[CentOS] Are SSD disks worth the cost for server usage?

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Jan 12 16:22:39 UTC 2010


> Mathieu Baudier wrote:
>
>> My question is whether it is worth using one of type A (with SSD
>> drives) in order to host the critical data such as the web sites and
>> the subversion repository (critical in the sense that these services
>> should be fast, always available, and the related data as safe as
>> possible).
>
> Go with 10/15k RPM SAS, not Intel SSD or SATA if you want best
> availability. Intel SSDs have had firmware issues since they came
> out, I doubt we've seen the end of firmware changes on them.
<snip>
When I intereviewed last May with folks who did use them, I mentioned
that, and was told that the high-priced, er, quality enterprise grade
don't have the issues that the commercial grade sold to consumers do.

       mark



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