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Subject RE: [users@httpd] Best Hardware to buy for Apache
Date Tue, 28 Aug 2007 16:35:46 GMT
The benefit in quick drives is relative. It would depend on your
If you are serving huge files all of the time then yes, and probably
also if you are saving a lot of files most of the time.

Linux caches disk reads so having lots of ram would help with this, but
I do not know which OS you intend to use.

Of all the hardware components disk IO will always be the slowest so the
quicker the better, within reason of course. 4 Serial ATA drives
configured with raid 10 might be a good idea and relatively cheap.


> Thanks for the reply
> I could bump to 4 G of ram. As the machine will be mostly 
> acting as a load balancer, will there be a benefit in quick drives?
> Thanks
> AFrieze

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