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YUJOBIKA
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Fastest Disk/Hard Drive for Internal Proxy, need advice.

Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:54 am

Hi,

I am using ROS v5.0rc5 on X86, motherboard Intel S3200SH, Xeon Dual Core 3Ghz, 2GB RAM.
Using 1GB USB Flash Disk for OS. This router will serves arround 2000 PC clients (behind 175 NAT).

I want to add 1 store for web proxy.
What is the FASTEST Disk/Hard Drive for Mikrotik Internal Proxy ?

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Re: Fastest Disk/Hard Drive for Internal Proxy, need advice.

Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:07 am

:D

FusionIO SSD. :):) kidding.

The fastest sata drives are ssd's (crucial, ocz, intel). Look for SLC based drives, MLC ones have lower life expectacy. Try to get 6 of them and strip them (raid 0).

If you cannot use ssd's, of find them expensive, you could add an sas raid card to the server ( i recommend areca), get some new seagate 15k.7 drives (200mbbyes/sec on sequantial read) and short stroke & strip them toghether.

All that if routeros can work with the way the raid card presents the array.
If routeros cannot see thoose arrays then 1 slc based ssd if your best option.


For more ssd info, you can read anandtech's articles.

good luck & good business!
 
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Re: Fastest Disk/Hard Drive for Internal Proxy, need advice.

Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:32 am

SSD is my choice so far.
But are u sure ROS support for SSD ?
Because I had read somewhere in forum, ROS did not support SSD.
 
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Re: Fastest Disk/Hard Drive for Internal Proxy, need advice.

Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:39 am

Most likely RouterOS doens't support trim, but there are drives now that have garbage collection and dont need trim support.

can't remember if slc drives need 'defrag' or not.
 
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Re: Fastest Disk/Hard Drive for Internal Proxy, need advice.

Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:22 pm

The built in proxy is a poor fit for that many users. You're trying to haul 18 tons with a sedan. Get a dedicated proxy server.
 
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Re: Fastest Disk/Hard Drive for Internal Proxy, need advice.

Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:30 pm

I dunno why people use caching proxys anymore... I used one like 7-8 years ago when I worked for a small ISP. We ended up dropping it because the bandwidth savings just werent there anymore. Just way too much dynamic content.

But. SSD. It should be compatible. Its just a SATA drive.
 
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Re: Fastest Disk/Hard Drive for Internal Proxy, need advice.

Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:13 pm

can't remember if slc drives need 'defrag' or not.
Do not defragment SSD drives. With wear-leveling, even if it presents itself as defragmented, it won't really be. In any case, with an effective seek time of 0, defragmenting doesn't buy you anything, except a new ssd sooner than you would have otherwise (which, depending on your usage patterns, may still be beyond the lifetime you need anyway).
 
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Re: Fastest Disk/Hard Drive for Internal Proxy, need advice.

Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:54 am

I would be upgrading to SAS 12Gbps SSD from SAS 6Gbps on one of my server installations, are there refurbished SAS solid state drives available, currently looking at these SSDs but looking to explore more for price comparisons.

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