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Best SSDs for RAID 0 as ESXi datastore

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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.
July 28, 2010 8:21:55 PM

I hope this is for a test system.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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