1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Crucial MX300 1TB M.2 SSD in Supermicro E300-8D

Discussion in 'Hard Drives and Solid State Drives' started by Vik, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Vik

    Vik New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi, just wondering if someone can confirm if the Crucial MX300 1TB drive will work in the Supermicro E300-8D super server and if that is a good option for these servers?

    Q2: I did a quick search on the forum and it seems folks are using the NVMe type drives which I am guessing are faster but it is just too expensive an option for me. Does NVMe give a lot of benefit?

    Q3: I also see folks recommend the intel or the micron DC class SSDs. Is there a huge benefit between the DC class and this Crucial MX300?

    Tx
     
    #1
  2. Evan

    Evan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,197
    Likes Received:
    159
    1.) yes it will fit fine
    2.) some people are but it's not mandatory at all, those people are probably also useing SATA as a capacity type tier.
    3.) are you running VM's ? More than 2 or 3 of them ? Then massive difference , been discussed many times before but enterprise is so so so much better under load.
    Intel as you have mentioned are good but another decent enterprise SSD under not too heavy load is the Samsung PM863 drives and they are similar to consumer drive costs but s big step up from consumer drives.
     
    #2
    Son of Homer likes this.
  3. Vik

    Vik New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Evan, thanks for taking the time to respond.

    Yes, I plan to have quite a few VMs on this system and I assume that based on that you recommend the enterprise SSDs. Here's what I have been able to find so far that seems affordable to me

    Intel:
    Intel DC S3700 800GB,Internal,2.5" (SSDSC2BA800G3) SSD 735858256292 | eBay.

    Samsung:
    *Samsung Enterprise PM863 SATA 960GB SSD 2.5" Solid Sate Drive MZ-7LM9600 1tb | eBay

    Would you recommend any others.? I would much rather buy a new one but it seems that the new enterprise SSDs >=800GB are well above $300. Thanks
     
    #3
  4. Evan

    Evan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,197
    Likes Received:
    159
    Does depend how much data you want to write each day but intel s3500/s3600/s3700 series and the pm863 (sm863 I guess if you write lots), older Samsung 845DC pro maybe...

    Lager drives nearly always perform better.

    I am sure other can jump in and offer some suggestions as I don't have all that much experience with sata ssd outside of Samsung and intel.
     
    #4
  5. Vik

    Vik New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok thx. Just curious to understand why you mentioned the Samsung 845PRO but not the 850PRO. Isn't that supposed to be better then the 845? Tx
     
    #5
  6. i386

    i386 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2016
    Messages:
    594
    Likes Received:
    109
    :p
    (It's an enterprise/DataCenter ssd)
     
    #6
  7. Vik

    Vik New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok :)

    I assumed when they say PRO on a HD it meant it was a Enterprise/DC. I guess that is not the case.

    Could you please advise if a 1.8'' SSD would fit on a E300-8D? I have been looking @ SSDs and it seems there are 1.8'' and 2.5'' SSDs. I thought that SSDs were only 2.5'' and I am not sure if anything else has to be done either from a cable or connector or any other perspective in order to make it work. Thx
     
    #7
  8. herby

    herby Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    18
    1.8" is a less common size with a different connector then 2.5" drives. I believe adaptors exist but probably aren't worth the hastle.

    2.5" is probably the most common drive size after 3.5" and has been a standard in laptops and servers for ages. Both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives use the same connector.
     
    #8
Similar Threads: Crucial MX300
Forum Title Date
Hard Drives and Solid State Drives Crucial MX200 vs M550 Apr 20, 2015
Hard Drives and Solid State Drives Realistic differences between Crucial MX200 and Samsung 850 Pro? Apr 14, 2015
Hard Drives and Solid State Drives Crucial BX100 1TB drives on ebay Jan 23, 2015
Hard Drives and Solid State Drives New SSDs from crucial Jan 20, 2015
Hard Drives and Solid State Drives Crucial M550 and Perc H310 Jan 6, 2015

Share This Page