Hardware upgrades are available to enhance our standard server features and services for an additional month-to-month fee. All SoftLayer deployed hardware and services carry a four-hour guarantee on replacement parts.
Not all upgrade options supported on all servers.
Solid State Drives
Choose server-class solid state drives (SSDs) for exceptional read/write performance and low latency. SSDs provide reliable and secure enterprise-class storage ideal for high-performance and data-intensive applications.
SATA Hard Drives
SATA II hard drives include a 3.0Gb/s interface with 8MB of cache and rotation speed of 7,200RPMs, and use NCQ for enhanced performance. SATA III drives include a 6.0Gb/s interface with 64MB of cache. SATA drives are best suited for web, mail, or high-capacity storage servers.
|250GB - SATA II Hard Drive||$20.00|
|500GB - SATA II Hard Drive||$30.00|
|750GB - SATA II Hard Drive||$40.00|
|1.00TB - SATA II Hard Drive||$50.00|
|2.00TB - SATA II Hard Drive||$60.00|
|3.00TB - SATA III Hard Drive||$80.00|
|4.00TB - SATA III Hard Drive||$100.00|
Raptor Hard Drives
Western Digital® Raptor hard drives include a 1.5Gb/s interface with 16MB of cache and rotation speed of 10,000 RPMs, and use NCQ for enhanced performance. Raptor drives' enhanced speed over SATA II drives are best suited for game, database, and high-volume web servers.
|74GB Raptor Hard Drive||$20.00|
|150GB Raptor Hard Drive||$30.00|
|300GB Raptor Hard Drive||$40.00|
SA-SCSI Hard Drives
SA-SCSI hard drives include a 3.0Gb/s interface with 16MB of cache and rotation speed of 10,000 or 15,000RPMs. SA-SCSI drives’ high-performance speed and reliability are best suited for game, database, streaming media, and mission-critical servers.
|73GB SA-SCSI 10K Hard Drive||$30.00|
|73GB SA-SCSI 15K Hard Drive||$50.00|
|147GB SA-SCSI 10K Hard Drive||$50.00|
|147GB SA-SCSI 15K Hard Drive||$75.00|
|300GB SA-SCSI 10K Hard Drive||$75.00|
|300GB SA-SCSI 15K Hard Drive||$100.00|
|450GB SA-SCSI 15K Hard Drive||$125.00|
|600GB SA-SCSI 15K Hard Drive||$150.00|
Hardware RAID Controller
Hardware RAID controllers provide the ability to create redundant drive arrays, providing protection against a possible drive failure. All RAID controllers are installed with a battery backup unit and with write caching enabled.
|SATA RAID Controller with BBU||$50.00|
|SA-SCSI RAID Controller with BBU||$50.00|
Server-grade RAM provides additional performance gains.
|1GB RAM Upgrade Kit (priced per GB)||$15.00|