SSD drives






SSD drives


For $9.99AUD ex. GST/month, boost your storage performance by 500*!


*number of input/output operations per second (IOPS) on a HDD: up to 100 IOPS. On an SSD DC S3K: up to 75,000 IOPS for reads.

Up to 500 times
faster*




SSDs are definitely the future of storage: they're getting more affordable and offer more storage space than ever before. The lastest generation of SSDs designed for datacentres are now just as reliable as mechanical HDDs, but offer up to 500 times more performance.







Better performance




HDD

HGST Ultrastar 7.2 kRPM 4 TB

SSD

Intel DC3500 800 GB





IOPS







Sequential bandwidth (Mb/s)






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Random Latency (ms)












Performance consistency and service quality



It is equally important for servers to have consistent performance as it is for them to have maximum performance. Performance consistency is one of the things that sets apart the SSD datacentre models - like those chosen by OVH - from the consumer SSDs.

Datacentre SSDs scale well in RAID configurations.



Reliability



SSDs are physically as reliable as the top-end mechanical disks, with a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 2 million hours. The issue with SSDs concerns their durability, as memory cells only support a limited number of write cycles. But don't panic! SSD controllers check that the data is intact after every write. If it isn't, the data is blocked off and written elsewhere.

This process could potentially reduce the available space and reduce performance, but again the datacentre SSDs have capacitors to guarantee higher availability than that which is offered by the consumer models.

Lastly, Intel datacentre SSDs contain Power Loss Imminent (PLI) technology. These SSDs contain capacitors which, in the event of failure, continue to power the electrical circuits to complete any write cycles in progress and to prevent any data corruption.

- MTBF of 2 million hours

- Protection against memory corruption

- Power Loss Imminent Technology




Mean time between failures (MTBF)






Hybrid configurations and available options



Even though the cost of SSD storage space is getting lower, mechanical disks are still much cheaper. To give you the best of both worlds, OVH also offers hybrid servers: 2 SSDs for performance needs (database, frequently read data, etc.) and 2 HDDs for sufficient storage space (backups, logs, etc.).

Options available on OVH Dedicated Servers:



Options ENTERPRISE HOSTING INFRASTRUCTURE
3 x 300 GB SSD $19.99AUD ex. GST/month $19.99AUD ex. GST/month $9.99AUD ex. GST/month
4 x 800 GB SSD (MegaRAID) $189.99AUD ex. GST/month $189.99AUD ex. GST/month $174AUD ex. GST/month
2 x 2 TB + 2 x 300 GB SSD $24.99AUD ex. GST/month - -
2 x 2 TB + 2x 300 GB SSD (MegaRAID) $69.99AUD ex. GST/month - -
2 x 2 TB + 2 x 300 GB SSD - $24.99AUD ex. GST/month -
2 x 2 TB + 2 x 300 GB SSD - $69.99AUD ex. GST/month -
2 x 4 TB + 2 x 480 GB SSD - - $49.99AUD ex. GST/month
2 x 4 TB + 2 x 480 GB SSD (MegaRAID) - - $99.99AUD ex. GST/month
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Options Bespoke servers (mini HG/HG/Big HG)
To buy
(installation fees)
OR Price per month
(monthly fees)
300 GB SSD $224.99AUD ex. GST /disk
$19.99AUD ex. GST/month /disk
480 GB SSD $409AUD ex. GST /disk
$34.99AUD ex. GST/month /disk
800 GB SSD $554AUD ex. GST /disk
$49.99AUD ex. GST/month /disk
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Technologies and features



While classic hard drives are made of magnetic bands and steered by a mechanical arm, solid-state drives (SSDs) are only made of flash memory chips, which speed up the drives significantly.


Detailed spec. of drives available in the OVH Dedicated Server ranges:



Storage capacity (GB) Bandwidth (MB/s) Operations per second
(IOPS - 4 KB Blocks)
Latency (µs)
Reading Write Reading Write Reading Write
300 GB Up to 500 MB/s Up to 315 MB/s Up to 75,000 IOPS Up to 9,000 IOPS 50 µs 50 µs
480 GB Up to 500 MB/s Up to 410 MB/s Up to 75,000 IOPS Up to 11,000 IOPS 50 µs 65 µs
800 GB Up to 500 MB/s Up to 450 MB/s Up to 75,000 IOPS Up to 11,500 IOPS 50 µs 65 µs