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    SSD VPS

    Greetings,

    I am searching for a VPS with the following specs:

    5-10GB of SSD space (raid?)
    Bandwidth doesn't matter, whatever is reasonable.
    256MB-512MB of RAM
    unmanaged
    no control panel
    preferably xen
    us based
    preferably on a gigabit port, otherwise 100mbit

    My budget is under $25/month, hopefully under $20, and under $15 would be amazing. This is for a personal project, and perhaps email/small personal blog.

    Cheers

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    Quickweb will do the trick if they have some in stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaAnime View Post
    Quickweb will do the trick if they have some in stock

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    I actually checked the quickweb site, but on the order screen in whmcs, I see no SSD vps available to order.

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    Well, Roel will step in soon and fill you in on if they have them

    I know at one point they did offer them.

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    Yeah, ignore me
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    Quote Originally Posted by dyna! View Post
    5-10 GB of SSD space, probably asking too much for your desired price, especially anything that's not the $25/month (especially if you're serious about the RAID part).
    Perhaps, but I wasn't really serious about the RAID part, I don't even know any providers who offers SSD vps except quickweb. I would think $25 would be reasonable enough... ?

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    I know that ioflood.com offers SSDs as an option - not sure if they offer them on the primary partition though. Best to ask them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach Nelson View Post
    I actually checked the quickweb site, but on the order screen in whmcs, I see no SSD vps available to order.
    Hi Zach, i think we have few stocks left. Feel free me directly if you have questions.

    Thanks guys for mentioning us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orien View Post
    I know that ioflood.com offers SSDs as an option - not sure if they offer them on the primary partition though. Best to ask them.
    I'll check them out! thanks

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    Also, QW I sent you a PM

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    Just wanted to update, I have added some additional providers to my list.

    Originally I really wanted SSD, but it simply is not mainstream or economical yet, so I've decided to allow the traditional disk hard drive as well. Still looking for suggestions however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach Nelson View Post
    SSD space (raid?)
    SSD's in RAID tend to have very short life expectancies - are you sure th VPS meas so little to you that you'd risk it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by othellotech View Post
    SSD's in RAID tend to have very short life expectancies - are you sure th VPS meas so little to you that you'd risk it ?
    Uh... proof?

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    Do you have any preference location? QuickWeb and KnownHost are 2 reputable providers I've seen around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDAnswer View Post
    Do you have any preference location? QuickWeb and KnownHost are 2 reputable providers I've seen around here.
    Just the US.

    I've looked at knownhost, but they are managed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach Nelson View Post
    Uh... proof?
    Hey Zach, I think he means that SSDs, like flash memory, has a limited number of erase/write cycles. Once the drive reaches that point, no more data can be written on it.

    I'm not positive on how that affects usage in a server environment, but for normal home use, the number of erase/write is high enough such that the drive will long be outdated before that happens.

    As for what you're looking for, I'd highly recommend Linode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedFactor View Post
    Hey Zach, I think he means that SSDs, like flash memory, has a limited number of erase/write cycles. Once the drive reaches that point, no more data can be written on it.

    I'm not positive on how that affects usage in a server environment, but for normal home use, the number of erase/write is high enough such that the drive will long be outdated before that happens.

    As for what you're looking for, I'd highly recommend Linode.
    Thanks for the suggestion, they're definitely on my list. Great guys over at linode. I even hopped in the IRC to ask a question or two.

    As far as the SSD, I'm pretty sure I know what he means. I was under the impression SSDs these days with SF-1200 or 1500 chipsets took care of the garbage collection without the need of TRIM/OS support. (which should, in theory, remove the issue with degradation) Atleast, thats what OCZ tech support told me, as I have a vertex 2 in my laptop here. However, now that I think about it, the physical memory probably will still get run down after a while in a typical server environment, unless there are enterprise SSDs (intel?)

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