Eliminating Disk I/O Bottlenecks for Enhanced QuickBooks Performance

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SSDs for QB hosting

I enjoyed reading your article, however I'm curious about SSDs. I manage a QB environment where a single psuedo-server hosts the company file on an SSD, where defragging is not recommended (see link below).

In cases where SSDs are used, do you recommend any other strategies, or changes to the aforementioned strategies?

Link: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1021375-database-db-file-fragments

Matt 207 days ago

Your reading is a little behind...

This past September I wrote an article titles "Solid State or Hard Drives, Getting the Right Drive for your QuickBooks" You will find it at: http://www.intuitiveaccountant.com/vendor-news/getting-the-right-drive-for-quickbooks---solid-state-or-hard-drives/#.WD4z3H2AZF0

Obviously Solid State Drives when sized and configured appropriately offer the greatest potential for I/O speed, but they also start out fast and quickly start to lose their speed and overtime become subject to forms of corruption (akin to, but not identical to) disk fragmentation on a hard drive. This corruption takes the form of small free spaces scattered across the SSD because they have not been actually erased. Write performance decreases proportionately as free space fragmentation increases on the SSD.

As with our recommendations for Hard Drives (found in earlier articles), we still recommend Diskeeper software (from Condusive, formerly Diskeeper) even for SSD drives. In recent versions (starting as SSD technology was becoming popular) the Diskeeper program was beefed up with two technologies 'Hyperfast' and "IntelliWrite" which not only proactively eliminate the cause of SSD free space fragmentation (as well as Hard Drive fragmentation), but also produce more efficient sequential writes to keep your SSD running as fast as when you purchased it even in intensive environments like those associated with multiple large QB files.

insightfulaccountant.com 207 days ago

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