EU WTB: Superdom (satadom?)

dreamsin

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It looks like my new Supermicro motherboard suports superdoms and it looks like a perfect boot drive option Supermicro.
I would need one... or possibly two if they can be run in raid, not really sure since I have never used them before.
 

grenskul

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Why? Satadoms are great, you don't lose high performance pcie lanes for a boot device, don't take up two hotswap bays and still benefit from the random io performance of a ssd.
it's literally an mlc sata ssd with less chips to write to. Getting an regular mlc sata ssd would probably last you longer with better speeds.
 

weust

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Maybe first find out what they are used for?
I use them as a boot device for my FreeBSD server. ZFS mirror.
Barely anything gets written to it. Some logging, updates from time to time.
 

dreamsin

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Yeah, I was thinking about using it for a Proxmox host boot drive, so I could have my VM's and Proxmox on different drive.
Maybe it's not worth it :D I'm not sure.
 

weust

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It will be fine for that. It's pretty much what they are made for.
Tricky thing is getting hold of them.
At least in my country it is.

There are other brands with satadom devices, but I think they aren't compatible?
I could be wrong, but I think I read that sometime.