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Hi guy i going to build a home server and folding rigs


But the gpu will be in 6 month


So now the mobo Gigabyte Ga-78LMT-USB3 http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4602#ov



Im looking to buy 2 raptor 160gb and raid them... Raid 0 for speed.... im affraid of iops

gonna host about 5-12 people and i want a fast map loading for them


or a ssd


the raptor are old gen... So slow...



Any idea of what i can do? Or ayone sell cheap ssd here ahha
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just checked some comparison with current hdd and this raptor the raptor is slower duh.... mad.gif
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Depending on the world size, you could probably fit it all on a RAMDisk, and set up scheduled backups to the Raptors. It's what I did when I was hosting.
From my experience, I suggest archiving the backups before placing them on the HDD, as with all the tiny files it requires a lot of random writes, especially if you use DynMap. I wish I did this.

Keep in mind scheduled backups are REQUIRED if you decide to use a RAMDisk, as powering down or restarting will clear the ramdisk and your world.

If you have a 30 minute timer for backing up, you shouldn't have any real issues.
RAMDisk > SSD > RAID > HDD

You might even be better off with RAID1 instead of RAID0 if you choose to go with HDDs.
It might sound strange, but RAID0 doesn't help random access speeds, RAID1 in some cases can use the random speed of both drives individually as both drives have a copy of all the data. This may not be available on some systems, but check into it.
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Thank you

Yea ramdisk i used that once with a game for fun i think it a good idea but the rigs will have 2 to 4gb ram at start


i have 10 mbit upload that spike to 15 and 15 download that spike to 20 so i think im okay ahah about internet


I use ide drive with ram disk if i can save money somewhere i love amd and this little motherboard money wise it perfect biggrin.gif

you recommend me imdisk?

I used the big ramdisk thing but now it no more free
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While I was doing Minecraft hosting, the RAMDisk software I used was RamDisk Plus found here.
http://www.superspeed.com/desktop/ramdisk.php

It's great, and I never had any issue with it. I highly recommend it if you want something simple with a good GUI, but it's not free. So if you're looking for a free solution that's where ImDisk comes in well.

I've not used ImDisk much and not recently at all, since I switched back to 32-Bit WinXP from 64-Bit Win7 and stopped hosting so I had no reason to and didn't feel like using up RAM for something that wouldn't get used. The version of RD+ I had was 10, which didn't have the feature of utilizing memory unrecognized by the OS.
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amd ramdisk is 10$ with auto save feature and 12gb that the ways i will use biggrin.gif


Uh i have a key somwhere for it wth.gif
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Use Linux then that amount of RAM should be fine. For me it would be RAM disk > SSD > HDD.
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I use windows like i always made with no prob for 24/7 use
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Go with what you are comfortable with, for me it would be Linux.
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Linux CLI is what's considered the best for a Minercraft server. Very few BG processes to eat up any resources. But of course, always go with what you're comfortable with.

Don't waste your money on expensive hard drives. Just go with the RAM disk. Much faster, and RAM is needed anyway.
    
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