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    How to tell if truly on SSD hard drive?

    Hi all,

    Today I come forward with this question that has been bothering me for days now.

    Is there anyway possible to tell if a account or vps or server I have purchased is on SSD drives? For example with a shared hosting account is there any way possible of telling?

    Thanks , have a wonderful night.

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    I want to know that as well. Really good question!

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    Indeed other than going by loading times and site speeds there probably is some way at least I home there is.

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    Do a benchmark and check the speed?

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SSD_Benchmarking

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    Quote Originally Posted by xStoryTeller View Post
    Do a benchmark and check the speed?

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SSD_Benchmarking

    On shared hosting you'd be unable to run that. Also solid state cached systems depending on workload and size of cache can get comparable results.
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    I know on reseller accounts you should be able to see drive information inside WHM. As for shared, I'm still not sure

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    I have to ask - if you don't trust your host when they tell you that you're on SSD storage or SSD accelerated/cached storage - why do you trust your host at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    I have to ask - if you don't trust your host when they tell you that you're on SSD storage or SSD accelerated/cached storage - why do you trust your host at all?
    It doesn't hurt to double check... or will it ?

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    Maybe this? (I haven't tried it)

    http://linfo.sourceforge.net/

    "Linfo is a PHP application that displays the hardware and realtime health of your rig."
    Last edited by Techno; 01-25-2014 at 02:44 AM.

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    You can use this PHP script to see the Hardware.

    Only issue is the Host could block the PHP Commands used to gather the Information.

    http://rk4an.github.io/phpsysinfo/

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxuryServers View Post
    Is there anyway possible to tell if a account or vps or server I have purchased is on SSD drives? For example with a shared hosting account is there any way possible of telling?
    Checking up on a dedicated server is easy enough with hdparm.

    Code:
    hdparm -I /dev/sda
    On shared hosting it's possible to get a look at hardware specifics using php (as mentioned above) depending on server settings.

    VPS is a different animal, you have no access to the node. Speed testing is all that is really available. It should be easy to spot the difference between SSD and SATA HDD, the differences between SSD and SAS HDD will be harder to spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClamHost View Post
    You can use this PHP script to see the Hardware.

    Only issue is the Host could block the PHP Commands used to gather the Information.

    http://rk4an.github.io/phpsysinfo/
    I don't think you can get that information with PHP.
    Which builtin function is it using?

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