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

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Consumer (or prosumer) SSD's vs. fast HDD in a server environment

What are the pro's and con's of consumer SSDs vs. fast 10-15k spinning drives in a server environment? We cannot use enterprise SSDs in our case as they are prohibitively expensive. Here's some notes ...
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ProLiant SE316M1 + Intel S3500 SSD + Smart Array P410 512MB. Battery (BBWC) needed?

I'm looking to replace our SQL Server: HP Proliant DL360 G4 2x 64-bit Intel Xeon 3.60 GHz, 1M Cache, 800 MHz FSB 4GB RAM DDR2 HP Smart Array 6i 2x 146GB SCSI 15K (RAID 1) With this: ...
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Wipe is very slow. Too little entropy?

I have to hand off a Laptop including its hard disc. Since it was not encrypted I wanted to wipe it at least quickly. I know this is not optimal on SSD, but I thought better than just plain readable. ...
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SSD vs RAM - Optimal ratio for different data sets / databases [duplicate]

I am looking for an advice or even better some studies / benchmarks to read for different scenarios (data sets) when it comes to the best ratio between actual RAM and SSDs. I know that fitting the ...
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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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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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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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SSD head / cylinder / cluster details

A customer of ours makes industrial robots that run on very old, but stable, hardware and software. The only bottleneck has always been the hard drive in these moving machines. Due to constant ...
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Two Azure disks have the same LUN

I am trying to set up SQL Server on an Azure VM (that has an SSD) per the following articles: Performance Best Practices for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines Using SSDs in Azure VMs to store SQL ...
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SSD or HDD in multiuser workstation used for numerical calculations? [closed]

I am thinking of buying a new workstation that will be used for huge simulations and numerical calculations in programs like MATLAB. These applications generate a vast array of temporary files, a few ...
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Changing I/O scheduler for SSD

I have many CentOS systems, some of them have traditional hard disks, some SSD, and some mix of them. I would like to change scheduler for SSD to deadline. So at runtime I can simply scan check ...
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Hyper-V & SSD Best Performance

I'm building a Hyper-V host using Windows Server 2012. It will be hosting 3 Hyper-V images. I have a SSD and a larger standard HD. I cannot fit everything on the SSD. Performance wise, will I be ...
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RAID 6 - any write amplification in 4-drive RAID?

We're planning to move from a 4-drive RAID6 to a SSD RAID 1, and I was analyzing smartctl data to see how many GB we've writen to the drives over the past year so I can estimate the lifetime of the ...
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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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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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Detection of consumer SSDs by enterprise disk controller in non-RAID configuration [closed]

We (a client) are considering [insisting on] using consumer grade SSDs (to keep the cost down) in some Dell R710 and HP Proliant D380 G5 servers. I've looked about and people report the P400 cards ...
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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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Unable to create instance with local SSD on GCE

I try to create an instance with a local attached SSD on GCE. I used the command from the docs: gcloud compute instances create foobz \ --machine-type n1-standard-8 \ --zone us-central1-f \ ...
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Munin disk utilization calculation.

I have got intel ssd(series 530, 480gb). Data from intel site: Sequential Read - 540 MB/s Sequential Write - 490 MB/s Random Read - 48000 IOPS Random Write - 80000 IOPS Current load is about 5000 ...
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ZFS cksum errors on LSI 9207-9i (SAS2308) with Samsung 850 Pro SSDs

I am testing an LSI 9207-8i controller with 8x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs attached. SSDs are running latest firmware EXM02B6Q, controller is running P17 and has exhibited same issues with P19. Server ...
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SSDs with the Intel RMS25CB080

I've bought a new server which only allows disks to be connected to a built-in Intel RMS25CB080 RAID controller card. The server has 8 2.5" slots. I'm considering using SSDs with this server, however ...
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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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Hard disk / SSDs - detection and handling of errors - is silent data corruption reliably prevented?

When an error occurs on a drive, is it correct to assume that it will always be detected and reported to the OS (if software RAID such as mdadm) or RAID controller (if hardware RAID) as a failed read ...
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HP Smart Array p400i with Intel X25-M 160 SSD

I have a pair of x25-M 160 Intel SSD's in an HP DL360 G5 with a p400i Smart Array running 512 BBWC. The disk performance I am getting on this box and another identical one does not come close to ...
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Should I defrag RAID Array with SSD caching(Intel SRT)? [closed]

I have an SSD in system and a RAID 0 array with SSD caching turned on(Intel SRT or Intel Smart Response Tech.). Should i defrag it? Also have a problems with windows defragmentator. It detects my ...
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How to find mainboards that supports Self Encrypting Device (SED) in BIOS?

There should exist mainboards that support Self Encrypting Device (SED) in BIOS, so when connecting a SSD which have SED support, and SED have been enabled in the BIOS, it prompts on bootup for ...
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does adding heaps of drives to a raid 0 increase performance?

does adding heaps of drives to a raid 0 increase performance? i know that two drives in a striped raid will usually be faster than a single drive but will i notice a difference in performance between ...
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Adding SSD cache (PCIe) to existing Linux KVM Node with SATA disks

I currently have large KVM nodes utilizing between 8 & 16 RAID10 arrays & hardware raid. We typically provision a single large volume (VM's are backed up off site as well). KVM VM's using LVM ...
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How to send “ATA Secure Erase” command to SSD?

A very good way to erase a SSD which have SED support is to change the password/key. But what to do with those that doesn't have SED support? This article says Fortunately it is possible to erase ...
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Intel S3500 SSD vs 15k SAS HDD

I have recently been thinking of requesting SSD Drives from my hosting provider however its a $300 per month upgrade for 4 x 300GB Intel S3500 SSD's My hosting company told me they do not use SSD ...
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Hardware RAID Controller Support for SSD TRIM

Do any hardware RAID controllers available today support TRIM? If not, do any manufacturers have target dates for supporting TRIM? Should I even care about TRIM for SSDs installed in ...
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HP ProLiant DL180 G6 SSD upgrade (sata 3)?

We've currently got a HP ProLiant DL180 G6 server with a Smart Array P410i raid card, and 8 HDDs running off it. We also just bought a new SATA Intel SSD drive to expand the server, that we're ...
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Poor SSD I/O performance with rTorrent and Debian

I'm using a Dell PowerEdge R210 II server with Intel Xeon E3-1230, 32GB RAM DDR3, 2 x 480 GB SSDs SATA3, 2 x 1 Gbit network connection. I'm using both network connections at the same time (802.3ad ...
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Understanding NVMe storage and hardware requirements

I'm a bit confused about the recent developments in PCIe-based storage, particularly as it relates to the NVMe specification and its hardware compatibility. While I've worked extensively with SSDs in ...
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SSD hard drive compatibility with Dell 1U and Supermicro 1U [closed]

I have a Dell Poweredge 1850 1U and also a custom 1U Supermicro, both hot swappable drive bays. For some reason, it seems the hdd to ssd drive tray is not working with snapping in. I've used this ...
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Consumer vs Enterprise SSD [closed]

I'm deciding what SSD's to use in our infrastructure. Enterprise drives are obviously more reliable but storage items are expendable and will fail anyway. So considering that we have proper RAID, ...
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ESXi build with SSD's and storage sharing with HDD

So the plan is to convert 4 boxed servers into all virtual servers with a new server. The 4 servers now don't require much horsepower to do much, so only looking at the Xeon E5-2470 (8C, 2.4ghz, iirc) ...
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Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen8 servers

I was wondering if anyone had any specific experience using Intel DC3700 SSDs (or similar) in the HP (DL380p) Gen8 servers? I'm upgrading a set of database servers that use direct-attached storage. ...
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Can I Use a Normal SSD disk in HP DL380 G6

We have a bunch of DL-380 G6 servers in our company, I want to know whether it is possible to use 2.5" SSD hard drives (with SATA III interface) on these servers or not?
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Low SSD mdadm raid0 performance

I have got ubuntu server 12.04 with software raid0 intel sata3 ssd(2*480GB). raid is used for postgresql database. There is 51% of raid space is free. After postgres shutdown, "dd" command shows ...
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Install a SATA SSD in hot swap server

I am trying to install a SATA SSD into a hot swappable server (Dell PowerEdge T320). The drive is not visible within the Windows 2008 R2. Server details: Dell T320 PowedEdge PERC H710 Raid ...
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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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VMware ESXi SSD on RAID showing as non-ssd

I am replacing a KVM server with a ESXi server. I just installed ESXi 5.5u1 and added a data store. The new server has 4 SSD drives in RAID 6 using hardware RAID. When I added the data store VMware ...
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Amazon RDS on solid state drives

I am planning to design a cloud based application which leverages the MySQL provided using Amazon RDS. I wish to setup read replicas for the data which I have obtained on solid state drives. Does ...
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Samsung 850 EVO + HP P410 limited iops?

I´m experiencing a weird write iops limitation with a HP P410 256mb cache controller and 4x consumer grade ssd´s (Samsung EVO 850) in RAID5/10. After upgrade to latest firmware (6.64) for HP P410 ...
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HP's $1,000 RAID Controller is outclassed by on-board raid? [closed]

HP's $1,000 Smart Array P822 controller is outclassed by an on-board raid controller. I'm having a hell of a time trying to figure this one out. My problem is that performance on the HP controller is ...
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NexentaStor: how to partition SSD disk?

I'm trying to set up some homegrown storage using a desktop motherboard, 4 x SATA drives and 2 x SSD drives. I'd really like to use NexentaStor for its nice web interface and for it is some ...
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SMART attribute 231 mystery: Mushkin SSD

Following from this question: How do I convince smartmontools that my SSD is not a hard drive? ... I now have the Mushkin MKNSSDCR120GB-MX's SMART attributes reading as "SandForce Driven SSDs". ...
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Poor iSCSI performance with SSD disks and 10 Gbe network

iSCSI Target Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) with 16 GB RAM and 16 core CPU as LVM backed iSCSI target using three Samsung SSD disks, each capable of doing 65k IOPS using an LSI 6 Gbit/s ...
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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, ...