Hardware Thread, Using Enterprise SSD drives in old HP servers in Technical; Hello,
Just wanted to try and get some feedback from anyone who is using\testing\playing with SSD drives in older servers.
Intel S3700 is a good match for this. The SAS controller should support SATA so no issues there. Likely you'll lose some AHCI features and TRIM may not work, but these drives have good garbage collection built in and writes should be low in that use. Go for it - if it doesn't work out, they can be used elsewhere.
We're using a couple of Samsung 840 SSDs in an old RM (Intel based) server with a LSI SAS/SATA RAID card. It's running an RDS VM for a few thin clients. Not had any problems with it in the few months it's been running. Might look to use the Samsung 840 Pro drives if we do this again.
I've got some Samsung 840 pro's running in my gen 7 server 512gb in raid 10 with no issues at moment. Got some improvement with firmware updates so with making sure all BIOS and firmwares are up to date. HP SmartDVD works well if never been done.
Samsung's 840 (Non-Pro) SSDs shouldn't really be used in servers anyway.
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Although the 840 Series is clearly in worse shape than the competition, these results need to be put into context. 500TB works out to 140GB of writes per day for 10 years. That's an insane amount even for power users, and it far exceeds the endurance specifications of our candidates. The HyperX 3K, which has the most generous endurance rating of the bunch, is guaranteed for 192TB of writes.