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want to ask clients from ovh especially what your iospeed is

while i dont run raid because i need as much space as possible im not sure the result i received is deemd normal. doesnt mechanical hdd io speed offer more speed than what i have

I/O (1st run)    : 144 MB/s
I/O (2nd run)    : 129 MB/s
I/O (3rd run)    : 144 MB/s
Average I/O    : 139 MB/s

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~140MB/s is a pretty standard average sequential rate for a single enterprise grade 7200RPM drive. Even a higher end enterprise grade 15K drive isn't likely to get you much more than 220MB/s.

I think you're asking the wrong question though. Sequential read/write speeds don't really matter that much. In a server environment, things are much more random. Specifically, you're going to be performing more random reads and writes than anything sequential. Things such as latency and seek time are generally much more important.

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ovh servers does not come with hardware customization, ur hardware are fixed. anyway im not conrcened with random write/read because of the medium traffic my site is attracting. My server handles that just fine but i was concerned the low sequential read and write speed could be a sign of a dying hdd? 

my second hdd output is 210 mB/s


my site loads 2.7 seconds with the youtube playlist plugin installed. without it, it loads 1.9 seconds and thats with 210 members currently logged in on my forum while they are downloading large files from my server

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Using HD Parm on 3 dedi servers of mine, 2 SSD and one HDD:

Timing Buffered disk reads:

Server 1 (Samsung 850 Pro SSD): 1582 MB in 3.00 seconds = 527.21 MB/sec
Server 2 (HDD): 526 MB in 3.01 seconds = 174.99 MB/sec
Server 3 (Unknown SSD): 704 MB in 3.00 seconds = 234.40 MB/sec

Timing Cached reads: 

Server 1 (Samsung 850 Pro SSD): 11440 MB in 2.00 seconds = 5725.43 MB/sec
Server 2 (HDD): 7958 MB in 2.00 seconds = 3980.37 MB/sec
Server 3 (Unknown SSD): 3476 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1738.76 MB/sec

Timing O_DIRECT disk reads:

Server 1 (Samsung 850 Pro SSD): 1556 MB in 3.00 seconds = 518.22 MB/sec
Server 2 (HDD): 492 MB in 3.01 seconds = 163.49 MB/sec
Server 3 (Unknown SSD):756 MB in 3.00 seconds = 251.71 MB/sec


I agree that a good SSD disk on a server is a must if you need speed.


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