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BL460c G6, which is faster for ESXI4.1, SD card or HD?

 
bradshr
Frequent Contributor

BL460c G6, which is faster for ESXI4.1, SD card or HD?

We have some blades that are set up to boot to VMware ESXI 4.1 using the SD card. Which is faster to boot ESXI 4.1, the SD card, or HD (using for example smart array P410, with 300GB 6G SAS 10K)? 

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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: BL460c G6, which is faster for ESXI4.1, SD card or HD?

The SD card should be faster to boot from since there is no moving parts to read the data. Honestly speaking, the difference is probably minimal as compared to how long it takes a Bl460c G6 to POST.
Steven Clementi
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