In the spin of SSDs on database servers

Tuesday Aug 25th 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Interest in solid state drives (SSDs) is growing as their initially terrifying price plummets: Intel recently announced a 60 per-cent reduction in the cost of its X25-M Mainstream SATA SSD since its launch last year.

[From The Register]

SSDs are attractive because they radiate less heat than traditional spinning disks, they're smaller, quieter and consume less energy. And, of course, they're fast. So naturally we bung them into laptops.

The article continues at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/24/whitehorn_ssds_servers/

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