Server Upgrade

Mick West

Administrator
Staff member
I've just migrated the site from a server with regular old-fashioned spinning disks to one with solid-state drives, which should make everything a lot quicker.

There is a small potential for problems, as I also had to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit, so let me know if something is skew-wiff.
 

Soulfly

Banned
Banned
After I got my SDD, it took me at least a week to remember I don't need to walk away and do something else while my computer boots up in the morning.
 

WeedWhacker

Senior Member
THIS could be why I've had a few (occasional) "502 Server Error" messages lately.

Whew!!! I am relived, thought it might have been my DSL. ( ;) )
 

Mick West

Administrator
Staff member
New server seems to be working great. About twice as fast. Hurrah for Linode (it was a free upgrade)
 

David Coulter

Senior Member.
Just curious what SSD you installed. I recently got a Crucial 960Gb and it is amazing. It was less than 10 years ago when I was amazed to be carrying a terabyte in my backpack (4x250Gb external drives and probably 10-12 lbs), now I can carry a terabyte in my shirt pocket!
 

Mick West

Administrator
Staff member
Just curious what SSD you installed. I recently got a Crucial 960Gb and it is amazing. It was less than 10 years ago when I was amazed to be carrying a terabyte in my backpack (4x250Gb external drives and probably 10-12 lbs), now I can carry a terabyte in my shirt pocket!
I didn't install it, it's in the server, which is a Linode cloud server, and they don't specify, but sound spendy:
https://blog.linode.com/2014/04/17/linode-cloud-ssds-double-ram-much-more/
Possibly something like the Intel SSD DC
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/intel_announces_s3500_series_solid_state_drives_data_centers

Here's some of the effect the upgrade has had, site traffic is about the same over this graph.


It also makes the site seem vastly more responsive.

I did install an SSD in my Mac about six months ago, SanDisk extreme 480GB. Works fine, but I don't really stress it.
 
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