SSDs instead of SAS.

Jeremiah Peschka jeremiah.peschka at
Mon Jan 9 18:12:20 EST 2012

The archives are searchable through

If you are doing anything that will read from disk, SSDs will improve your
performance. If you are doing any reads from disk that are non-sequential,
SSDs will really increase your performance.

However, make sure you do the reading on the SSDs you're going to purchase
because not all SSDs are created equal. I had a client buy some smaller
OCZ-Vertex 3s recently which have a wear leveling issue (the 120GB drives
have fewer chips than the 240GB drives) that causes performance to fall
apart pretty quickly.

Jeremiah Peschka
Founder, Brent Ozar PLF, LLC

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 3:05 PM, David McNicholl
<david.mcnicholl at>wrote:

> Hello All.
>        We currently have a large number of DL 380 HPs with 8 SAS disks in
> a raid 10 for our Riak cluster. One of the ways in which we were
> considering increasing performance is to move the Riak files off to SSD.
> Has anyone on the list moved to SSDs? Have you any statistics on
> performance gains?
>        I've had a look through the mailing list archives and can see no
> mention of it. Which brings me to another point, are the archives
> searchable anywhere? I had to go through month my month topic listings.
> Regards,
> Dave.
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