SSD Drives and Server 2008 R2

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    • #43946

      Thanks to this site, I have been running Server 2008 for some time. It is time to change over to R2. I am looking at a 160GB Intel SSD. Anybody have an SSD running running with their workstation setup?
      Just wondering if there is anything to watch out for, meaning does TRIM work? Or any other things I should consider?

    • #50235

      nope everything is cool with server 2008 r2 and ssd

      just upgrade the fw

    • #60054
      Anonymous

      nope everything is cool with server 2008 r2 and ssd

      just upgrade the fw

    • #50236

      I too am curious. I am using the OCZ Agility and its very fast on a new install of Small Business Server 2008. I modified the Disk Defragmenter to not work on this drive, and did not enable Superfetch, prefetch, or Windows Search. These are disabled by default but some people turn them on for workstations.

      The OCZ Wiper utility does not install on SBS so I am depending on the drive ROM and Windows Server to maintain the drive. As far as I know the optimazations included on Win 7 for SSD drives are not included with Win Server 2008 (yet). Just in case any heavy write applications such as Exchange, Sharepoint, and WWU, and even Outlook were moved to a Raid 1 array. The split drive system seems to work well so far. At least that way if the drive deteriates it will do so more slowly and hopefully Microsoft will include SSD updates to their server products soon.

    • #60055
      Anonymous

      I too am curious. I am using the OCZ Agility and its very fast on a new install of Small Business Server 2008. I modified the Disk Defragmenter to not work on this drive, and did not enable Superfetch, prefetch, or Windows Search. These are disabled by default but some people turn them on for workstations.

      The OCZ Wiper utility does not install on SBS so I am depending on the drive ROM and Windows Server to maintain the drive. As far as I know the optimazations included on Win 7 for SSD drives are not included with Win Server 2008 (yet). Just in case any heavy write applications such as Exchange, Sharepoint, and WWU, and even Outlook were moved to a Raid 1 array. The split drive system seems to work well so far. At least that way if the drive deteriates it will do so more slowly and hopefully Microsoft will include SSD updates to their server products soon.

    • #50237

      i run a raid array of ssds. make sure your drives FW is the latest (your agility will utilize trim and GC just as it would under win7). the server workstation environment is ideal for ssds (benches show a marked improvement, compared to win7).

    • #60056
      Anonymous

      i run a raid array of ssds. make sure your drives FW is the latest (your agility will utilize trim and GC just as it would under win7). the server workstation environment is ideal for ssds (benches show a marked improvement, compared to win7).

    • #50238

      another app that gets problematic is photoshop!

      yes they need to do the SSD problem fixing soon. the limited write cycles thing is the blow to rapid adoption of SSD drives.

    • #60057
      Anonymous

      another app that gets problematic is photoshop!

      yes they need to do the SSD problem fixing soon. the limited write cycles thing is the blow to rapid adoption of SSD drives.

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