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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.”"

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