For a power workstation, which is better (I'm thinking of doing a RAID 5 configuration). 15K RPM serial-attached SCSI drives, or SATA solid state drives?
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For a system drive (read-mostly, write occasionally) then an SSD is a good choice (mirrored drives for reliability). For data storage (a lot of writing and over-writing, database, etc) then you want spinning media in a RAID-5 or RAID-10 configuration. The reason for this is that current generation SSD's have …
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Ketsuekiame commented: Agreed. I typically use SSD for OS drives and magnetic storage for everything else. My last SSD has lasted 3 years like this and shows no signs of failure yet. However, the Vertex 2 I used for write-heavy operations and it died within 14 months +11
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