I was looking at servers for running vps's on and I came across nearline sas drives with the storage capacity of sata drives and supposedly the performance of sas drives. How well would this go in a vps server?
Were you looking to build yourself a server to host VPS' on?
I did a little research about these. What i've gathered from it is that they are basically SAS HDD's with the capacity of SATA, and they run at 10k RPM. Which makes it seem a bit similar to the WD VelociRaptors. Except the near line SAS hdds have a real SAS interface.
Usually a server to hold VPS' would have something similar to a RAID10 configuration with SATA/SAS HDD's. It really depends on how many VPS' you plan on having on the same server. And as well as HDD's you'd need a good enough CPU to back it up.
From what i've read, it seems that these would perform better than SATA, and not at much more of a cost. But the SAS 15k rpm's would still beat these any day.
How many VPS' were you planning on running on the one server?