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. 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. Related resources RAID on an ESXI Machine - Forum HDD / VMDK config in ESXi - Forum RAID setup for simple file server - Forum Dual Raid 1 or RAID 10 - Whitebox ESXi + Perc 5i - Forum Help with home ESXi server - 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. RetiredChief a c 350 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. 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? RetiredChief a c 350 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumTransfer one OS/program SSD -to- two SSDs in RAID0 ForumRaid 0 hdds to ssds ForumBest 2 SSDs for RAID0 ? Forum[Urgent Help Please!] Raid 0 between 2 SSDs not working (pics) ForumHow to install Windows 7 on RAID0 with SSDs ForumGood RAID Card for RAID 0 SSDs Forum8 x 128GB SSDs | Best Raid Solution ForumHow to backup 2 ssds in raid 0 ForumRaid 0 of 4 SSDs ForumSSDs , RAID 0 , RST drivers, Trim.... ForumMotherboard to run RAID 0 on 4 SSDs ForumDid i buy the right board for 2 SATA3 SSDs in RAID0 ? ForumRAID0 SSDs and 870A-G54 mobo ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum[Solved] Need hlep with picking a RAID card More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !