RAMDisk/SSD/HDD solutions for endurance when Servicing Windows Images

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  1. Mr.X

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    #1 Mr.X, Jan 20, 2017
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    To integrate updates, append indexes, export, vm tests, etc. Many servicing options we have available consume HDDs, they don't last for too long, damn!

    Which RAMDisk/SSD/HDD method/solution for endurance do you recommend?

    Current setup
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
    RAM: 12 GB


    What do I mean for servicing?
    Every month:
    1. Windows 7 AIO
    2. Windows 8.1 AIO
    3. Windows 10 AIO
    4. Office 2010/2013/2016 AIO
     
  2. Joe C

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    SSD drives are supposed to be the best currently (imho)
     
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  3. Mr.X

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    Seriously?
    These sort of tasks require or demand tons of writes and reads.
     
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  5. Mr.X

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    An acquaintance gave me WD10PURX 1.0TB (purple ones), do you think it can handle heavy duty?
     
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    #7 wazzock, Jan 20, 2017
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    WD Purple Surveillance Storage is built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition surveillance security systems,

    should do the trick for you :)

    you are welcome :)
     
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  8. wazzock

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    i bought with serious ntlite work and audio and video in mind. one for os, one for project drive.

    os drive holds the mount folder, project drive the source. :)
     
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  9. Joe C

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    #9 Joe C, Jan 20, 2017
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    How much do you expect your drive to write each day?
    The Samsung 512 gb Pro SSD is designed to write 80gb per day, up to 300 TBW or 10 yrs (warranty)
    300 TBW= 300,000 gb written before you exceed your warranty status
    That will probably last as long if not longer than a platter drive.
    The question you need to ask is how much space do you need?
     
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  10. Mr.X

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    I'm asking for those that can last a bit or much longer, 1 TB is fine.
     
  11. wazzock

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    depending what i am doing, up to 80gb a day between the 2 drives. ive got all 3 hdd's behind a 110cfm 12cm scythe fan, and im getting good temps on them. get air flowing over yours and it will help :)
     
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  12. Mr.X

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    Bro, when I plug in my HDDs ready to servicing images I put cold water w/ice in a plastic pan to cool the thing down lol
    Even so my drives doesn't last long enough as I wish they could.

    FWIW, I am a poor guy, financially speaking, and have to do some ludicrous remedies to workaround issues.
     
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    im getting 17 and 18c on the 2 2.5" drives and 20c on the 3.5". when i occasionally have to pop the side panel off, all drives are cool to the touch :cool:
     
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  14. Mr.X

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    Bro I live down here in Mexico, at this very moment we are at 28 degrees Celsius :D
    Can't figure out why this damn warm/hot weather
     
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    about a year ive had the 2.5s, with a heavy workload, if i get 3 years, im happy. if i had bought a sammy 250gb ssd and killed the bugger, thats 90quid down the bog and hard to find. if you kill an ssd quick, can you afford to replace it?
     
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  16. Mr.X

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    Mute mute and mute lol
     
  17. wazzock

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    mehico is a hotter country than the uk. if possible, place pc near a window thats in the shade, air will be cooler, if you can rig a custom air inlet from an open window to pc, it'll help.
     
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  18. Flipp3r

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    Just get a 256gb 2.5" ssd for your servicing. That will out last any hdd, be quicker, & probably out last your pc...
     
  19. Mr.X

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    Ah! This is a good answer especially coming from you Flipp3r, no offence to others who have replied. Turns out Flipp3r is a technician/IT or sort of Jack of All Trades :biggrin:

    So he has first hand experience on such task like servicing Windows images and the like. You know servicing images requires lots, TONS of read/writes over a HDD/SSD.

    My HDDs I've been using all these years won't out last that much. o_O
     
  20. Joe C

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    #20 Joe C, Jan 21, 2017
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    Remind me not to offer you any replies for help in the future
     
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