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SSDs,Coming Soon to a Server Near You

Nov 25, 2009, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

"Performance

"If you've heard of SSDs, you've also heard about their increased performance over conventional disk technology. Since SSDs don't have moving parts, their seek times return numbers in the range of 75 microseconds to one millisecond. Standard disk technology runs in the 4 to 5 millisecond range.

"Having said that, SSDs outperform their conventional counterparts in seek times, don't install write intensive applications on them. Leave the operating system and perhaps a read intensive application on a local disk but for heavy writes, use the same technologies that you do now: storage area network (SAN) or high-performance network attached storage (NAS)."

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