Eric on 16 Oct 2009 06:28:52 -0700

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[PLUG] Solid State Drives

I just read Jeff Atwood's review of newer SSDs and he sure makes them
sound desirable:

I like Jeff's suggestion of using a smaller faster drive for the
operating system and a "regular" drive for data storage.  The smaller
(~80GB) 15K rpm drives are pricey too - so I'd only save $100 to $250 by
forgoing the SSD for a 15K HDD but I'd still have to endure the seek
time of the HDD no matter how fast it turns.

Other than turning off 'atime' are there any linux-speific issues to
using SSDs for a system disk?  Given the cost difference I'm inclined to
wait until early 2010 and see if there is a further price drop. 

Decisions decisions. 


#  Eric Lucas
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