Tue, May 29 2012 23:56
SSDs in servers?
So if you speak french there's two videos on Dell's site about SBS 2011 essentials.
You'll have to pardon me as I get back into the swing about blogging on virtualization. Right now my HyperV test server is in the back of my MINI boot to go back to the office for tomorrow's Fresno user group meeting on Server 2012 topics. I rebuilt my HyperV over the Memorial day weekend to be based on Windows 8 server so we could have a hands on server and demo box for the meeting tomorrow night. Yes I do realize that there's another version slated to come out next week (according to the OEM Microsoft web site and other reports) so I may be rebuilding that OS once more.
One thing of interest I found that I had to use a legacy nic for a Server 2003 box. So we may have support issues with Server 2003's inside of HyperV 2012 boxes. We'll have to see what's up with that later on with the RC stuff.
... so one the questions that comes up on various listserves is about putting a SSD drive as the bootable C drive.
I don't know... I have put a SSD into my baby laptop and I guess I'm still old fashioned in that I want a good couple of years burn in and evidence before I'm ready to rip out RAID and redundant drives on servers. I don't reboot a server that often, so I remain to be convinced if having SSD drives as the C drive is what we should all be doing. That said my benchmark is a laptop. An OLD laptop that can't even run Windows 8 so I don't have any real world experience to base my blogging off of, other than just a thought of ...can I see the mean life of those drives in a few years and get back to you?
More reading - http://www.storagesearch.com/ssdmyths-endurance.html
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