1. gpw928

    Other Metrics for SSD and USB storage

    In his latest Valuable News – 2024/05/27 post, vermaden identifies the Solid-State Drive Tester web site. It dosuments metrics for a wide range of SSD, and USB storage devices. Definitely worth bookmarking.
  2. SoBe

    ZFS RESOLVED: USB based Swap

    Is there a way to configure a usb based swap and plug it into my pfSense system and edit the folder pointing to /etc/fstab for the usb swap and use that? I have a 128GB ssd but the software didn’t configure a swap. My compex WiFi card is crashing and going into system panic when it runs full...
  3. apprentice

    UFS How to correctly align the SSD?

    I'm having a lot of trouble understanding and calculating the alignment. OBJECTIVE: Know how to calculate the alignment for my HD, So I can align my HDs on my Laptop, 2 Nvme and 1 SSD, They are different brands and different sizes Problem 1: How do I create a partition table with 4096 byte...
  4. gtewallace

    please share your experience with different hardware

    Hi everyone. A common question from FreeBSD users across desktop, server, and vendors is "which chips, NIC, SSD, WiFi, etc. hardware makers consistently offer good FreeBSD support?" This is a priority for me and a first step is to catalog the hardware makers that DO offer good support so the...
  5. decuser

    Big SSD advice for FreeBSD in 2024

    I bought a handful of Silicon Power 2tb ssd's a while back (got rid of them after a couple rounds of SP replacing them under warranty) and they were slow as molasses in my MacBook Pro, my Lenovo T430, my Lenovo Y500, externally connected via USB 3, etc. So, I kind of gave up on big SSDs and...
  6. Brontosaurus

    Other quirks=0x3<4K,NCQ_TRIM_BROKEN>

    Hi everybody, I'm a new FreeBSD user, I recently installed FreeBSD 13.2p8 on an old Thinkpad T400 laptop with a "Samsung 850 EVO" SSD, I found the following lines in my dmesg: ada0 at ahcich0 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0 ada0: <Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB EMxxxxxx> ACS-2 ATA SATA 3.x device...
  7. Sergei_Shablovsky

    BSD-based fw/router: ZFS on SSD RAID10 efficiency

    Hi FreeBSD Gurus! In case using bsd-based bare metal rack server as a gate fw/router: 1. How effectively would be using ZFS (in comparison to GPT, etc) file system in hardware RAID10 (4 of SSD TLC/MLC drives) ? 2. Is separating of /var, /tmp (also may be /usr) to another disk's logical volume...
  8. BaronBS

    Solved How to fix GEOM error?

    Guys I changed my disks in my T430 to make a better backup routine. Before I had a strip with 3 ssd's with 1 tb each. I changed to root in a 240gb, home in a 1tb, and I left 1tb for dual booting with OBSD. And the last 1tb I took out of the note and put it in a case for external use. Everything...
  9. B

    Which approach to SSD?

    I found two articles about installing FreeBSD on SSD drives: 1. FreeBSD and Solid State Devices 2. Using a Solid State Drive with FreeBSD The first one is extremely worried about the SSD lifetime, the second one is not. Which guide do you suggest for installing FreeBSD on a 2021 laptop with a...
  10. gpw928

    ZFS Informative SSD Benchmark

    Vermaden's Valuable News – 2022/09/19 has a link to a great article on Exploring the Best ZFS ZIL SLOG SSD with Intel Optane and NAND. It looks at the relative performances of various types of (mostly enterprise class) SSDs, with mixes of SATA, NVMe (U2, M2, and PCIe), and Optane devices. They...
  11. iyoti

    ZFS How should I configure a spare SSD alongside a raidz2 pool for downloads?

    I've noticed that having torrented files (OS images, etc) download directly to the storage zpool can really slow down reads from the pool. Pausing the download software during sustained read events temporarily resolves the issue, but isn't really something I can do regularly. I have a spare SSD...
  12. gpw928

    Other Backblaze Drive Stats for SSD Boot Disks

    Backblaze 2022 Drive Stats Mid-year Review, SSD Edition, suggests that SSDs are more reliable as boot disks than traditional disks.
  13. E

    certain SATA drives not 'seen'

    Hi, I recently bought some new SATA drives and they are not seen by the system. They are KingBank SSD drives. I see them found by the kernel loader, but they are not seen as ada drives for example. I have an Intel drive that works just fine though. The motherboard is a S2882d Tyan and the SATA...
  14. gpw928

    Other Vale Optane

    I knew that Intel had sold off its SSD business to SK hynix, but didn't know that the Optane business is being written off with a half billion dollar impairment. Ouch!
  15. gpw928

    ZFS Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD for boot and SLOG

    I need a 240 GB 2.5" SSD suitable for a boot disk. It will be mirror'd with my old 240 GB Intel SSD DC S3520, and have a small partition for a SLOG. Does anyone have experience of the Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD? It looks to me to be on product run-out, at just about half the price of a 2.5"...
  16. freezr

    ZFS SSD Tuning for a Desktop Use

    Dear All, looking for some info to tuning and extend the life of my SSD disks I couldn't find any valuable information. The documentation reports: None of these make sense for me. My knowledge of FreeBSD is still very limited and my knowledge of ZFS is even narrower. On Linux I can...
  17. K

    ZFS Chosing FS and options for Gateway/BRAS on SSD

    Hello collegues! I got a task which I cannot find a solution. There is a server wich will act as BRAS or gateway, so it will just only boot from disk and then will not use it for working purposes. The idea is to use ssd with ZFS and mounted-out logs and other rewritable data with tmpfs. This...
  18. Young

    M.2 SATA randomly detached only on FreeBSD

    Hi folks, This is my last resource, hope that someone can help me. I bought a new Samsung EVO 860 M.2 SATA to my home server. Everything looked good at the first boot on Windows, and tests with CrystalDiskInfo and CrystalDiskMark were all fine. The problems started when I tried to do an FreeBSD...
  19. Lamia

    Solved Recommendation for a Reliable SSD

    Crucial SSDs are not as reported to be good. Two crucial SSDs (BX@150GB & MX@1GB) have failed within the space of two months and they have been purchased and used for 1.5years. They won't show glaring errors. I only saw 2.45MB checksum error in the last failed SSD. I needed to change the drive...
  20. GrandAdmiralThrawn

    UFS Question about software RAID-0 with SSDs

    I would like to create a striped RAID-0 made up of four NVMe SSDs. It's for unimportant temporary data, but I need the space and lots of speed would be nice to have as well, so I'd like to use RAID-0 rather than something like JBOD/CONCAT. I would not like to use ZFS, but UFS for a file system...