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    New server

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    It's new server time and I see Dell now offer SSDs on their servers. I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on running the new CMIS server on a well spec'd server on SSDs?

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    I can't help but think the repetitive read/write cycles of a database on an SSD would be a dangerous occupation...

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    Might want to have a flick through: Building a new SSD based file server

    Zag was/has built a SSD based file server (ok not CMIS), but same kind of discussions.

    Not seen any updates recently, but might be worth poking him to see how it's going?

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    Thanks guys

    I thought about the read/write cycles. Reading doesn't count it's "just" writing that counts towards any degradation and these are enterprise class SSDs at £600 a go so i'm guessing that it would be ok for some period of time, they only have to last 4 years or so I suppose.

    Thanks for the suggestion i'll send him a message and see what the end result was.

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    I wouldn't bother, just chuck some 15k SAS in there personally if all your running is Facility on it.

    Facility Server (running Facility Administration, SQL Server & ePortal)
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    2x Intel Xeon Quad core CPU or AMD equivalent
    8GB ECC RAM
    2x 10/15k SAS drives in RAID 1 for OS
    3x 15k SAS drives in RAID 5 for Data

    Minimum spec for 1000+ users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bananas View Post
    Thanks guys

    I thought about the read/write cycles. Reading doesn't count it's "just" writing that counts towards any degradation and these are enterprise class SSDs at £600 a go so i'm guessing that it would be ok for some period of time, they only have to last 4 years or so I suppose.
    Link to the latest Intel Enterprise SSDs: Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3700 Series

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