Best SSDs for RAID 0 as ESXi datastore Tags: Hard Drives NAS / RAID SSD Storage Last response: July 28, 2010 9:45 PM in Storage Share trueimage July 28, 2010 8:08:37 PM I know that TRIM wont work, but I'm looking for what would best fit my needs. A couple 64GB models in RAID 0 would probably be more than enough space, but I'll entertain any size. More about : ssds raid esxi datastore hardwaretechy July 28, 2010 8:21:55 PM I hope this is for a test system. m 0 l trueimage July 28, 2010 8:45:07 PM Uh, yeah. I just want it to be fast. I'll do backups to an external esata or usb drive. m 0 l Related resources Best 2 SSDs for RAID0? - Forum SSDs in RAID 0 - Forum HW (SAS PCI-x) Raid for ESXi 4.0 - Forum How to Set Up 2 SSDs in RAID 0 when Windows 8 is Already Installed - Forum Disabling RAID-0 for 3 SSDs working as single boot drive - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer trueimage July 28, 2010 9:01:41 PM What about the Other World Computing SSD? 50GB Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD 2.5" Serial-ATA 9.5mm Solid State Drive. High Performance internal MLC Flash storage with 28% Over Provisioned Redundancy. 5 Year OWC Warranty. (OWCSSDMXRE050) http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computin... $209.99 each, seem to have good reviews and performance. Using the SandForce SF-1200 controller with 28% "extra" space so you could fill the drive to 50GB capacity and still have 14GB left for moving stuff around to avoid performance or wear issues. m 0 l RetiredChief a c 353 G Storage July 28, 2010 9:18:21 PM You are going to use sata6 interface. Sata 6 should boost sequencial read/writes. As for the small random read/writes raid0 does very little to improve. m 0 l trueimage July 28, 2010 9:34:35 PM Well, this will be running server server VMs such as oracle / SQL server, a content management system, multiple webservers. I thought throughput and iops were the most important. So you think one 100GB SSD is worth it over a raid 0 config? m 0 l RetiredChief a c 353 G Storage July 28, 2010 9:45:34 PM Might want to look at the new version setup to work on SATA 6 and based on the SF controller. Sata 6 SSDs are just starting to appear. http://www.anandtech.com/show/3812/the-ssd-diaries-cruc... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedExternal Harddisk isn't recognised after RAID0-ing my SSDs. Forum SolvedDo SSDs still degrade in Raid 0? Forum SolvedSSDs in Raid 0 Forum SolvedOS on 2 Raid0 SSDs or? Forum Solved2 SSDs in Raid 0. First time. Forum Raid 0 using SSDs - performance and reliability Forum SolvedRAID 0, SSDs, and TRIM. Will it work? Forum RAID0 SSDs Fail on New ASRock Motherboard Forum SolvedSSDs in Raid 0 for gaming? Forum SolvedSSDs in Raid 0 acting as SSD Cache Forum SolvedRAID0 my SSDs or not? Forum SolvedRAID-0 with 2 SSDs=Twice the pwerformance? Forum With (6) SATA III 6gb/s ports on my mobo (that supports RAID 0,1,5,10 would more SSDs attached create a bottle kneck. Please Forum SolvedTransfer one OS/program SSD -to- two SSDs in RAID0 Forum Solved[Urgent Help Please!] Raid 0 between 2 SSDs not working (pics) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !