SSDs,Coming Soon to a Server Near You
Nov 25, 2009, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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)."