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Questions About SSDs

I’m considering running a database on DigitalOcean, but I’ve never used SSDs before and I’m concerned about reliability, so two quick questions:

  1. You’ve said elsewhere that the SSDs have a RAID setup - is this RAID 10 or another configuration?
  2. What’s the model of the SSDs? I’m interested in looking up any information I can find on their failure rates/modes, as well as whether they include a capacitor or other battery-backup system, to ensure that recently-written data is protected in the event of a power loss.

Thank you!


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We run hardware RAID and have a mix of different RAID configurations and harddrives because we are always reviewing system performance to ensure stability across the cloud. <br> <br>Regardless of which provider you go with if you are running a DB you should always have backups, not just of your server but depending on the sensitivity of your data you may want to look into creating a slave DB that replicates live from the master as another backup measure.

1.I believe its RAID 5 not 10. <br>2.I can’t help you with that.