so you don't think ssd's are suitable for servers?
I've been looking into them for a while now & it seems people are leaning towards the view that they are the future of hd's..
nice, very expensive tho!!!
No, I think they are suitable for servers in some situations. I don't think they are mature enough to be used in a mission critical environment. From my experience they are still too unstable to be relied upon. Once they have matured some more, and don't have the issues with degradation and such they will be amazing for servers. Imagine having your database servers running off a RAID-10 using those sandforce based drives. The performance is phenomenal.
I'm using sandforce 120 drives in my workstation, and so far these are the most reliable I've used.
In a server environment, we've had the best luck using Intel X25-M and X25-E drives. The new drives just released look quite good too.
The thing to remember is sequential read/write throughput isn't everything. In a server environment random read/write can matter a lot more - Intel X25-E does really well for this (so do the newer Intel drives). FusionIO also does extremely well.
I do think SSDs are mature enough for a server environment, but you need to buy the right product, and of course you can't use them under the belief they won't fail.
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