[CentOS] SSD for Centos SWAP /tmp & /var/ partition

Sat May 21 23:38:06 UTC 2011
Steven Crothers <steven.crothers at gmail.com>

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi> wrote:
> Just buy fastest ocz drive than you can find from stores.
> --
> Eero

Simply buying OCZ because its cheap is wrong. OCZ drives use MLC
flash, I'm sure you know the difference between single level cells and
multiple level cells since you are making a product recommendation.
However in case you don't, your statement is incorrect. Using an OCZ
drive as swap is probably the worst thing you can do to it, when you
add in the fact you're also running some caches from var on it with
ext3... Well the results will not be pleasant in 1-2 years to say the

It's really neat when an OCZ drive fails, it doesn't tick. You just
lose all your data. Here today, gone tomorrow.

Steven Crothers
steven.crothers at gmail.com