How to know if my VPS disk is using a SSD or HDD?

David Beroff

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Hi everyone,

Can you tell me how to know if my VPS disk is using a SSD or HDD? I would check this via SSH if possible.

Thank you!
 

DenisMNE

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I found an answer on the thread previously done on forumweb.
Hope it helps.
 
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Download and run this script on your server: https://github.com/n-st/nench

Find the following line in the output:

Code:
dd test
    1st run:    339.51 MiB/s
    2nd run:    345.23 MiB/s
    3rd run:    342.37 MiB/s
    average:    342.37 MiB/s
Anything above 100 Mib/s would be acceptable for an SSD VPS. If your server ranks lower, most likely it's not pure SSD.
 

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Be careful running that script however, if you do it continually depending on the provider you may set off abuse flags depending on their monitoring.

In general thou read/write speed is a good indicator but check your providers TOS as well, sometimes a VPS may be rate-limited on IOPS and Disk I/O as well so that won't 100% guarantee if it's a SSD or not.
 
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