Tag Archives: ssd

50 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Solutions

November 9th 2017 update: 70 100 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Solutions. August 6th 2017 update: 50 70 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Solutions. Back in 2014, I compiled a list of the top 20 server performance monitoring solutions. Largely because I already had a list saved locally for my own reference. Sharing that list publicly […]

Linux server performance: Is disk I/O slowing your application?

If your Linux server is bogged down, your first step is often to use the TOP command in terminal to check load averages and wisely so. However, there are times when TOP shows very high load averages even with low cpu ‘us’ (user) and high cpu ‘id’ (idle) percentages. This is the case in the video below, load averages […]

Your Web Host Doesn’t Want You To Read This: Benchmark Your VPS

Oct 31st 2017: Here’s a list of command line scripts for Linux VPS/Server benchmarking. Nov 2nd 2016: Included quick dd commands to check cached vs uncached disk read performance. This article will highlight using the ‘dd’ Unix command for a quick overview and benchmark of your Linux server or VPS. ‘dd’ requires no downloads and can quickly alert […]

Increase Performance and lifespan of SSDs & SD Cards

SSDs (solid-state drives) and SD (Secure Digital) cards have a limited number of writes before they wear out. To get the most out of this storage type lets investigate, then make a few adjustments to maximize the life of your SSDs and SD cards. Using iotop to monitor and minimize reads/writes Use can your Linux distro’s package […]

2100 HDD0 initialization error 1

I’ve noticed an issue on a few IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads. When you install an SSD drive, a reboot or restart from the OS does not work. When you reboot, instead opening the boot partition, it throws this error: 2100 HDD0 initialization error 1 Other than avoiding reboot and using shutdown instead, the only solution I’ve found is […]