i ...
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Using smartctl to get vendor specific Attributes from ssd drive behind a SmartArray P410 controller

Recently I have deployed some HP server with SSD's behind a SmartArray P410 controller. While not official supported from HP the server work well sofar. Now I like to get wear level info's, error ...
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ZFS and cache devices

I'm going to add a SSD drives to my ZFS storages as a cache. Anyone has any experience with this? What if cache device dies, will the any data be affected?
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ZFS with L2ARC (SSD) slower for random seeks than without L2ARC

I am currently testing ZFS (Opensolaris 2009.06) in an older fileserver to evaluate its use for our needs. Our current setup is as follows: Dual core (2,4 GHz) with 4 GB RAM 3x SATA controller with ...
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SSD seems dead after wakeup from Windows Sleep, BIOS stalls but doesn't find it anymore

The morning, the following scary scenario happened: I woke up my Windows system Typed in my username and got an error (something like "could not load security xxx", but unsure of exact wording) ...
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Putting Oracle redo logs on DRAM SSD for a heavy write database?

I have a Sun M4000 connected to an EMC CX4-120 array with a write-heavy database. Writes peak at around 1200 IO/s and 12MB/s. According to EMC, I am saturating the write cache on the EMC array. I ...
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Best way to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7 + change HD to SSD at the same time?

I've got a number of machines to upgrade from Vista to Win 7, but the users have an option of also replacing their platter drives with (smaller) SSD's. Ideally I'd like to do these at the same time ...
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SQL Server 2005 tempdb files moved to invalid (SSD) drive. How to validate drive, or how to move files back?

SQL 2005 32bit Developer edition, all recent service packs Windows Server 2003 Standard 64x, all recent updates Fusion IO drive We installed a wifty new 80GB SSD card on our development server, ran ...
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SSDs + RAID5 + Database = Fail?

I have a database running on a RAID5 array of SSDs. Could this be killing its performance? When I do many inserts in a row, the entire computer starts blocking up. Even things like firefox start ...
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SSD + Hard Disk RAID-0 Efficiency?

Recently I bought a PC that came with a 64GB SSD along with a 300GB 7200 RPM hard disk drive. I thought that they would use the 64GB SSD to install the OS with the HDD acting as a data drive. I was ...
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SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons

What are the pros and cons of using an SSD as the only drive in a workstation instead of an array of several HDDs or a fast 10k/15k HDD? To be more specific, Intel X25-M 80GB with Windows 7 x86-64 ...
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Grub Error 18 - Solid State Drive

I recently used Raw Copy to make an image of my 300gb Raptor Hd to a OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB. And When I pluged in the SSD to boot I get a Grub Error 18. I have tried to changed in the BIOS setting to ...
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Is there a utility to TRIM my Intel SSD (Gen 2 160GB)? Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Is there a utility to TRIM my Intel SSD (Gen 2 160GB)? Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008
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Dell T710 with PERC H200: 4xSSD + 8xSAS-HDD OK?

Is it possible to configure a Dell T710 with a PERC H200 RAID controller and 8x 15k 2.5" HDDs and then add 4x X25-E SSDs, purchased separately, when the system is setup, and not sacrifice performance ...
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What is the best Solid State File System (SSDFS) for Linux?

EXT4 is not a solid state file system. It won't take full advantage of the hardware and it will ware out the drive. So what is the best Solid State File System for Linux? I am looking forward to ...
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dd vs. secure-erase for reconditiong SSDs

Does writing zeros to an entire ssd (dd if=/dev/zero of/dev/sdX) give the same performance restoring effect that you get from a "secure erase", or does secure erase do something else as well? ...
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Recommendations for SSD for server and database use?

SSDs are a new technology and they are constantly improving. A lot of the posts here were posted in 2009 when SSDs where less mature and not as fast. What was recommend back then is probably out of ...
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Can an SSD notify the hosting OS that its wear level is getting high?

I read a lot about SSDs and I am interested in them for server use. My biggest concern is their reliability. A lot of writes shortens their life span. I can mitigate this problem if I can run some ...
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Does putting the XFS log on an SSD significantly improve performance?

I have a five disk array running XFS in RAID5, and I would like to improve it's performance. I have seen some hints that putting the log onto a separate device can help, does putting the log onto an ...
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What are the best options for a root filesystem hosted on SSD under Linux

I'm working on an embedded system which is going to be booting and hosting it's rootfs on an SSD disk. We are currently looking at using Intel X-18M SSDs. The file system structure will have a fairly ...
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Solid State Hard Drive

It's said that Solid State Drive is much better than SATA one as there is no spinning head or os. So, there won't be hard disk crash problem?
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MySQL installation question

I am far from a DBA and have a question. Recently I installed MySQL. On my machine C:\ is a 50GB partition of two mirrored 10k SAS drives. The remaining space on those drives is allocated to D:. I ...
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What is the best hard drive for random-reading small blocks

We need to do random reads (seeks) on 5 KB blocks from a huge file (150 gigabyte). What hard drive is the best suited for this type? What is the expected performance from an SSD in this scenario? I ...
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Trim on intel x25-m G2 when connected by iscsi

I am running a windows 7 vm on esxi connected to x25-M G2 via iscsi, which is running starwind iscsi on server 2008. Is trim a function of the vm OS or the iscsi server OS or not applicable with ...
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Which FileSystem is best for CentOS 5 on SSD?

Background: We have gigs of data, which require to process large files simultaneously and in parallel with similar processes. We are going to get SSD just because of fastest latency. We will install ...