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.. so I got one of the new Intel SSDs

Oct 08, 2008, 15:31 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linus Torvalds)

"And the sad part is that other SSDs generally absolutely suck when it comes to especially random write performance. And small random writes is what you get when you update various filesystem meta-data on any normal filesystem, so it really does matter. For example, a vendor who shall remain nameless has an SSD disk out there that they were also hawking at the Kernel Summit, and while they get fine throughput (something like 50+MB/s on big contiguous writes), they benchmark a pitiful 10 (yes, that's ten, as in "how many fingers do you have) small random writes per second. That is slower than a rotational disk."

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