Should I get HDD (SAS) or SSD for site, forums and possibly gaming servers?

  • I currently have a RS 4000 G8SE with 140GB SSD.


    My question if I should switch from SSD to SAS and I'd like to know some people who have experience in this department.


    I currently use the server for multiple forums and websites, IRC bouncer, Discord bots. What do you guys use from SSD and for SAS? And why? Should I switch to SAS instead?


    Only reason why I'm considering it because with SAS I'd be almost getting 1TB, rather than 140GB SSD.


    Regards,

    Skyrider

  • Only reason why I'm considering it because with SAS I'd be almost getting 1TB, rather than 140GB SSD.

    Hmm - in this position you should wait for the G9 RS, which will come in the next weeks or months. Just my suggestion, because the G9 RS will probably have much more ssd storage as the G8 RS. ;)

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  • G9 RS? I can't find any information regarding that. And will it be at the same costs as the current RS 4000 G8?

    They're not released yet. We don't know the specifications or prices, but I won't expect better prices:

    Da die Preise auf dem Markt für Hardware aufgrund von Corona stark steigen, werden die Root-Server etwas mehr kosten als die aktuelle Generation. Bitte habt hier keine falschen Erwartungen. Es lohnt sich nach wie vor G8SE bei den Root-Servern zu kaufen, wenn nicht große SSDs gewünscht werden.

  • G9 RS? I can't find any information regarding that.

    Yeah, its just written down at the german news page (at the bottom of the article, you may use deepl or something)... :pinch:

    Patience... ^^


    And will it be at the same costs as the current RS 4000 G8?

    I dont know... I am as curious about the 9th generation as you are. ;)

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    Wer im Netz Anstand und Respekt verliert, der ist auch im realen Leben für nichts zu gebrauchen! ;)

  • Only reason why I'm considering it because with SAS I'd be almost getting 1TB, rather than 140GB SSD.


    It just depends on your needs. If you don't need 1TB of storage I would always choose SSD. Mainly because the system feels way more responsive and faster IMO.

    In case you actually need the storage, sure, switch to SAS. I guess your sites aren't big enough that some databases absolutely have to sit on an SSD.

  • It just depends on your needs. If you don't need 1TB of storage I would always choose SSD. Mainly because the system feels way more responsive and faster IMO.

    In case you actually need the storage, sure, switch to SAS. I guess your sites aren't big enough that some databases absolutely have to sit on an SSD.

    What do you define as not big enough? 10+GB or below?, I currently do have space left. But I feel it's always nice to have more.

  • What do you define as not big enough? 10+GB or below?, I currently do have space left. But I feel it's always nice to have more.


    I meant it as in number of visitors. If you have hundreds of thousand of visitors a day, a database on SAS might struggle respectively it takes longer to serve the content. At the same time it's all user specific, so I can't generalise it too much.


    What kind of gameservers are you running? For example Minecraft can really profit from SSDs, as far as I know, since the world and corresponding file expand quite fast when multiple people are exploring.