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  Post #1 (permalink)   10-23-2015, 11:32 AM
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Wondering what your choices are in enterprise class drives, and does it vary by your application?
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  Post #2 (permalink)   10-24-2015, 01:58 AM
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SSD will be best choice, but it depend what application you running also. If you're on normal website, a SATA will more than enought. As SSD and SATA compare in normal website doesn't really see the different in term of speed.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   10-27-2015, 09:05 PM
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SAS is standard choice for server storage drive, for system drive, ssd is definitely the best.
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For normal application and basic performance, SATA will be more than enough. But if you need better read / write speed and better performance, go for the SSD's
 
 
 


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SSD for me any day
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You can use the combination of both. SSD are expensive over the SATA.

For Webserver:
You can get something small sufficient SSD drive for OS and databases where more of read-write is required.
You can keep the web contents on SATA where the contents are very large and SSD could be expensive for high storage.

For other applications, you got to analyze what it requires and then decide.
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Apart from the cost involved with SSD its better whichever you look at it in terms of performance.
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In a shared hosting environment, the benefit of SSD does not justify the cost. The bottleneck in site delivery is the network and the client's browser. It typically takes same order of magnitude of time to render a web page than it does to download its components.

The only purpose SSD has in a shard hosting plan is as a marketing gimmick to jack up the price by promising increased performance that does not exist.
 
 
 


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In a shared hosting environment, the benefit of SSD does not justify the cost. The bottleneck in site delivery is the network and the client's browser. It typically takes same order of magnitude of time to render a web page than it does to download its components.

The only purpose SSD has in a shard hosting plan is as a marketing gimmick to jack up the price by promising increased performance that does not exist.
True in a shared environment FULL SSD may prove more costly than the benefit. I also agree that you do not need full SSD to get good performance BUT SSD can be manipulated in many ways to give you great performance.

Because of the cost involved, when running a shared server not everything 'must' be SSD but the more you tend to full SSD the better.

For example you may mount the SSD drive to a MySQL partition giving you blazing fast database access with SAS for your files. If the cost can allow you could also have SSD for your swap partition and things will be a lot faster.
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True in a shared environment FULL SSD may prove more costly than the benefit. I also agree that you do not need full SSD to get good performance BUT SSD can be manipulated in many ways to give you great performance.

Because of the cost involved, when running a shared server not everything 'must' be SSD but the more you tend to full SSD the better.
There could be internal benefit. For example, you may be able to host more sites on a single server versus the same server having plain old drives. The additional sites can more than pay for the additional cost of SSD and thus increase revenue.
 
 
 


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We have been using nothing but SSD drives in our servers and have found that we can get more websites on the server without any slow down loading sites.
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There could be internal benefit. For example, you may be able to host more sites on a single server versus the same server having plain old drives. The additional sites can more than pay for the additional cost of SSD and thus increase revenue.
Again I agree that SSD will give you a relatively higher number of sites without compromise to speed performance. We have been running both drives but SSD is paying off because of its performance
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Depends on what you classify as Enterprise Class Drives. :-)

Are Samsung 850 Pro SSD's considered Enterprise Drives? To some yes, to others no. Samsung doesn't label them as Enterprise. They have a line of enterprise SSDs. Is that to say they aren't good for server use? No - just depends on your use case, and budget.

WD RE drives - are enterprise drives - but SATA - which some consider to be less than enterprise. Doesn't mean they aren't perfect for the hosting industry.

To each his own...

Just my two cents.
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Enterprise Class Drives are very important for any Business to store the important files, so I think SSD is best choice.
 
 
 


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Depends on what you classify as Enterprise Class Drives. :-)

Are Samsung 850 Pro SSD's considered Enterprise Drives?.
OP specifically asked about hard drives
 
 
 
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