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Jun
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comment SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons
@Concerned, most people here won't get close to several thousand USD a month even in their wildest dreams because of the poor economy (thanks to very high levels of corruption in the government). It is true that the cost of software dwarfs that of hardware, but for a small business saving money is essential. Since you can't easily say "use Linux" (for which lots of technologies are free/cheap) and Microsoft won't cut the price on everything - hardware comes up next.
Jun
21
comment SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons
@Chris S, what makes you say that? The video card? That's just for a three monitor setup; coolers because the case has the slots and you can never go wrong with more cooling; i5 750 because i7 is much more expensive... and this: xkcd.com/303
Jun
21
comment SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons
The SSD's price is about 25% of the dev hardware (i5 750, HD 5670, 8GB, lots o' coolers). That's not exactly a small fraction, but it could be well worth it.
Jun
21
comment SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons
A solution is to use a cooler for them, or have a case with several good coolers (four 120mm ACs for example).
Jun
21
comment SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons
@Robert, The valuable data would sit in a repository or on a NAS/file server and be backed up. It would be OS + temp data. I don't think any sane IT guy would recommend his company to use just RAID 0 for valuable data (unless he hates his company that is).
Jun
21
comment SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons
I don't think anyone cares about older SSDs anymore; X25-M can handle quite a lot of abuse.
Jun
21
comment SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons
RAID 0 could also be considered single point of failure.
Jun
21
comment SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons
256GB is very large. Windows 7 x86-64 Professional takes about 10GB on a full install; source code is not that big (it's text!), except maybe if you store a really big SVN repository.
Jun
21
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Jun
21
comment SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons
@HannesFrostie: As opposed to using an array of HDDs.
Jun
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Jun
21
comment What are the merits of SAS vs SATA drives?
3-4ms is darn slow when you compare them with an SSD.
Jun
21
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Jun
21
comment Is brand-name NAS overpriced?
@Zoredache, that is true, but how bad that issue can be is debatable - you can easily take the drive out, check it, if it's good, put it back in, if not, throw it away and get another - after all it's cheap.
Jun
21
comment What DBMS' have tight integration with a dedicated OS'?
"beyond the wildest dreams of users of the mainstream architectures" - you're speaking like Linux had an overhead of 50% and i has 1% overheard.
Jun
21
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Jun
21
comment What DBMS' have tight integration with a dedicated OS'?
You could scale to hundreds of database servers for the same million. That's a massive scaling out move. If that big box gets destroyed in an explosion, well, quite frankly, you're totally forked (@ThePlanet datacenter explosion).
Jun
21
comment Is brand-name NAS overpriced?
For comparison, I can get a big case (Full tower), standard motherboard and processor, RAID card, 10 WD Green 2TB drives and turn it into a good network storage box using FreeNAS or equivalent software for under $1000; or you can get a Drobo Pro with the rack mount kit for about $1300.
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