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Re: SSD selection

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 12:08 PM, David Boreham <david_list@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> We've reached to the point when we would like to try SSDs. We've got a
>> central DB currently 414 GB in size and increasing. Working set does not fit
>> into our 96GB RAM server anymore.
>> So, the main question is what to take. Here what we've got:
>> 1) Intel 320. Good, but slower then current generation sandforce drives
>> 2) Intel 330. Looks like cheap 520 without capacitor
>> 3) Intel 520. faster then 320 No capacitor.
>> 4) OCZ Vertex 3 Pro - No available. Even on OCZ site
>> 5) OCZ Deneva - can't find in my country :)
> Is the 710 series too costly for your deployment ?
> I ask because that would be the obvious choice for a database (much better
> write endurance than any of the drives above, and less likely to suffer from
> firmware bugs or unpleasant GC behavior).
> We've been running them in production for a few months with zero problems
> and great performance.
> The price on the 710's tends to vary on whether they're in stock : NewEgg is
> currently showing $1100 for the 300G drive, but no stock.

this.  I think you have two choices today -- intel 320 and intel 710
depending on how much writing you plan to do.  ocz vertex 3 might be a
3rd choice, but it's vaporware atm.


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