Laptops with Solid State Drives: Pros and Cons
Jul 25, 2008, 12:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Strom)
"The speed benefits really are noticeable for the bigger disk
arrays, where transaction processing keeps up with nearly
continuous storage requests. One user, the electronics cataloger IC
Source, replaced their conventional disk drive arrays with the
SSD-based RamSan for their database application.
"“For us that was a major breakthrough in speed,”
said Peter Moran, President of IC Source. “Let’s say
you update inventory at 8:00 AM. With the old RAID array you would
be lucky to have it in the database by 1:00 PM. Now with the
RamSan, you can expect to see it online within the hour. In some
cases the inventory is updated in just seconds.”"