Two PCIe SSDs (3.2TB & 1.6TB)

TubaMT

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Finally plugged my F320 in and similar to you guys getting great speeds with the stock firmware it came with. Will upgrade the firmware when I get the chance. It runs in the high 30's and low 40's for me but I do have a lot of ventilation in the case. It had low hours and writes as well:

1703 hours (71 days)
100% Health
45 TB Lifetime Writes
 
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cooldude919

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Got the 1.6tb going today, super low read/write, but a lot of power on hours, ~5 years it looks like.

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Bradford

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I'm sad I missed this. Is this a good OS drive? I see that another drive I'm considering (iodrive2) is so old it's not good for booting.
 
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I'm sad I missed this. Is this a good OS drive? I see that another drive I'm considering (iodrive2) is so old it's not good for booting.
It should work fine as a boot drive if the board supports booting from nvme devices(most that are about 2016 and newer will(and some older boards with bios updates/mods)
 
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gb00s

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I'm sad I missed this. Is this a good OS drive? I see that another drive I'm considering (iodrive2) is so old it's not good for booting.
Why would you want to use an ioDrive2 as a boot drive? Can you explain, please. Thanks in advance.
It should work fine as a boot drive if the board supports booting from NVMe devices (most that are about 2016 and newer will(and some older boards with bios updates/mods)
I used Clover-EFI in the past to boot NVMe drives even with motherboards not supporting booting from these drives. Just worked.
 

thigobr

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I am using the F320 as a boot drive on my Ryzen/Asrock Rack server and it works fine. UEFI recognizes it as a boot drive without any issues.
 

Bradford

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Why would you want to use an ioDrive2 as a boot drive? Can you explain, please. Thanks in advance.

I used Clover-EFI in the past to boot NVMe drives even with motherboards not supporting booting from these drives. Just worked.
I'm pretty ignorant about pcie enterprise ssds, but high endurance, high speed, cheap. Why wouldn't I want to boot from it?
 

IamSpartacus

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I'm pretty ignorant about pcie enterprise ssds, but high endurance, high speed, cheap. Why wouldn't I want to boot from it?
There's nothing wrong with booting from it. It's just that many people use smaller/slower/cheaper drives as boot drives since speed/performance is not really important for server boot/OS drives . You'd then use the faster enterprise drives for their actual storage workloads. If you are going to use just one drive for all your storage then you're fine to boot from it.
 
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