On Thu, 2 Feb 2012, William Warren wrote: > On 2/2/2012 1:19 PM, Matt wrote: >> Has anyone installed a high I/O application such as an email server on >> SSD drives? Was thinking about doing two SSD's in RAID1. It would >> solve my I/O latency issues but I have heard that SSD's wear out >> quickly in high I/O situations? Something like each memory location >> only has X many writes before its done. Just wandering if anyone has >> tested it and if newer SSD's are better about this? >> > it all depends on how much writing you do AND how much spare space the > drives have. The more spare flash the drives have the longer they'll > live due to being able to spread the writing wear over a larger area. > How very timely, I'm just starting to investigate something similar myself. I don't have much to contribute however this forum post: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?271063-SSD-Write-Endurance-25nm-Vs-34nm seems as though it'll be interesting, if I can ever make it through 3500+ pages to get to the conclusion.