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Re: Making the most of memory?

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Guy Rouillier" <guyr-ml1(at)burntmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Making the most of memory?
Date: 2008-01-24 01:45:07
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On Jan 23, 2008 1:57 PM, Guy Rouillier <guyr-ml1(at)burntmail(dot)com> wrote:
> Scott Marlowe wrote:
> > I assume you're talking about solid state drives?  They have their
> > uses, but for most use cases, having plenty of RAM in your server will
> > be a better way to spend your money.  For certain high throughput,
> > relatively small databases (i.e. transactional work) the SSD can be
> > quite useful.
> Unless somebody has changes some physics recently, I'm not understanding
> the recent discussions of SSD in the general press.  Flash has a limited
> number of writes before it becomes unreliable.  On good quality consumer

Actually, I was referring to all SSD systems, some of which are based
on flash memory, some on DRAM, sometimes backed by hard drives.

There's always a use case for a given piece of tech.

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