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From Shawn Heisey <>
Subject Re: Hardware Specs Question
Date Fri, 03 Sep 2010 01:45:11 GMT
  On 9/2/2010 2:54 AM, Toke Eskildsen wrote:
> We've done a fair amount of experimentation in this area (1997-era SSDs
> vs. two 15.000 RPM harddisks in RAID 1 vs. two 10.000 RPM harddisks in
> RAID 0). The harddisk setups never stood a chance for searching. With
> current SSD's being faster than harddisks for writes too, they'll also
> be better for index building, although not as impressive as for
> searches. Old notes at

How does it compare to six SATA drives in a Dell hardware RAID10?  
That's what my VM hosts have, which each run three large shards and a 
couple of supporting systems.

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