Solid state drives
london.pm at bang.meep.org
Tue Apr 20 11:16:10 BST 2010
On Tue, 20 Apr 2010, James Laver wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 09:08:10AM +0100, Richard Huxton wrote:
>> Having said that, there are clearly plenty of applications where
>> power-failure isn't an overriding worry.
> Or 'on any machine connected to a UPS that's correctly configured to
> shut the machine down properly'?
> Or 'on any machine in a datacenter with generators for backup power'.
That's a nice theory. I continue to be convinced that UPSs both in-cab
and at the DC level cause as many power interruptions as they prevent,
both due to faults and maintainance. A small trade-off is more scheduled
downtime in exchange for runtime when the grid fails for more than a
minute or two.
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