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

Mon May 23 16:46:03 UTC 2011
Jerry Franz <jfranz at freerun.com>

On 05/23/2011 09:39 AM, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 05/23/2011 02:31 AM, Kevin Thorpe wrote:
>> Just be aware that SSDs wear out. They have a limited number of write
>>   cycles. Nowadays they all do 'wear levelling' to even the writes
>> across the drive but even so they don't last very long in heavy write
>> usage.
> Yes, there's a limit number of writes.  With wear leveling you should be
> able to write to the drive at its full rate, constantly, for years
> before you actually wear out the drive.

However, SSD drive reliability itself has been very poor in the field. 
The failure rate is obscene.

See Jeff Atwood's 'The Hot/Crazy Solid State Drive Scale': 

Benjamin Franz