Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Setting up dedicated SSD cache

Posted on 2016-10-02
3
Medium Priority
?
55 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-04
I've seen servers setup to use a dedicated cache with an SSD (the two DL320 and DL380's I've seen even have a SFF spot for it).  I have a tower server (ML110) and my question is what is this caching all about and if I want to use it, how do I set it up?  Via the Intel Storage setup?  I have a Samsung 840 EVO Pro so probably overkill, but it's sitting around and I'm not using it.  Is there a benefit?    Mind you, I use my server at home as a DNS, AD DS, DHCP and file server with only 4-5 hosts so definitely not an intense production environment.  

Thanks guys
0
Comment
Question by:Michael
3 Comments
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:Mal Osborne
Mal Osborne earned 1000 total points
ID: 41825756
Given your configuration, I would not bother. Just make sure your server has a bit more RAM than it needs, Windows will keep what it has to in memory pretty well. RAM is cheap these days.

An SSD would speed up boot time a tad, but not really much else. Keep it and put it into a laptop.
0
 
LVL 56

Accepted Solution

by:
andyalder earned 1000 total points
ID: 41828372
The two servers you initially mention have dedicated hardware RAID cards, you don't mention the generation but the latest ones have controllers that can use SSDs as read cache. The ML110 doesn't have a hardware RAID card by default so you probably can't use SSDs as cache unless your OS provides a software SSD caching solution. SSDs are pretty cheap nowadays, even enterprise ones so you can still use them in place of rotating disks, just not as cache.

As Malmensa says though, for 5 users it would be overkill.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Michael
ID: 41828818
Thanks
0

Featured Post

Ask an Anonymous Question!

Don't feel intimidated by what you don't know. Ask your question anonymously. It's easy! Learn more and upgrade.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The question appears often enough, how do I transfer my data from my old server to the new server while preserving file shares, share permissions, and NTFS permisions.  Here are my tips for handling such a transfer.
The business world is becoming increasingly integrated with tech. It’s not just for a select few anymore — but what about if you have a small business? It may be easier than you think to integrate technology into your small business, and it’s likely…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore single file or folder from Bare Metal backup image of their system. Tutorial shows how to restore files and folders from system backup. Often it is not needed to restore entire system when onl…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…

927 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question