New server - solid state drive or regular disk drive?

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khdilger
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New server - solid state drive or regular disk drive?

Post by khdilger » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:45 am

The computer my server runs on is approaching 6 years old. I was considering replacing it and moving that PC to a simple client desktop. Should I go with a Solid state hard drive or a standard? The last computer was a Dell optiplex with sufficient CPU and ram speed. The new one will have sufficient stats as well just need to decide on the hard drive.

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Re: New server - solid state drive or regular disk drive?

Post by dcrider » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:04 am

If you can get an SSD, always go SSD.

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Re: New server - solid state drive or regular disk drive?

Post by wjstarck » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:49 pm

SSD no question.

The early iterations had some issues but those are long gone.
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Bill Starck, DDS
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Developer, EASy(Electronic Anesthesia System) for Open Dental
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Re: New server - solid state drive or regular disk drive?

Post by jordansparks » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:55 pm

An SSD on the server will make Open Dental run noticeably faster because it won't have to wait as long for data coming from the database.
Jordan Sparks, DMD
http://www.opendental.com

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