• How to check the speed of the hoster's SSD-drive?

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    Hi, I bought our native VPS from . It was expensive, but I paid more so my site will be stored on an SSD-disk. This should speed it up, but how can I check the following: a) Is it true that I have an SSD drive installed? B) How fast is it?

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    You can check which drive you use with the command: cat/sys/block/sda/queue/rotational. If the command returns 0, then you have a disk without rotation (SSD), if 1, then HDD. Check your speed with the command: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null bs=8M count=1000. In this case, you can substitute another path for /dev/sda, for example /dev/vda or /dev/vdb but most importantly track the speed that will be displayed as a result of this command. SSD drive should have a speed of hundreds of MB/sec, and HDD will be less than 1 MB/sec.
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    Hi, The speed of VDS depends on a lot of factors, such as the CPU usage settings for your user on the hypervisor, the priority of using disk operations, etc. VDS created on servers with SSD disks, of course, should work much faster than on servers with conventional Disks. It`s impossible to check if the SSD is installed on your head server correctly.You can order VDS on a regular server (if you can even find it - most everyone has already switched to SSD) and compare how it works with the VDS on SSD.
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