Re: Solid State Hard Drives
Oh yes, I am using courier-mta/imap and the random writes are very
which mean, I would kill a SSD with the writes in less then 6 month...
That's a common misconception about SSDs; if you buy a recent drive,
especially one meant for use in servers, there will be two mechanisms
to prevent them from failing that soon:
- First, the drives include a wear-leveling algorithm, that prevents
"data hotspots" where a single block of data is constantly being
written to. Instead, writes are spread evenly over all flash cells.
- Second, most of these drives include extra capacity (sometimes quite
a significant amount), that can be used to replace failed flash cells.