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I was considering upgrading my home server to SSD soon and I saw the thread on SSD lifetime and it got me a worrying a bit.

I want to run 5 OSes simultaneously on a single SSD taking advantage of the fast seek.
- Server itself
- 2x VMs
- 2x desktop OSes (pxeboot)

I get that a single OS won't cause significant wear but what about 5 at the same time? Can I expect the SSD to die fairly early and I lose my single point of failure?

Also I'll be running a Linux based server. What is the current state of Linux SSD compatibility? and what file system should I use?

Thanks.
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I was considering upgrading my home server to SSD soon and I saw the thread on SSD lifetime and it got me a worrying a bit.

I want to run 5 OSes simultaneously on a single SSD taking advantage of the fast seek.
- Server itself
- 2x VMs
- 2x desktop OSes (pxeboot)

I get that a single OS won't cause significant wear but what about 5 at the same time? Can I expect the SSD to die fairly early and I lose my single point of failure?

Also I'll be running a Linux based server. What is the current state of Linux SSD compatibility? and what file system should I use?

Thanks.
You want to install 5 OSes at the same time? or Run 5 OSes at the same time?
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You should be fine - your drive will likely be outdated before it dies due to limited writes. SSD life really isn't an issue any more.

Regarding the single point of failure - SSDs still fail just like mechanical drives do (just Google 'omg my ssd just died' or similar and you'll see what I mean). You might want to run RAID1 instead.
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You should be fine - your drive will likely be outdated before it dies due to limited writes. SSD life really isn't an issue any more.

Regarding the single point of failure - SSDs still fail just like mechanical drives do (just Google 'omg my ssd just died' or similar and you'll see what I mean). You might want to run RAID1 instead.
How do you run 5 oses at the same time?
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How do you run 5 oses at the same time?
VM's ??
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VM's ??
Virtual Machine, but he also said that only two were VM's, two were desktop oses, and one was a server. I didn't know you could boot two computers and a server all from one hard drive at the same time..
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Virtual Machine, but he also said that only two were VM's, two were desktop oses, and one was a server. I didn't know you could boot two computers and a server all from one hard drive at the same time..
Lol i knew that, I meant he could be running them through VM's

Buttt that wouldn't work now would it
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I would have 2 VMs and up to 2 diskless clients netbooting off of it.

I was thinking going for something Intel model (seems reliable) but would anyone have recommendations?

Also I was planning on running this off of the Perc 5/i. Are there issues to using non mechanical drives on older raid cards? specifically the Perc 5/i?
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I would have 2 VMs and up to 2 diskless clients netbooting off of it.

I was thinking going for something Intel model (seems reliable) but would anyone have recommendations?

Also I was planning on running this off of the Perc 5/i. Are there issues to using non mechanical drives on older raid cards? specifically the Perc 5/i?
Apparently I have some learning to do. So you would run the server, and it in turn would allow 2 computers to boot from it, which would each run a VM?

That seems like it would work. Assuming Servers allow that type of thing. But i'm sure they do.
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