Solid State Storage at Liquid Web

We offer the world’s best Solid State Storage Technology with unmatched hard drive performance. Our Solid State Drives (SSD) offer I/O rates and access times that are impossible to achieve with a disk-based system. These drives are ideal for high availability web applications because I/O wait times and bottlenecks are virtually eliminated, allowing your server’s processing power and bandwidth to be fully utilized. Their lack of moving parts means the SSDs are more reliable and have a longer lifespan than traditional hard drives.

Ideal Applications

  • High Performance Web Applications
  • High Database Concurrency
  • Large, Read-Intensive Databases
  • Transaction Logs
  • Storing Indexes
  • Caching
  • High-End Storage
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Solid State Drive Specifications

Fusion-io Kingston Hyper-X Intel S3700 Crucial Fusion-io 365
Capacity 80 GB 120 & 240 GB 100 GB 480 & 960GB 365 GB
NAND Type Single Level Cell (SLC) Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Enterprise (MLC) Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Interconnect PCI Express SATA SATA SATA PCI Express
Bootable? No Yes Yes Yes No
RAID Options Software RAID 1, 5, 10 1, 5, 10 1, 5, 10 Software RAID
Read/Write Speeds (MB/s)* 760 / 540 555 / 510 500 / 200 500 / 400 910 / 590*
IOPS 123,000 Random Reads 86,000/79,000 75,000/47,500 80,000/80,000 140,000/110,000
*Based on “out-of-box performance.” Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage.