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 Post subject: News: Sandybridge, Bulldozer and UEFI
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:15 pm 
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When I have a >2TB SSD I'll worry about booting from a >2TB drive. :)

Seriously anyone that makes a storage drive their boot drive right now isn't paying attention.

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dhanson865 wrote:
Seriously anyone that makes a storage drive their boot drive right now isn't paying attention.

I agree. Still, iMacs can be configured with a single 2 TB drive, haha.


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I'm more interested in the promised blazing fast boot times of UEFI. Maybe when paired with SSDs I can finally have a machine ready before I'm done scratching my butt. :wink:

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dhanson865 wrote:
When I have a >2TB SSD I'll worry about booting from a >2TB drive. :)

Seriously anyone that makes a storage drive their boot drive right now isn't paying attention.


Or, alternatively, they're using a large hardware RAID array which makes an SSD a pointless expense. ;)


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This, the new Intel SSDs, new AMD CPUs, new Radeons—there's a very interesting synergy of product launches.

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 Post subject: hmm
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:09 am 
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Or, alternatively, they're using a large hardware RAID array which makes an SSD a pointless expense. ;)
Afaik you would need something like a 6+ disk RAID1 array to match the random access times of a good SSD. Talk about a pointless expense :D The SSD is probably the less expensive option if all you care about is boot/load times. (again, afaik)

Oh, and linux software raid ftw!

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 Post subject: Re: hmm
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Afaik you would need something like a 6+ disk RAID1 array to match the random access times of a good SSD. Talk about a pointless expense :D The SSD is probably the less expensive option if all you care about is boot/load times. (again, afaik)

Oh, and linux software raid ftw!


Also, from a system administration point of view, I would think you'd generally want to keep a RAID like that as a separate resource that can be taken offline for maintenance, etc., rather than having the added complication of saddling it with the bootable OS partition.


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 Post subject: Re: hmm
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:11 pm 
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andymcca wrote:
Monkeh16 wrote:
Or, alternatively, they're using a large hardware RAID array which makes an SSD a pointless expense. ;)
Afaik you would need something like a 6+ disk RAID1 array to match the random access times of a good SSD. Talk about a pointless expense :D The SSD is probably the less expensive option if all you care about is boot/load times. (again, afaik)

Oh, and linux software raid ftw!


I know people with 6+ disk RAID5 arrays. Hardware with battery backing and RAM for performance. They make SSDs look like cheap toys, oh, and they store terabytes, not gigabytes. ;)

And yeah, software RAID is great.. Except it doesn't scale all that effectively to large arrays. A hardware controller is a much more effective option for arrays containing more than a handful of drives.


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