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Hi Guys,


Looking at purchasing an SSD for my HP Gen8, around 500GB in size - what are people running in theirs , and are there any offers on currently for this capacity?





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I tend to recommend SSD from manufacturers that design/fab their own flash chips and controllers:


Intel, Crucial, Micron

Sandisk, WD, Toshiba, OCZ



Currently I am running SSD from: Samsung, SK-Hynix, Sandisk, Adata, Intel, Corsair, Transcend, OCZ all are working fine.


SSD pricing has been up a bit over the last few months due to flash shortage. Most 'sale' price SSD are $.25-$.30 per GB. Six months ago they were $.20-$.25 per GB. I post SSDs in the deal section when I find them. I have bought used and refurbished SSDs in the past and have had good luck with them.

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  • 4 months later...

Is Enterprise grade relevant here at all since these disks can function as cache for the mechanical disks OR just store the speedy parts needed for OS/Databases. 

Would consumer grade SSD last long enough? (as cache drives and/or OS disks) 

I know nothing about what chips are better and lasts longer.

But i'm thinking as a last upgrade i'd install 3 or 4 SSDs in raid 0 for the ultimate speed setup running the OS part of my VMs + database storage.
They will be backed by a LSI 9271CV 8i with only 6gb SATA / SAS , the card has 1gb cache this should be enough caching so i won't be thrashing the SSDs as cache.
I am thinking of getting  3 or 4 x Samsung 850 pro SSDs 120GB each summing up to 360-480GB 
(there's a system in place taking weekly backups allready and adding 480GB to it is nothing.)
Is this a very dumb move/wasting money? or would it get me the IOPS and throughput I desire :P and last for a few years??
(I heard the 850pro have a 40GB/day 10year warantee.)

ps. I do not have PCIe lanes free for a nvme card, else this would be my choice.

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yes.  Enterprise grade is generally rated for higher work loads, will likely last longer, and generally have a longer warranty period.


Additionally, enterprise grade drives are more likely to ACTUALLY flush data to the drive, rather than lying to the OS (this is very normal for consumer drivers, in general, and well documented).



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