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Servers with SSDs

Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:05 PM

Just wondering if anyone has ever used a server with solid-state drives, and whether they notice a difference between them and regular drives when it comes to DB interaction / HTML delivery. I've just hired a new server and decided to fork out the extra $5/mo for SSDs, but it's going to take me a while before I can run benchmarks, so I thought I'd strike up some conversation in the meantime :)

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Re: Servers with SSDs

Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:09 AM

It will be faster if you need better I/O
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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:25 AM

Load speed will be faster.
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Re: Servers with SSDs

Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:00 AM

I had my own server with ssd and realized load speeds are faster but other then that it is basically the same.
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:33 AM

SSD makes load speed 300% faster.
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Re: Servers with SSDs

Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:08 AM

They also have to be replaced pretty quickly if the traffic is high..
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Re: Servers with SSDs

Posted 04 July 2013 - 08:07 AM

View PostKrok, on 04 July 2013 - 01:33 PM, said:

SSD makes load speed 300% faster.

Faster than what? There are so many different HDD choices in common use today that throwing out a single number like that makes no sense. Besides that, SSDs are a completely different technology than old-school magnetic hard drives. It's very hard to make meaningful comparisons between them.

It may well be that your own machines manage to boot 300% faster after replacing whichever old-school hard-drive you had in them with a SSD, but that's far from a definitive benchmark.
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