SSD Are they capable?

Posted on 2014-08-11
Last Modified: 2014-08-17
I am running Linux Servers, and wondered if a move to a Solid State Device as the main drive is a prudent move?

I have one server, 120gb, using less than 40%, another 250gb using nearly 50%.

Are the SSD drives up to the task of acting as the main drive in a SOHO server(<7 users)?
Question by:fdipiazza
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    If your concern is the total number of write cycles, I'd say that the enterprise class SSDs are in fact, up to the task.  If you were considering using a consumer class SSD, you might want to look at more detailed characteristics of how the drive is being used.

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    Thank you, I hadn't considered an Enterprise version.
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    if the usage is not high, i would not suggest to go with SSD. In case you have higer IOPS then you can consider this but it's and expensive solution so please understand the need before going for it.


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    Linux server is easy on resources and can take the abuse, however whether enterprise grade or regular ssd will sustain.
    just clone the drive to another ssd and keep it in a safe place for bkup purposes

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