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Mar
5
comment really low iops on ssd raid (lower than 1000)
I'm seeing a few questions lately about poor performance with HP servers and Samsung SSDs. I can speak from experience that Samsung 840 and 850's perform exceptionally well in Dell servers (with LSI controllers). Maybe there's some issue with the HP controllers.
Mar
5
revised really low iops on ssd raid (lower than 1000)
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Mar
4
comment WDS and WSUS can not use SMB Shares
@FrankThornton, no. That's not true by a long way. Accessing SMB shares via UNC is a perfectly good way of doing things. Adding iSCSI to the mix can greatly over-complicate things. SMB/NFS/iSCSI all have different targets and use cases in mind. See serverfault.com/a/563014/7709 - it's not a good idea to paint broad strokes like that. There's a time and a place for all of them.
Mar
3
revised How do I diff two folders in Windows Powershell?
Trimming the wrong source folder for the 2nd compare
Mar
3
comment WDS and WSUS can not use SMB Shares
@FrankThornton because you are mounting a drive somewhere that's invisible unless you know the exact drive letter or run net use from inside a shell that's executed under the system account. It has no advantages over using UNC paths, and once it disconnects it might not reconnect, and mapped drives don't always survive reboots intact. Basically it's one more thing to break, and it's not something that people will expect to even be there.
Mar
3
comment How do I test my internet connection speed via a Microsoft Windows Terminal?
@nueverest yeah I wouldn't be touching a production 2003 server with Powershell. Way too much risk for a system that's EOL.
Mar
3
revised How do I test my internet connection speed via a Microsoft Windows Terminal?
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Mar
3
comment How do I test my internet connection speed via a Microsoft Windows Terminal?
Good answer, but this is only for Powershell v3 or above, which the op won't have unless they have explicitly installed it on those servers. Also dumping to `c:` normally can't be done unless you're running from an elevated ps shell. Easy fixed.
Mar
3
answered WDS and WSUS can not use SMB Shares
Mar
3
asked Viewing Storage Space allocation for physical disk
Mar
3
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Feb
21
comment Low SSD write IOPS (~100)
@Chopper3 not everyone has $1,100 per disk that HP wants for SSDs. I have a bunch of 850 Evo Pro's and get around 250MB/sec 4k random writes and 900MB/sec sequential reads in similar hardware (no caching), so something is definitely not right, and there's no guarantee that forking out the thousands of dollars for the same drive with a HP sticker on them will make any difference.
Feb
20
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Feb
19
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
19
accepted Restored 2 day old Microsoft Exchange - lost one month of entries
Feb
18
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
17
awarded  sql-server-2008
Feb
17
awarded  virtualization
Feb
16
answered Recovering broken VMDK image
Feb
15
comment in terms of latency what is better to install 4Gb or 8 Gb modules? single or dual rank?
You need to look up your processor on Intel Ark to see what the optimal memory configuration is. Then, you need to figure out how much memory you need. None of this is answers we can give you.