Re: raid10 hard disk choice

From: Joshua D. Drake
Subject: Re: raid10 hard disk choice
Date: ,
Msg-id: 1242921492.16418.2.camel@jd-laptop.pragmaticzealot.org
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In response to: Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Merlin Moncure)
List: pgsql-performance

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raid10 hard disk choice  (Linos, )
 Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Matthew Wakeling, )
  Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Robert Schnabel, )
   Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Scott Marlowe, )
   Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Greg Smith, )
    Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Robert Schnabel, )
     Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Greg Smith, )
      Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Scott Marlowe, )
       Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Greg Smith, )
        Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Robert Schnabel, )
  Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Craig James, )
  Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Robert Haas, )
   Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Scott Marlowe, )
    Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Scott Carey, )
    Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Robert Haas, )
     Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Scott Carey, )
    Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Greg Smith, )
 Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Merlin Moncure, )
  Re: raid10 hard disk choice  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
 Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Linos, )

On Thu, 2009-05-21 at 10:25 -0400, Merlin Moncure wrote:
> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 8:47 AM, Linos <> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >        i have to buy a new server and in the budget i have (small) i have to
> > select one of this two options:
> >
> > -4 sas 146gb 15k rpm raid10.
> > -8 sas 146gb 10k rpm raid10.
> >
> > The server would not be only dedicated to postgresql but to be a file
> > server, the rest of options like plenty of ram and battery backed cache raid
> > card are done but this two different hard disk configuration have the same
> > price and i am not sure what it is better.
> >
> > If the best option it is different for postgresql that for a file server i
> > would like to know too, thanks.
>
> I would say go with the 10k drives.  more space, flexibility (you can
> dedicate a volume to WAL), and more total performance on paper.  I
> would also, if you can afford it and they fit, get two small sata
> drives, mount raid 1 and put the o/s on those.

+1 on that.

Joshua D. Drake


>
> merlin
>
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