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From Paul Libbrecht <>
Subject Re: SSD Experience
Date Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:19:00 GMT
I think we're getting out of topic about Lucene usage for SSDs but I fully acknowledge that
below mail: SSDs are faster than normal disk for development.
Actually, one of the things that got real faster with the SSD is IntelliJ indexing and reboot;
I could not tell if it is using Lucene sadly.

It's been so much a difference that I prefer my old laptop than my newer one (2 y differences,
both macbooks).


Le 23 août 2011 à 11:04, Toke Eskildsen a écrit :

> On Tue, 2011-08-23 at 10:23 +0200, Dawid Weiss wrote:
>> This one is humorous (watch for foul language though). It does get to 
>> the point, however, and Bergman is a clever guy:
> We installed SSDs in all developer machines in 2009 (Intel X25) and
> haven't looked back. They are now default for new laptops, most desktops
> and all search server machines (okay, except for a rusty old test
> machine, but that is mostly used for index building).
> I think one of the important points that Bergman states is that SSDs are
> cheaper than harddrives, if we're looking at performance instead of disk
> space. The gut reaction is "but they are so expensive" but when we're
> comparing to the alternative of RAIDing and bulking up on RAM, this
> often turns out to be wrong. For developer machines, the advantage of a
> more responsive machine is obvious.

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