In a server like the new Intel 5520's, would a average shared hosting user notice a difference between a 15k vs 10k drives?
Since it would be a cPanel server, not specifically for MySQL, would it an advantage to have the SAS drives in comparison to SATA II? And if the SAS gives a huge advantage over SATA, does the 10K and 15K have much noticeable differences in performance? What is worth the money?
Just looking for opinions on what the experts think?
I always recommend going with the higher RPM drives. Never know when you need it. Key is getting a good deal on the system, if you can package it in with your vendor and get a % discount then it works out pretty well.
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Hello. 15k RPM HDDs do have a noticeable difference compared to the 10ks in my opinion. Although if your using the server for simple static pages , or simple websites it may not be worth the extra money.