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chs.santhu
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Hi Everyone

 

After going through the forum I have seen many of them installing SSD in ODD bay on Gen8 server.

Also seen the link http://homeservershow.com/attaching-a-ssd-to-the-odd-sata-port-in-my-hp-proliant-gen8-microserver.htmlhow to do which is pretty impressive.

 

I am going to buy SSD drive ( not decided on the brand yet either Kingston or Samsung ) soon so wondering if everyone following the same setup and what are the things I should consider?

 

Thank you

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What other hard drives are you going to install? How are they going to be configured? What OS are you planning to run?

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I have ESXi v6.0 installed placed in the internal USB 2.0.

 

4x2TB WD drives placed in the 4 Bay.

 

Now with the OS mostly ubuntu and redhat and not sure what else I am going to have at this point of time.

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Any advice please? OR schoondoggy you mean to say I have to consider the things mentioned in your post ?

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Any advice please? OR schoondoggy you mean to say I have to consider the things mentioned in your post ?

I am not a ESXi expert, but I like to have some really fast storage to run VM's from and something redundant for the data. For lab use, I put 2-4 SSD's in a RAID0 and 4 drives in a RAID10. For production use I would put 4 SSD in a RAID10 and 2 drives in a RAID1 or 4 drives in a RAID10. To do this on a Gen8 would require an extra RAID controller like the P222.

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Thank you for your input/suggestion schoondoggy.

 

I did a stupid mistake (??) in buying the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD SATA MZ-7KE512BW  as the SATA port on motherboard is second generation and the SSD is SATA III.

 

I am still waiting for the disk but realized now  :( 

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It will work fine.

It will run around 250MB/s instead of 550MB/s. Still much faster than a disk drive.

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SSDs have also other parameters much better than hard drives, for example low latency or fast random access and you still take benefit of them using SATA2.

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