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Old June 10, 2012, 04:24 PM
Ardric Ardric is offline
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15K SAS drives like the Savvio and Cheetah were always an option if you wanted a really fast spinny drive. Velocoraptors seemed like a low-budget consumer version of a server drive. If you really want a server drive, then buy a server drive and get it over with.

With SSD's where they are today, the applications where a 15K drive (or array of them) is the best choice are becoming very narrow and rare. Nothing in my various workflows needs a drive like that now. I lean more on the network and my Linux-based fileserver (stuffed full of 5400 rpm drives and DRAM). Everything that needs speed is on an SSD, and nothing remaining is really constrained much by 1G ethernet. All a workstation really needs is a small SSD for the OS and a local My Documents folder, while everything of bulk is on the server. I'm more looking forward to when 10G ethernet comes down in price.
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