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Enterprise SSD for small home server?

Discussion in 'Hard Drives and Solid State Drives' started by legen, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. legen

    legen Active Member

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    Hello,

    Im looking for enterprise SSDs for a small all-in-one home server. It runs ZFS for VM datastore for my vms.

    I read that using enterprise SSDs (raid 1) instead of a HDD pool + zeus ram would probably be more cost effective (since i have no high performance requirements but want to run sync=always). And that consumer SSDs are not recommended for VM datastore.

    But what alternatives are there with Ebay as the main source? On my lookout list i have,
    - Intel S3710
    - Intel S3500

    Do you guys have any advice on other enterprise SSDs (300 GB+) than these Intel drives with great bang for the bucks?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. T_Minus

    T_Minus Moderator

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    S3610 -- more rare but they pop up.

    Sandisk Ascend

    HGST SAS SSDs are harder to find but awesome part# like HUSML....
     
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  3. legen

    legen Active Member

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    Thanks! Checked on ebay and all those are quite expensive compared to the S3500. I might get two of those drives if i cannot find a better deal on an alternative drive.
     
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    They may be right now ... deals don't hang around that's why they're a deal ;) come and go FAST :) Keep an eye out and you'll find them ALL cheap at some point :) :)
     
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    Micron 500DC! They have almost twice as many iops for 4kb/8kb sync write compared to Intel S3710.
     
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    Thanks for the tips! For now there is a deal here on Mx300 525Gb for 146$.,i might start with two of those and if needed expand with the enterprise ssds when I find a good deal

    Skickat från min ONEPLUS A3003 via Tapatalk
     
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    I assume that you are looking for 300+ GB SSD Enterprise grade.
    400GB Solid State Drive SATA Mix Use MLC 6gbps 2.5in Hotplug Drive, S3610 [$387.64]
    This might be a not bad additional option. At least from a price perspective.
     
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