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Old February 14, 2013, 08:22 AM
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Default SSD as a bootup drive on a file Server

is it worth it? Right now i am just booting from a WD Black.
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Old February 14, 2013, 08:26 AM
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Really depends on its usage. But I would tend to say yes it would be a good idea if you can afford to do so. I personally use SSDs in every computer I own. Even if just small ones to run the OS and an app or two.
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Old February 14, 2013, 08:30 AM
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I switched my server over to an Intel 330 and I'm pretty glad I did. My database runs off the SSD now and that's a no brainer.....
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Old February 14, 2013, 08:37 AM
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For a files server that run 24/7 I will go with a mecanical for the OS. On a PC I'm like Lowfat SSD wall to wall.
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I'd use the SSD for read write caching to the mechanical drives. It will make your file server seem like one big ssd.
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Old February 14, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Thanks for the help guys.

I noticed that NCIX has this onlsale for 69.99

Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5in SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

I have never owned a Mushkin SSD, always just vertex's.. How are they?

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Old February 14, 2013, 12:56 PM
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I've recently bought 2 480GB Mushkin Chronos SSD's. So far so good. I have 1 in my "server" running all my Hyper-V VM's and it's been chugging along 24/7 for a couple weeks now. The other is in my desktop holding all my games and it too has been fine.

Haven't had them long enough though to comment on longevity unfortunately.
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Old February 14, 2013, 03:41 PM
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I've recently bought 2 480GB Mushkin Chronos SSD's. So far so good. I have 1 in my "server" running all my Hyper-V VM's and it's been chugging along 24/7 for a couple weeks now. The other is in my desktop holding all my games and it too has been fine.

Haven't had them long enough though to comment on longevity unfortunately.
I think I will give them a try. Thanks for the info JD
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Old February 14, 2013, 06:44 PM
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I think I will give them a try. Thanks for the info JD
They definitely feel a lot tougher than my OCZ and Corsair SSD's. The casing is much thicker metal so it has some weight to it. Doubt it means much, but at least they are using more quality materials.
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Old February 15, 2013, 01:01 AM
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Totally depends on the server's use and os. If it's got long up times or a fast booting os anyway it's not worth it.
If your serving data from the SSD.. well it's still not really worth it unless your using gigabit/fiber network to access it.

Database or the like (especially small random data) would see a marked improvement but for movies or such, it's really not worth it.
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