Super Talent 2.5 inch 8GB Value SSD SATA2 Solid State Drive

  • Super Talent 2.5 inch 8GB Value SSD SATA2 Solid State Drive

    1. Has anyone used these drives to install pfSense?
    2. 8gigabytes is that enough?

    Thank you…

    Please reply because I plan to purchase it ASAP sine my atom mobo came in and I need a storage.

    1. Search the forum ;)  You'll find at least one recent thread on SSDs.

    2. Enough for what?  It should be, but it depends on what packages you're planning on using.

  • Well basically I don't want to be limited from my Disk space.. if I wanted to run a bunch of packages will it not be good? B/C I already purchased it. =(

    If I am really limited by the 8gig SSD I'll exchange it for a 500 WD green HDD.

    and feed back? I've been looking at forums but all I see is squid is maxing their HDDs.

  • I see at least 2 other SSD threads where people have installed pfSense on an SSD.

    For just packages 8 GB should be quite sufficient.  If you're running Squid then it may not be big enough if you want a large cache.

  • thank you. So my next question what is a good amount of gigs for a squid server?

  • With running a squid server it really depends on how larger of a network and the size of you wan connection. If it's a smaller network supporting less than 50 users 8gb should be more than enough. If it's large then it depends on how much you want to actually cache locally, 7.5gb+- is still a fair amount of data that can be cached but the question is then is it enough which it really depends on how large of a scale your thinking off.

  • oh currently its for 5-10 users on 35Mbps down and up.

  • Should be plenty.

  • great!… last question, since squid depends on hard drive space, does written and reading play a factor to performance or its the doesn't matter?

  • If your web user reads pages out of the cache then the speed at which they can read that data may be limited by the disk read speed or it may be limited by the available network bandwidth between them and the system holding the cache.
    For example, your disk might be capable of reading at 100MBps (800Mbps) and you may have a 100Mbps link between the user and the cache. That configuration is limited by the network. In practice, I expect that for a small number of users no-one is likely to notice.

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