On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 01:21:26PM -0700, Brandon High wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Ray Van Dolson <rvandol...@esri.com> wrote:
> > It seems to perform similarly to the X-25E as well (3300 IOPS for
> > random writes).  Perhaps the drive can be overprovisioned as well?
> >
> > My impression was that Intel was classifying the 3xx series as
> > non-Enterprise however.  Even with the SLC.
> I don't think the 311 has any over-provisioning (other than the 7%
> from GB -> GiB conversion). I believe it is an X25-E with only 5
> channels populated. The upcoming enterprise models are MLC based and
> have greater over-provisioning AFAIK.
> The 20GB 311 only costs ~ $100 though. The 100GB Intel 710 costs ~ $650.
> The 311 is a good choice for home or budget users, and it seems that
> the 710 is much bigger than it needs to be for slog devices.

My thoughts exactly.

If the 311 is aimed at home users (wear-wise in _addition_ to marketing
wise), then it doesn't really seem there is a suitable "Intel"
replacement for the X-25E as far as an slog device is concerned.

The drives are all way too big. :)

We are currently looking at using the 320 or 710 overprovisioned
(though the latter is likely more than we want to spend).

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