Here‘s an AnandTech review that caught my eye — 4Gb of memory with a battery backup. Could this be an economical way of getting performance for non-sequential storage access?
I wasn’t particularly impressed with the way that the performance was reported, particularly for the random access test, because no indication was given on whether the device was the bottleneck on the test or not — hey, maybe the CPU’s were maxed out? It’s a mystery. There’s an indication here that random reads and writes would really benefit.
So what do you think? I’m no shill for solid-state drives, but for a small-but-busy server, would you put your redo logs on this? Temp space? How about the system tablespace? ;)