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

Tue May 24 15:40:41 UTC 2011
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Tue, 24 May 2011, Rudi Ahlers wrote:

> But don't you think that a SSD, or rather Solid State Drive, would
> still be seen as a different type of drive than a SATA drive, even
> though they share the same type of bus & connector + power cable?

A SATA SSD is different to a SATA HDD.  Yes.  And the OS can tell (if it wants
to) that they are different.  But a SATA drive is a term that encompasses both
if you ask me.

> I know you get some USB type SSD's, but people still refer to them as
> SSD drives, and not USB drives

I think we're just saying be carefuly what you say.  SSD after all stands for
Solid State Drive.  So SATA drive (as you keep saying) sounds like the
superset of HDDs and SSDs if you ask me, rather than SATA HDD which is what
you're trying to say.

Other people using ambiguous terms doesn't make you more right.