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06-28-2009, 12:57 PM
Has anyone thought about running solid state drives for a server?
I understand the slow write times of the SSDs right now, and also the shorter lifetime of such devices compared to the traditional hard disk, but the enery savings would be quite profound.
06-29-2009, 11:18 PM
Sure, you can get a fair amount of decent ones for a low cost, the write speeds aren't the greatest, but the read speeds more than make up for it. If it's not something that is critical you shouldn't have any issues. However, be aware that a lot of the drives out on the market today display some sort of issues, be it incompatibility with certain motherboards/chipsets. Just make sure you have a good backup!
06-30-2009, 01:05 PM
It is possible to do some very funky stuff with SSD's; I'm not at the stage of deploying any yet in server environments though.
This is a good vid from Samsung though: YouTube - Samsung SSD Awesomeness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96dWOEa4Djs)
07-03-2009, 08:47 PM
Oh wow, 24 SSDs in a RAID! That machine flew!
They hardware must cost a fortune though. I did look at hardware RAID controllers a couple of months back, but the prices were still way out of my budget.
05-07-2010, 07:09 AM
A webhostingtalk.com user asked an important question: Are solid-state drives “the next big thing” in server hardware?
SSDs provide a distinct advantage over traditional platter-based hard drives because they have no moving parts. This not only makes them more reliable, but increases their speeds. SSDs are up to five times faster than normal drives.
Of course, this performance boost comes with a higher price tag. SSDs are much more expensive than other drives and hold very little– up to 80 GB on some models compared to 2 TB for a typical desktop drive.
I think SSDs will eventually dominate the server hard drive market, but as things stand now, they are too expensive and too small to be economically efficient.
05-13-2010, 03:50 AM
SSD isvery fast but the space is very small.
Use it when you doesn't keep a lot of data.
12-08-2010, 09:55 AM
SSD are very fast for reading but for writing the space is very small and also slow.
09-27-2011, 02:34 AM
My understanding of SSD is that they fly, but are quite expensive. It seems that if one could afford SSD for the whole data center, it would be very speedy. Since they cost about twice what they hold, though, an 80GB costs almost $200, and that is nowhere near enough space for a data center.
12-05-2011, 01:45 PM
I have seen that some hosts offered SSD shared hosting solutions.
Do you think that they will be better than VPS?
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