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SSDs, also known as Solid State Disks, are a special type of disk drive that uses memory chips to store data instead of a spinning drive platter. It is a high performance version of the type of memory used to store music and data on smartphones, designed to be accessed at super fast speeds. As the prices of this memory have dropped steadily, this kind of drive has become dramatically more popular due to it's high performance and durability.
The biggest benefit of SSDs for dedicated servers is they offer excellent random i/o performance. This means that if you need to load a large number of small files that are scattered all across the disk, you can do so massively faster than regular hard drives. This happens to be the exact kind of usage pattern that you can expect in a server environment. Whether you're loading websites with Apache, or storing data in databases with Mysql or Postgresql, an SSD can provide a huge performance boost for your website. This can allow your website to handle far more visitors without slowing down than it would be able to with a standard sata or sas hard drive.
SSDs can do this because they use memory chips instead of spinning disks. This allows them to operate without using low performance physically moving read / write heads. It's like the difference between skipping tracks on an mp3 player compared to a record player. Whereas a regular hard drive can perform approximately 100 file operations per second, Solid State Drives can perform thousands or even tens of thousands of these operations every second.
For server usage where you commonly retrieve a large number of small files for a large number of simultaneously connected users, this can give you a massive performance boost. This speed boost is most noticeable for Mysql and other database servers, which constantly have to read and write small bits of data all over the drive. In addition, some game servers like minecraft will write to the disk constantly, and require an SSD in order to maintain adequate performance.
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IOFlood is a particularly good choice for hosting your SSD dedicated server. Some of the benefits of hosting your server with IOFlood are:
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