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Re: Testing Sandforce SSD

From: Ben Chobot <bench(at)silentmedia(dot)com>
To: Yeb Havinga <yebhavinga(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Testing Sandforce SSD
Date: 2010-07-24 16:50:24
Message-ID: BCE98D80-945D-4E20-8AA2-4E309741A29D@silentmedia.com (view raw or flat)
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On Jul 24, 2010, at 12:20 AM, Yeb Havinga wrote:

> The problem in this scenario is that even when the SSD would show not data loss and the rotating disk would for a few times, a dozen tests without failure isn't actually proof that the drive can write it's complete buffer to disk after power failure.

Yes, this is always going to be the case with testing like this - you'll never be able to prove that it will always be safe. 

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