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Costly SSDs Worth It, Users Say

Lucas123 (935744) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Lucas123 (935744) writes "When you're paying $30,000 for a PCIe flash card, it had better demonstrate an ROI. While users are still struggling with why solid state storage cost so much, when they target the technology at the right applications, the results can be staggering. For example, when Dan Marbes, a systems engineer at Associated Bank, deployed just three SSDs for his B.I. applications, the flash storage outperformed 60 15,000rpm Fibre Channel disk drives in small-block reads. But when Marbes used the SSDs for large-block random reads and any writes, "the 60 15K spindles crushed the SSDs," he said,"
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