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

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Are HDD <-> SSD transfer speeds completely bottlenecked by HDD speed? [closed]

Is transferring data from an SSD to HDD and HDD to SSD speed about the same as HDD to HDD speed for both ways?
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SSD fstrim on CentOS 6.x with software raid5

I have some CentOS 6.x servers. They have software raid1 and fstrim works well there. On one of the servers, I decided to do software raid5 and ext4. I can mount it with discard and there is no error ...
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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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When Upgrading My 3.5" HDs To SSD HDs Can I Continue To Still Use RAID 1 (MIRROR)?

I'm upgrading my old 3.5" HDs to a set of SSD HDs. I currently run a RAID 1 (MIRROR) array for the 2 old drives (just in case) and want to know how I should rollout the new SSD drives... I have been ...
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Squid or Other HTTP Caches with SSD Cache Store?

I'm contemplating setting up a squid (or possibly varnish) cache on a system with SSD drives. The obvious benefit is that these systems have great READ speeds and I expect my hit ratios to be fairly ...
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XenServer 6.2 VM Performance (SSD, RAID-10, Quad-core)

Greetings everyone :) My configuration is the following: HP C3000 tower enclosure 1st HP Proliant BL460 G1 quad core xeon 2.66GHz 12MB L2 cache, 24GB RAM, BIOS I15 5/2/2011 partnered with HP ...
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Disorganized disks because of different disk technologies - LVM an answer?

I have a 1 TB spinning HD, and a 256 GB SSD. I keep my OS and large projects on the SSD, for speed. The rest is on the spinning HD, because of its size. The problem: This means I have things to ...
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How to disable automatic garbage collection on an SSD?

Solid State Drives (SSD) have a garbage collection functionality which makes space from deleted files available. It is triggered automatically by the drive via a TRIM command sent by the OS Is ...
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Does the max-80%-use target suggested for ZFS for performance reasons apply to SSD-backed pools?

The Solaris ZFS Best Practices Guide recommends keeping ZFS pool utilization below 80% for best performance: Keep pool space under 80% utilization to maintain pool performance. Currently, pool ...
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Selecting an SSD to act as boot volume in an HP server

A question I recently asked regarding the use of enterprise 10k vs. 7.2k midline SAS disks led to some suggestions that the use of a mirrored pair of SSDs as a boot volume can make sense because: ...
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Owc Mercury vs Samsung 850PRO in HP g7

i am considering putting consumer grade SSDs in my webserver. I have tested the writes, and it seems like, i get ~ 25Gb writes /day on the current disks. My G7 has a P421 controller. Would it make ...
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How can I unfreeze an SSD connected to a remote server?

I don't have physical access to the machine, so I can't unplug the drive. # hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep frozen frozen The advice I've read elsewhere is to hotplug the drive, pull the ...
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Background discard on swap partitions on Linux + SSD

Problem I want to enable background TRIM operations on a swap partition within a SSD disk on Linux. According to several articles, e.g. this one, the kernel detects this configuration and ...
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Acceptable I/O speeds for 6 x 250GB SSDs in RAID 10

I'm running CentOS 7 (XFS filesystem) on a dell server with a PERC H700 raid controller. Inside this server I have 6 x Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSDs (yes they are consumer drives however, this is a home ...
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Are bcache and/or dm-cache considered stable for production in 2016?

I would like to use linux SSD caching (dm-cache or bcache) with Debian Jessie production servers. (kernel 3.16) My question: Are dm-cache and bcache modules reliables in linux 3.16 ? Do I need to ...
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RAID10 (16 x 256GB SSDs) in PowerEdge R720 for Build Server

I'm trying to put together specs for a top of the line Dell R720 (running Windows Server 2008R2) build server (C#), and I'm unsure what the best hard drive / RAID setup would be. Our space ...
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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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ServeRaid M5210 high temperature

I have a serveraid M5210 card on X3650 m5 (raid10) And a M5110e raid card on X3650 m4 Both raid card is high temperature (70-75 C) images: http://i.imgur.com/oa2O7ba.png ...
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Copy centos 6 modify mdadm raid 1 and clone to new mdadm raid 1 ssd

I have: Centos 6.7 grub-install -v grub-install (GNU GRUB 0.97) lsblk two new SSD 128gb Live usb with Parted_Magic_2015.03.06 /boot/grub/device.map # this device map was generated by ...
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Using Samsung 850 PRO on Lenovo System with hardware raid (e.g. x3100 M5 5457EHG) [closed]

Having made quite a market research (price, location, availability, specs) i ended up choosing Lenovo System x3100 M5 combined with two Samsung 850 PRO Series 1TB to be set on a raid 1. Now before i ...
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SSD Raid 10 Slow write speeds

We have three IBM servers running windows 2012, all identical, they have a Raid (10) of SSD's. However one of the boxes seems to only be able to write at a third of the speed of the others. The other ...
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How best to utilize two SSD disks on VPS webserver [duplicate]

I would like to ask you about your opinions how to utilize two SSD disks on webserver.. I read many articles about raid, disk mounting, lvm, disk cache, etc. but still I am not sure how to decide ...
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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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TRIM Support in PERC H310 Mini

I am running Debian 8 on a Dell PowerEdge R420. The OS is installed onto a INTEL SSDSC2BA800G3T SSD running the 5DV1DL03 firmware. The SSD is connected through a PERC - H310 RAID controller (fw ...
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Precision T5810 Workstation and INTEL SSD Series 750

I'm trying to spec out a Precision T5810 Workstation and install a INTEL SSD Series 750 drive in it. According to the top rated review at ...
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For L2ARC and ZIL: is it better to have one large SSD for both, or two smaller SSDs?

Main references ZFS L2ARC (Brendan Gregg) (2008-07-22) and ZFS and the Hybrid Storage Concept (Anatol Studler's Blog) (2008-11-11) include the following diagram: Question Should I interpret the ...
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80 pin SCSI Raid Controller to SATA SSD's on IBM e336

I have an Old IBM e336 1U Sever. Currently the only Hard drive in the system is a Ultra160 SCSI drive. This drive is old and making some noises indicating that its life is going to end soon. Though ...
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Low SSD write IOPS (~100)

I am experiencing very low IOPS with a SSD in my server. I noticed this when running a mysql database server, which performed very bad when there were many (~100 per second) updates to an InnoDB ...
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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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NVMe speed degradation after kernel upgrade

We are testing the speed of two Intel DC P3600 NVMe drives on a CentOS 7.1 system. They are configured in a software RAID1 using mdadm. After upgrading the kernel from the (very old) 3.10 to the ...
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How is LSI FastPath different from Software RAID?

This question pertains to SSDs on RAID levels without parity (like RAID 0, 1, 10). The recommended settings for FastPath are to set the Write Policy to Write Through, Read Policy to No Read Ahead and ...
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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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Hyper-V Cluster on SAN + SSD Local Storage

I wanted to know if there are any methods that anyone has done with the following: All of my servers on the hyper-v cluster are stored on the SANS. I have a desire to have the speed of SSD on two of ...
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EBS vs SSD definition

I am confused about the EBS and SSD choice while creating an instance . while choosing instance parameters (Step 2) you will see 2 options in the column Instance Storage (GB) : EBS only or SSD . ...
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Should you disable page file with SSD?

I've been reading this question, and it has a lot of great information. But assuming you have more than enough ram, I think page file should be disabled on SSD to extend the life time. I know you ...
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AHCI - Will be two HDDs (SSDs) two times faster?

Lets take common numbers: SATA HDD - 120Mb/s read, write speed heavily depends on gaps in sequence SATA SSD - 550Mb/s read, 500Mb/s write PCIe SSD - 2500Mb/s read, 1500Mb/s write Lets assume they ...
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Is it possible to use SSD for storage on Windows Azure?

There is some marketing-speak suggesting that it may be possible ..: http://gigaom.com/2012/06/05/new-windows-azure-goes-all-ssd-to-one-up-amazon-in-the-cloud/ .. but I couldn't find any way to ...
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Multiple SSD's not showing up in ESXi 4.1

The previous configuration for my server was 4x 500GB Drives, 3x 2TB Drives, 1x 480GB SSD and I replace 3 of the 500GB with SSD to look like 1x 500GB, 3x 2TB, 4x 480GB SSD. The previous ...
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Is it really necessary to use fstrim on Samsung SM843T SSDs?

Should we schedule periodical fstrims on Samsung SSD drives? What happens if we don't run such periodical scripts? I am highlighting the model on the Title because I am assuming that the answer is ...
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Imaging a PC from the Network using MDT

I have been googling around all day trying to figure out what the best approach to this is, or if there even is one. Goal - Quickly image a PC from our Network. Current Setup - Currently, we have ...
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Reliability of ssd drives

The main advantage of SSD drives is better performance. I am interested in their reliability. Are SSD drives more reliable then normal hard drives? Some people say they must be because they have no ...
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Convert RAID from Mechanical Disks to SSD?

Any issues with converting a Mechanical Disk RAID to SSD by replacing the drives one-by-one? I couldn't find anyone online who has done this, so let's make this the place to post about it. If you ...
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LSI 9207-8i and Samsung 850 PRO TRIM support

A Dell R610 server with LSI 9207-8i HBA card has 6 Samsung 850 PRO SSDs connected to it. hdparm shows TRIM support: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdc | grep -i trim * Data Set Management TRIM ...
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Why is my Azure VM (D3) Disk I/O crazy slow?

I have setup a D3 VM running Windows 10 on my Azure account. Unfortunately the Disk speed, on both the C (200GB) and D (100GB Temp) are EXTREMELY low. Less than 1MB/s when viewed through Task ...
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Tuning mdadm RAID 5 performance?

I have a system with dual Intel E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz, 64 GB ram, an LSI 3008 HBA, 8x 1.6 TB Intel S3510 SSDs. I've been playing benchmarking it in different configurations using fio and I've gotten ...
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Web-server SSD upgrade: will partial fs switch do?

We had a dedicated server with Hetzner. Once our ecommerce instance got 350+ concurrent users peak we were experiencing some slowdowns and decided to upgrade RAM from 16 to 32GB, as well as adding ...
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SSD in early 2008 Xserve Apple Drive Module

Pretty much the title: it possible to use a modern, 2.5″ SSD in an Apple Drive Module on a early 2008 Xserve? This would be replacing a 15k RPM SAS drive, and in most places I've looked that HDD is ...
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Ssd TRIM/DISCARD details

I am writing a script and I have a few questions about the inner workings of the TRIM command. If TRIM is issued for an entirely empty (zeroed) erase block, does the garbage collector still delete the ...
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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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Proper Steps To Upgrade My Server 2008 R2 Machine From HHD To SSD

I'm working on upgrading a server's hard drive from a standard HHD to an SSD drive. I have cloned the drive with a program called "EaseUS Todo Backup Free 8.6" (which I think does a bunch of extra ...