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Old December 5, 2010, 07:40 PM
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do you think it would be ok to add a wd velociraptor 159gb as the main (os) drive in my home server?
also planning on one for my other system.

reason i am asking is that ncix has the 150's on for 79.99 right now,

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Old December 5, 2010, 09:05 PM
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do you think it would be ok to add a wd velociraptor 159gb as the main (os) drive in my home server?
also planning on one for my other system.

reason i am asking is that ncix has the 150's on for 79.99 right now,

thx

rob123
Id personally say for the few extra dollars and massive performance difference get a SSD. I had my eye set on a Sata 3 640GB raptor for a wile, but was unimpressed with the performance over a normal HDD.
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Old December 6, 2010, 05:19 AM
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WHS wouldn't treat a SSD very nice as the main boot drive since it would constantly be writing small files (called keytombs) to it (and reading them) which will wear it out faster (and it doesn't support trim either). It would be fast and would speedup the OS but you would need a 80GB SSD drive minimum. A velociraptor would work great for this as well but I would only use one if you already have one (don't buy one). I would use a WD black for my main OS drive if I had a choice myself.
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Old December 6, 2010, 05:49 AM
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yes and performance added for the WHS wont change a lot. It is not like we boot the WHS server a loot, or launch application. and for the small file and everything, you wont see a real life difference.
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I used an SSD for a WHS server. It was an older Kingston one I bought, this was way back before TRIM-supported drives were around.
It doesn't have to be 80GB (mine is 64GB), there's a workaround if you're interested.

Weird thing though. It was surprisingly slow when I ran it on a SATA port connected to the motherboard. But when I switched it out to run on a pcie1x sata card, it ran really fast. But it is a server, so it doesn't really get used much. There hasn't been any significant wear at all. Boots super fast as usual since day 1. And it's been running for a year now. (Though I wish it would die so I could warranty it and hope they give me an updated drive ;P)

And if you get an intel drive, you can run their SSD toolbox tool to do a manual TRIM, incase you ever need it. The main reason for using the SSD as your boot drive is they are a lot less likely to fail than regular HDDs.

Getting a raptor for a WHS is a poor choice in every situation.
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Getting a raptor for a WHS is a poor choice in every situation.
And getting a SSD is to. WHS spend most of their time open, since you will wright/read on the SSD it will constanlty swap file from the HD to the SSD which wont be faster alot in file transfer over the network because the HDD will slow the thing. Getting a nice and spacious fast HDD is the best thing IMO. Maybe not a WD raptor but a caviar black 1 TB or a blue 500 ( like 2%slower than a black lol )
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Wow I took windows home server as gibberish, disregard my post... I'm a idiot...
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Old December 7, 2010, 02:15 AM
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thank you for the advice. guess i will just wait for the boxing day sales to pick up several of the wd blacks

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