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

Mon May 23 16:53:02 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Jerry Franz wrote:
> 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.
Do note that the server-grade SSDs are far more reliable than the
consumer-grade crap.