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

Tue May 24 14:22:29 UTC 2011
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

On 5/24/2011 10:05 AM, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at buc.com> wrote:
>> On 5/23/2011 7:42 PM, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 1:30 AM, Kevin K <kevink1 at fidnet.com> wrote:
>>>> A SSD drive can be a SATA drive.  SATA is the connection/protocol between the drive and the computer.
>>> Not quite. SATA is a type of drive, same as IDE / ATA, SCSI, SATA :)
>> SATA is the connection.  This is why you can have SATA hard drives and
>> DVD drives.  The same goes for IDE, SCSI, USB, and Firewire.  They are
>> connection types for accessing storage devices.  They can connect to
>> traditional hard drives, SSD drives, DVD drives, raid enclosures, etc.
>> --
>> Bowie
>> _______________________________________________
> So what do you call an actual SATA HDD then???? It's still a SATA HDD,
> and it's still different from IDE, SCSI, SAS, SSD

Personally, I would call it an SATA HDD vs an SATA SSD.  The same would
be true of a SCSI HDD vs a SCSI SSD.

At the moment, if you say "SATA drive", most people will understand you
to mean hard drive simply because the solid state drives are not common
enough.  If the price drops and they start taking over the market, then
the understanding of "SATA drive" will probably change to refer to an SSD.

>From Wikipedia:
Serial ATA (SATA or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a computer
bus interface for connecting host bus adapters to mass storage devices
such as hard disk drives and optical drives.