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post #11 of 19
With the price of SSDs, go with whatever is cheapest. We have a dev box at work that is running 6 240GB Vertex 3s in RAID 10, and has been running for over a year with no problem. It's running several VMs for testing that are often destroyed and rebuilt.
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What raid card you using with your six ssds? And how does it perform?
post #13 of 19
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What raid card you using with your six ssds? And how does it perform?

It's in a Dell R620, and I'm pretty sure the controller is the Dell PERC H710.
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I see that most enterprise drives now are mls not slc. http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemNumber=N82E16820248029

yup that's what prompted me to make my post, i too noticed this and was like.... wait.. isn't that supposed to be... then i googled it and up sure enough it seems MLC is taking over. SLC is also really expensive but, it can also be used for stuff like IDE SSDs since it's so durable.
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IDE SSDs?
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@cdoublejj

IDE SSDs?

Yes, they exist. I believe they are primarily used for Industrial applications. More for shock resistance than performance, as PATA/IDE SSDs usually peak around 100MB/s read and writes.
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Yes, they exist. I believe they are primarily used for Industrial applications. More for shock resistance than performance, as PATA/IDE SSDs usually peak around 100MB/s read and writes.

AFAIK they still have a perf boost over an HDD with latency and all i'd also think read and writes might be a tad better. I'm wondering about how they might fair in a system (specialty commercial system of course) with limited ram and page filing and weather or not they would deliver ANY performance improvement over an HDD.

EDIT: also now that i think about it, 1 on of those puppies would be right at home in a Tough Book.
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post #18 of 19
6 SSD's in a Dell R620 on a H710 is just about as good as it can get for performance when it comes to ESXi storage.

I have worked on huge ESXi farms and designed & built the development and production ESXi environments at my current company. Obviously we are using multiple hosts and a SAN for high availability / vMotion etc.... But 6 SSD's locally for ESXi....... Thats going to be seriously fast.

From memory though, the H710 controller doesn't have drivers included in the standard ESX ISO. There is a dell customised ISO which includes the driver for it. So yes it is supported under ESX. But the driver is not currently in the standard ISO.
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post #19 of 19
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h700 is a nice card. was hoping to try the IBM M1015.
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