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- SSD Myths and Legends - "write endurance"|
| Does the
fatal gene of "write endurance" built into
disks prevent their deployment in intensive server acceleration
applications - such as RAID
| It was
certainly true as little as a few years ago.
What's the risk with
This article looks at the current generation of
products and calculates how much (or how little) you should be worried.
|RAM based SSDs have been
used alongside RAID for years - but
flash SSDs are
physically smaller and have bigger capacity (upto 412G in 2.5", 512G in
3.5") and are lower cost than RAM-SSDs and could actually be configured
in standard RAID boxes. F-SSDs aren't as fast as RAM based products but a single
flash SSD can deliver 20,000 IOPs - which when scaled up in an array - starts to
solid state disks|