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Dell H700 SSDs and HDs in different RAID groups?

I am about to purchase a Dell R610 and use a H700 RAID controller. I was wanting to add 2 X SSD (480G) RAID 1, and 2 X HD (2TB) RAID 1. In reading over the manuals I saw: SSDs require the PERC 6/i or ...
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Installation of SSDs in R610

I am about to order a Dell R610. I have also ordered SATA Intel 730 SSD's for it. Is there anything I need apart from drive trays (G176J) for installation? Ie is there any other back plane this or ...
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ssd performance against hdd performance

I have two server, one with a SSD, one with a HDD. I've been running hdparm to see the differences, but the results for Timing cached reads and Timing are quite equal/HDD is faster: SSD: Timing ...
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Trim support in Hardware RAID (Perc H700)

We are about to order a dell R610 with a H700. We were thinking of using 2 X Samsung 850 Pro 512Gb drives in RAID 1. The question is does the Perc H700 support TRIM in hardware RAID 1? The answers I ...
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Experience with LITEON IT ECT 480 N9S SSDs in high load server? [closed]

Dell is selling servers with LITEON IT ECT 480 N9S SSDs. I have no experience with LITEON SSDs and can only find very limited information about the LITEONs online. I have seen the brief fact sheet on ...
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Impact of Over Provisioning to a half used disk

I very intensively use an SSD, but never fill the filesystem more than 60%. Will the performance and endurance of the SSD increase in case with bigger Over Provisioning space ? The storage ...
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Optimize SSD storage on Centos 6.6 - KVM

I have a Dell R610 with hardware: H700 raid card 4xMicron MX100 512GB -> configured raid 10 I have installed Centos 6.6 on this server and configured: KVM virtualization Volume Group for raid 10 ...
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Windows Tool to read S.M.A.R.T. attributes on SATA drive in HP D2700 Enclosure using P812 Controller

I've got two HP DL380 G7 servers + P812 controller + D2700 enclosure. They're database servers with 144 Gb RAM. P812 firmware is 6.40, D2700 is at 0147 They both worked great with 18 OWC Mercury ...
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Force renegotiation of PCI Express link speed? x2 card reverts to x1 width

In an effort to circumvent compatibility and cost barriers to using SSD drives with newer HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, I'm working to validate PCIe-based SSDs on the platform. I've been experimenting ...
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SAN with a few SSD drives, or lots of old fashioned HDDs?

My company is trying to figure out what type of SAN to purchase. This is specifically for database servers that are becoming IO constrained (storage is DAS right now, but we're hitting the limit of a ...
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65535 ATA errors: SSD about to die?

I am having a hard time to interpret the SMART report for this Corsair Neutron GTX SSD; not that I pretend SMART reports to be readable these days (and definitively not for SSDs)... ...
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Would software RAID0'ing SSDs help or hinder maximization of useful CPU work throughput?

My question is in the title... here is some background: [OS is Linux.] [UPDATE: The contents of this RAID0 is redundant (sync'd from SCM). I am not worried about the increased risk of data loss.] ...
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NVMe driver for Illumos: can it be considered usable?

Can the NVM Express (NVMe) driver driver-storage-nvme for Illumos be considered usable? It would be nice to use e.g. an Intel DC P3700 PCIe drive for L2ARC as the SAS2 and 3 SSD drives are awfully ...
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HP Proliant G6 reporting failed SSD drive - alternative strategies for monitoring?

I would like to get your feedback about a controversial situation I found myself in some days ago. I was tasked to use a HP Proliant G6 for development purposes with 2 new (< 2 months, never used ...
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What are the the potential drawbacks of using non-OEM hard drives in a server?

I'm currently speccing a Hyper-V host for my company and would like to use solid state drives for local storage. The problem is, most oem drives have a hefty premium when compared to retail ...
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SSDs for MS SQL Server 2008: slc or mlc: what is expected life for mlc? [closed]

Until recently, Dell et all would only provide slc drives for servers. It appears the winds have shifted and now the cheaper mlc drives are avail for servers. In a sql environment, will mlc give ...
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Mean Time Between Failures — SSD

The Mean Time Between Failures, or MTBF, for this SSD is listed as 1,500,000 hours. That is a lot of hours. 1,500,000 hours is roughly 170 years. Since the invention of this particular SSD is ...
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Windows Server 2012 with SSD local drives — Random or Sequential I/O?

How can I determine where my Windows Server 2012 is using Random or Sequential I/O operations when writing/reading the local SSD storage? I have been asked to provide details to our hardware vendor ...
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Should I avoid putting two SSDs in a RAID1 configuration due to performance degradation?

I have a workstation system that will have two 64GB industrial SSDs, and the plan is to have both disks in a RAID1 configuration for redundancy which is set up in the kickstart. The system will be ...
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flashcache with mdadm and LVM

I am having trouble setting up flashcache on a system with LVM and mdadm, I suspect I am either just missing an obvious step or getting some mapping wrong and hoped someone could point me in the right ...
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HP P420i SSD RAID Configuration

I've been testing a HP DL380p with 16x SSDs in a RAID5 on the P420i controller with 2GB FBWC that is integrated on the board. Quite good performance, but not good enough. When I simulate the IO ...
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How to recover data from Intel SSD 320 Series [migrated]

I have an Intel SSD 320 Series 600GB. A few days ago, my system froze because of some irrelevant failure and I had to force the computer to turn off. When I attempted to reboot the computer, my SSD no ...
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Plextor SSDs don't work reliably in HP DL380p Gen8 servers

We recently purchased a few HP 380p G8 servers to add some VM capacity, and decided to add a pool of SSDs to our standard build, to create a "fast" RAID 1+0 array for some of our VMs that have higher ...
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Install Windows Server 2012 on the SSD from the HDD [closed]

How can I install Windows Server 2012 on the SSD from the HDD, installed Windows 8.1? Laptop, which has no DVD or USB or network access.
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Is there a way to force a TRIM in a Windows 2012 Software RAID array?

I have a Windows 2012 server configured with two SSD under a Software RAID 1 (controlled by Windows), under that configuration the optimization tool is not supported. Is the TRIM still ...
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SSD as cheap alternative to SAN storage? [closed]

We are a $3B company with a team of 6 infrastructure experts. I am a DBA, not part of infra team. Our setup is all VMware ESX 5.1, EMC SAN for storage and ExaGrid for backups. Prod and non-prod ...
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Swapfile on SSD and Memory Speed Comparison [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu on Digitalocean's instance that using ssd as their disk, and I'm using swapfile to help memory does the job. What I wanna know is, how can we compare speed between ram and the ...
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SSD TRIM (discard) problems with ext4 on Crucial C300 SSDs with CentOS 5.5

Playing around with using a modern kernel (2.6.37 currently) on an older OS (CentOS 5.5) so we can get TRIM (discard) working on our SSDs (Crucial C300s). The most recent hdparm (9.37) concurs that ...
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Would SSD drives benefit from a non-default allocation unit size?

The default allocation unit size recommended when formatting a drive in our current set-up is 4096 bytes. I understand the basics of the pros and cons of larger and smaller sizes (performance boost ...
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Does AIX support Advanced Format (4k sector size) SAN LUNs?

I am working with an EMC XtremIO storage array that utilizes SSD devices that use a native 4 KB sector size instead of the traditional 512 B size. I am attaching an IBM AIX 7.1 server to the array. I ...
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MacBooks are destroying SSDs

I'm opening this topic to find the cause of our SSD failure rate of +50%. We work with Mac (13" Macbook Pro & 13" Macbook Air), with installations of both Mac OSX Mountain Lion and Ubuntu. 90% of ...
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Would 6 SSD's in RAID 0 last longer than a single large SSD? [closed]

To my understanding, the main factor for SSD's to fail is constant reading/writing to the drive. I recently helped a friend setup RAID with 6 SSD's. Would this theoretically extend the lifespan of ...
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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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HP DL585 G6 and PCIE SSD

We recently acquired a HP DL 585 G6, fully populated with SAS drives etc, we want to use a PCIe SSD and have brought an Asus RIADR Pcie SSD however the bios fails to recognize this, can anyone suggest ...
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Media_Wearout_Indicator at 043 - Reason to be worried?

I have a server running with two SSD disks in RAID1 and both drives report a Media_Wearout_Indicator at 043 from smartctl. 233 Media_Wearout_Indicator 0x0032 043 043 000 Old_age Always ...
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Are SSD drives as reliable as mechanical drives (2013)?

SSD drives have been around for several years now. But the issue of reliability still comes up. I guess this is a follow up from this question posted 4 years ago, and last updated in 2011. It's now ...
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Running “find” command generates high load

I run this command on a Debian server with SSD drives configured as RAID 1: ionice -c 3 find . -type f -amin -1440 -mmin +1441 -not -path custom/ -print0 on a path which contains over 1.7M files and ...
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MSW2012R2 StorageSpaces + SSD tiering. Unknown Placement Status

I use StorageSpaces with tiering. I have several vhdx images that I want to be constantly pinned to SSD on my tier. I use command: Set-FileStorageTier –FilePath "path" -DesiredStorageTier "tier" ...
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Potential pitfalls associated with securely deleting SSD disks

I need to decommission two SSD disks from one of my Linux hosted servers. In order to safely delete data stored in the disks I was planning to use: hdparm --security-erase. I read this document and ...
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task fstrim blocked for more than 120 seconds

I'm experiencing random crashes on my system. I've narrowed the problem to the fstrim program that's launched weekly by cron. In the console, I've got a set of blocked tasks among whigetch I find ...
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Should I enable “Patrol Read” on SSD drives?

LSI, Intel and Dell RAID controllers (perhaps others) have a "Patrol Read" feature to try to spot when a drive is failing before it completely fails. LSI seems to disable patrol read on SSD by ...
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Why is my RAID1 or RAID10 virtual drive (6 SSDs) not significantly faster than a single SSD?

I'm trying to figure out why the performance of a Virtual drive built from 12 SSDs is not really faster than a single SSD drive. The Server is a IBM x3650 M4, two Xeon E5-2643v2 130W 6C 3,5GHz. The ...
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How to enable SAS-12 on LSI 9361 RAID controller

By default, this SAS-12 controller runs with SAS-12 SSDs at SAS-6 speeds. How to unlock SAS-12?
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Samsung 840 Pro SSDs in a Dell R720

We have a MySQL database server running on an Dell PowerEdge R720 (PERC H710 Mini RAID controller) ( (Ubuntu 12.04). We're considering upgrading the 2 x 146GB 15k SAS drives to Samsung 840 Pro SSDs. ...
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HP Proliant DL360 G6 Wont Detect SSD

I have a hp Proliant DL360 G6 It has 4 hard drive slots and I have 2 Intel 80GB SSDs and 1 WD 160GB regular hard drive. I have tried the WD in all 4 slots and each time it detects it and boots right ...
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SW SSD Raid 1 over HW RAID 10

A provider(data center) recommended I go with 1TB SSDs in a software RAID 1 over HW RAID 10 with mechanical drives. Their quote: Typically SSDs are most reliable than RAID cards and since you ...
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ncq not supported on an SATA3.0 HDD in an usb 3.0 casing

is there a well known reason why a SATA3.0 HDD supporting NCQ does not have NCQ queue depth configured when mounted from an usb 3.0 case ? output for hdparm -iI /dev/sda shows NCQ is supported output ...
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Does filesystem encryption strain SSDs?

For security purposes we are required to implement full filesystem encryption on an upcoming server installation. We use the default encryption settings shipped with CentOS 7. My question: as our ...
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SSD read errors; should I be worried?

An SSD just over a month old is producing read errors in my syslog whenever rsync backs it up: [276877.360221] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 [276877.360226] ata1.00: ...
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smartctl error end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector

I have a Scientific Linux 6.5 server with a RAID with SSD disks. I see several error on dmesg file but there is no alert or errors provided by the utilities of the RAID controller (LSI controller). ...