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  1. #1
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    Which configuration for VPS dedicated server?

    I'm going to be renting a dedicated server that will be used to host VPS.

    Which configuration will be better?

    Dual L5639
    4x 1 TB HDD RAID 10

    or

    Dual L5639
    1x 960 GB SSD

    These won't be used for anything critical, just to run some scripts. So performance is important and redundancy is not.

    Which would you recommend?

  2. #2
    The SSD will give you faster I/O and can lead to a huge performance jump.
    If you dont need more than 960 GB I would take the 960 GB Drive.

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    1 drive is risky, if it fails then all your data is gone, as long as this doesn't matter to you and you can live with around 1TB less, then go with SSD.
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    SSD is the way to go if you don't care about the data. Although RAID10 is always nice. If you don't care about I/O, go with RAID10.
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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    About the activity on the VPS - they will be used mainly for running scripts. These scripts can easily be resumed should the harddrive fail, nothing will be lost except for the time it takes to set them up.

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    I recommend RAID-10, all data is secured and the speed is nearly the same as on SSDs.

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    Well in that case definitely go with the SSD. It will handle all sorts of IO you throw at it and be much faster.
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  8. #8
    Adevictus,

    RAID 10 4 x 1TB would be your best bet unless your doing a ton of random I/O if your just running some scripts in most cases you will be fine. However, if your comfortable with the downtime in the event of a single drive failure single drive should work.

    Another option for you depending on what your actual storage needs are would be go with 1 x SSD with 1 x 1TB SATA and use that for backup storage of the vps. This way you can have the best of both worlds for a low cost. Running OpenVZ if your running linux you can backup the containers on whatever basis you want then if you have primary drive failure you can just restore them to the newly replaced SSD.
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