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Usability of solid state drives after long term storage without without power

So, I was recently hired on to a company that has shipped out several 24/7 always on servers.. With solid state drives. I understand that SSD longevity has been improved upon, however to my knowledge ...
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Super slow SDD write speeds with RAID 1

I have a very new computer system, configured in RAID 1, but was surprised that the write speeds were extremely slow! Here is a snapshot of my computer setup: Motherboard: Asus Z9PE-D8 WS ...
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Installing Fedora 19: only shows one SSD of two

I'm trying to install Fedora 19 on two SSDs (Software RAID 1 if possible). These SSDs were used in another computer before. I deleted the MBR record and the partition table with dd if=/dev/zero ...
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RAID 1 with ThinkPad T530

A friend of mine has a T530 (I think he bought it last year) and I checked the spec it seems to support RAID 1 (mirroring). He currently has one hard disk running and is considering RAID 1 and is also ...
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SSD lifetime in software RAID 1 [closed]

We're looking at use two SSD in a software RAID 1 raid on CentOS. We have tested performances and it is the same as a SSD alone. But we fear that because of mdadm, lifetime of the SSD will shorten. ...
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Is TRIM disabled even with Windows Soft RAID 1 (Windows Dynamic Disks)

I am looking to build a Windows 2008 Server and wanted to use a RAID SSD array, either via SATAIII or PCIe. Everything I've seen that RAID does not allow TRIM commands to be passed to the SSD, ...
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Raid-0 (2xSSD) + Raid-1 (1xHDD) possible?

Is it possible to have the following setup? 2 x SSD (2x128gb) in RAID-0 (for performance) + 1 x HDD (1x500gb but using 128gb) in RAID-1 (for redudancy) If so, does the HDD mirror give a decrease ...
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Juggling HDDs and SSDs between home server and laptop

I just built a home server a few months ago with four 2tb drives for storage of media. It was booting from a 120gb Vertex3 SSD. That drive failed, now I'm realizing I don't need a SSD for the boot ...
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Can I mix a 15K drive with a SSD drive in a hardware RAID1?

I've got a hardware RAID1 of two Hitachi 15K drives here, forming the array with an Adaptec controller. Let's assume one disk dies and I'd like adopt SSDs. I would then replace the dead drive with a ...
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SSD in RAID 1 Questions

I want use SSD drives in RAID 1 setup. Although performance is important, reliability comes first, so I'm going with Intel drives (either the 320 or 510 series). This will be installed in a Dell ...
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combining SSD and hard disk in software RAID1?

Does it make sense to build a Linux software RAID-1 (mirroring) using an SSD and a normal hard disk? I want to combine the advantages of SSD (fast transfer rates, fast access times) with the ...
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What advantages and disadvantages have Hybrid SSD/HDD RAIDs

I just read about Hybrid RAID arrays consisting of SSDs and common HDDs which are supported by Adaptec's RAID controllers. Does such a RAID configuration provide real advantage? Isn't write ...