[Chugalug] Lovin' Linux 2

Eric Wolf ebwolf at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 05:03:34 UTC 2012

I just read some more about SSD reliability. There doesn't seem to be a
clear answer. My meta-analysis says that some people emit bogons that SSDs
are particularly sensitive to. It seems people experience either no
problems at all or failure rates approaching 100%.

I guess the answer is to make sure you have a good backup plan in place.
All of my critical data is replicated across 4 machines via DropBox. I have
a license for PogoPlug Backup and probably should start using that too.


Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 7:43 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:

> So far, with a sample size of 5, I have yet to experience any failures
> with my SSDs. I have stuck to the same brand (OCZ) and model (Agility 3
> 240GB). That may help.
> I did experience the trouble OCZ had with the Sandforce controller and the
> Intel Z68 chipset. It wasn't anything specific to OCZ but they caught the
> brunt of the flack because they were first on the market. But that's been
> resolved for almost a year.
> -Eric
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> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
> On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Dan Lyke <danlyke at flutterby.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 16:50:11 -0600
>> Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I probably should put the rest of my spinny disks in the ESX server
>> > for backup.
>> You should backup all your disks. If experience, both with flash in
>> general and with SSDs at work in particular, holds, the solid state
>> memory will have a much higher failure rate than the spinny disks.
>> Not that you aren't tempting me to put an SSD in my laptop. Just don't
>> expect it to be as long-term reliable as a spinny.
>> Dan
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