Production databases on SSDs?

James Laver james.laver at
Tue Nov 10 19:42:05 GMT 2009

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 5:46 PM, Richard Huxton <dev at> wrote:
> * - it's not the transaction logs themselves that are the problem so
> much as having constant small writes to them causing the disk heads to
> seek back and fore. This is why you tend to put them on their own disks.

Or play other fun tricks, like only partitioning 25% of the disk and
leaving the rest to waste, so it's using the fastest 25% of the disk.

On a WD VelociRaptor[1], it could be extra awesome.


[1] Yes, the name sucks. Apparently they wanted to fit 'raptor' in so
people would know it's an evolution of the raptor.

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