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VolumeDrive – $4.95 512MB OpenVZ VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 26, 2010 @ 1:41 am, by LowEndAdmin

VolumeDrive Via this WHT offer. VolumeDrive is another established provider entering into the sub-$5 virtual server space with their new hosting plans starting at $4.95/month which will get you

  • 512MB guaranteed/1024MB burstable memory
  • 30GB storage
  • 1000GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/vePortal

You have to use the order link to get the VPS, as it is not yet visible on their public website yet. The servers are in Scranton. The spec is also pretty similar to what BurstNet has with their $5.95/month vePortal VPS (but with 10GB extra space).

19 Comments

  1. richard:

    How much each additional IP? they provide that?

    May 27, 2010 @ 9:37 am | Reply
  2. IWTFI:

    anyone tried them?

    May 27, 2010 @ 10:21 am | Reply
  3. Brutain:

    $500 fee for repeat aup violation sounds too harsh. I wouldn’t want to be charged for having a hanging process taking %100 CPU twice in one week.

    May 27, 2010 @ 4:06 pm | Reply
  4. Total waste of money – the vps is useless and was down almost 80% !
    I asked for a refund since I was not able to use the vps at all and they replied that could send me only 50% of the payment. I requested a full refund and they said that they will not argue with me – I replied with a message about the refund – no reply from VolumeDrive from 3 days! Very, very bad!

    June 1, 2010 @ 5:01 pm | Reply
  5. Dan:

    Do they resell Burst? Anyone have a test ip?

    June 1, 2010 @ 7:04 pm | Reply
    • @Dan — I think they insisted that they are not a BurstNet reseller and are operating their own servers in Scranton. I’ve heard that too many times before though :) To get to volumedrive.com, it does route through HostNOC though.

      June 2, 2010 @ 2:17 am | Reply
  6. @ LEA

    9 87 ms 123 ms 87 ms nyk-b4-link.telia.net [80.91.250.97]
    10 92 ms 93 ms 93 ms vl0012.gwy01.sctn01.hostnoc.net [80.239.193.254] (BURST)

    11 97 ms 94 ms 93 ms core.sctn01.volumedrive.com [64.191.116.246]
    12 94 ms 95 ms 93 ms volumedrive.com [204.124.180.10]

    Looks like burst to me.

    i think i might just try there vps and give a review. :)

    June 2, 2010 @ 7:23 am | Reply
  7. mina:

    http://www.robtex.com/as/as46664.html#graph

    According to this they operate their own network, but purchase their full bandwidth from BurstNet at the moment, so I would take that either they operate straight from the BurstNet facility, or they have their routing equipment at BurstNet’s facility.

    June 2, 2010 @ 2:17 pm | Reply
  8. I have vps since this morning and so far it works fine… Speeds are between 2 and 3 Mb/sec.

    June 2, 2010 @ 2:26 pm | Reply
  9. @Brutain

    I agree. It’s put me off.

    June 5, 2010 @ 12:44 pm | Reply
  10. TorrentFlux can’t run…

    June 14, 2010 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
  11. ak:

    can someone please reply with the benchmark scores?

    June 23, 2010 @ 9:54 am | Reply
  12. Brian:
    [root@v-210 ~]# cat /proc/user_beancounters
    Version: 2.5
           uid  resource                     held              maxheld              barrier                limit              failcnt
          115:  kmemsize                   666650              1081459             11055923             11377049                    0
                lockedpages                     0                    0                  256                  256                    0
                privvmpages                  2221                 7254               262144               262144                    0
                shmpages                      641                  657                21504                21504                    0
                dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
                numproc                         7                   13                  240                  240                    0
                physpages                    1180                 1215                    0           2147483647                    0
                vmguarpages                     0                    0               131072               131072                    0
                oomguarpages                 1180                 1215               131072               131072                    0
                numtcpsock                      2                    2                  360                  360                    0
                numflock                        0                    1                  188                  206                    0
                numpty                          1                    1                   16                   16                    0
                numsiginfo                      0                    2                  256                  256                    0
                tcpsndbuf                   37336                37336              1720320              2703360                    0
                tcprcvbuf                   32768                    0              1720320              2703360                    0
                othersockbuf                 6984                12480              1126080              2097152                    0
                dgramrcvbuf                     0                 8472               262144               262144                    0
                numothersock                    4                    8                  360                  360                    0
                dcachesize                      0                    0              3409920              3624960                    0
                numfile                       169                  222                 9312                 9312                    0
                dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
                dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
                dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
                numiptent                      14                   14                  128                  128                    0
    
    BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 4.1-wht.2)
    System -- Linux v-210.volumedrive.com 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5.028stab069.6 #1 SMP Wed May 26 18:31:05 MSD 2010 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    /dev/simfs            31457280    567036  30890244   2% /
    
    Start Benchmark Run: Sat Jun 26 00:30:21 MSD 2010
     00:30:21 up  1:44,  1 user,  load average: 0.14, 0.13, 0.05
    
    End Benchmark Run: Sat Jun 26 00:41:52 MSD 2010
     00:41:52 up  1:55,  1 user,  load average: 12.23, 5.45, 2.56
    
    
                         INDEX VALUES
    TEST                                        BASELINE     RESULT      INDEX
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        376783.7  3748608.1       99.5
    Double-Precision Whetstone                      83.1      834.2      100.4
    Execl Throughput                               188.3     1302.8       69.2
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks         2672.0    78175.0      292.6
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           1077.0    27146.0      252.1
    File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        15382.0   445383.0      289.5
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 15448.6    99322.1       64.3
    Pipe Throughput                             111814.6   877197.3       78.5
    Process Creation                               569.3     2151.7       37.8
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    44.8      216.0       48.2
    System Call Overhead                        114433.5   825289.9       72.1
                                                                     =========
         FINAL SCORE                                                      99.8
    
    July 12, 2010 @ 3:03 am | Reply
  13. kucrut:

    service is very2 bad!!!!! very2 disapointed…..some do not order from here … not your money back …

    July 29, 2010 @ 5:10 pm | Reply
  14. adsf:

    I made the mistake of trying them out. It was fine the first 24 hours. Now i see 98% io wait.

    When one of my programs started writing out a 200 megabyte file, the VPS locked up for over 30 minutes and I had to reboot it.

    March 27, 2011 @ 6:56 am | Reply
    • Tom:

      I have there standard VPS #1

      adsf, I’m kinda in the same situation, 1 day was great, 2nd was ok, 3rd I/O wait is rocking the server.
      Nothing besides monitoring is running my VPS.

      http://i.imgur.com/ArWpW.png

      Basically a normal server has this chart almost non existent as normal I/O wait is around 1-3%.

      March 27, 2011 @ 8:13 am | Reply
      • Tom:

        I should update myself, without bothering to send any emails retarding a 5$ VPS, on 5 day I/O was back to normal (no random spikes). 6 days later server is functioning fantastic, so thumbs up for volumedrive to fix their issues. Going to buy a 4GB box for my game server :)

        April 4, 2011 @ 4:38 pm | Reply
  15. Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

    3 weeks later, still no reply from sales.

    April 4, 2011 @ 4:48 pm | Reply
  16. just ordered mine today, and now the hard part = waiting for setup.

    April 14, 2011 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

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