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Enterprise SSD or Regular SSD RAID?

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September 12, 2012 2:42:56 PM

For the cost, I can buy a couple regular grade SSDs and put them into a RAID 1/10 , or I can buy one Enterprise SSD.

For data loss protection for a life-span of 5 years and data hosting for 17 users, which would you choose?


I am thinking a Mirror Raid of Cheaper Drives would be better than one Enterprise Drive of the same cost. I have used Enterprise Class HDDs before and they seem to fail just as often as normal drives.

September 12, 2012 3:20:56 PM

Ok I've priced out a few options and am wondering what I am missing.

I can buy 4 Intel 120GB SSDs and put them in a RAID 10 for 240GB of useful space and mirroring for $384.

Or I can buy two Intel 240GB SSDs and put them in a RAID 1 for 240GB useful space and mirroring for $520.

So why wouldn't everyone just do a RAID 10?
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September 12, 2012 3:22:32 PM

Using the HDD for the raid, HDD and SSD will fail. Like all the companies you have to do the backup of the server in everyday.
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September 12, 2012 4:24:33 PM

If your data is important you should create a RAID with all kind of drives and perform daily backups.
The solution with 2 drives gives you the advantage of a less complex system, than a RAID 10, but if you have a backup you are safe.
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