J_RaD - 2:36 am on Oct 26, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: J_RaD at 2:51 am (utc) on Oct 26, 2011]
a pcie ssd card? I thought they were downtown when it came to speed.
And if I go sata, don't I need a mobo that will handle 6.0g as well? (and what is that, sataIII?)
Well, I just googled. Sata III is 6g, so about 600mb/s. and that's comparable to the 500mbs that pcie ssd cards get I think. So you're right. And I gather sata drives are both cheaper and more reliable than current ssd
SSD's don't like to be I/O thrashed, well writes really. Lots of writes all the time will shorten their life span to as low as 3-5 years. So yea cheaper and will last lots longer....and with RAID you can get pretty close to SSD speed.
SSD drives are awesome but they have these drawbacks that will mean spinning disks will be around for a very long time. Even machines that use an SSD will still have the good old spinning platters in them for large data storage and all the high write system files to live.
look up the WD VelociRaptor, they make a 10k RPM 6G sata drive, just mount them so they can be cooled properly.
andddddd this is just throwing some wild idea out there, but a RAMDisk, yea i know it sounds like 1994 butttttttt ram is cheap, we have lots of it, they are actually still used, and they'd shred a DB! but volatile yes.
[edited by: J_RaD at 2:51 am (utc) on Oct 26, 2011]