On Fri, Aug 03, 2012 at 08:39:55PM -0500, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

> For the slog, you should look for a SLC technology SSD which saves  
> unwritten data on power failure.  In Intel-speak, this is called  
> "Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection".  I am not running across any  
> Intel SSDs which claim to match these requirements.

seems to qualify:

"Enhanced power-loss data protection. Saves all cached data in the process of 
written before the Intel SSD 710 Series shuts down, which helps minimize 
data loss in the event of an unexpected system power loss."

> Extreme write IOPS claims in consumer SSDs are normally based on large  
> write caches which can lose even more data if there is a power failure.

Intel 311 with a good UPS would seem to be a reasonable tradeoff.
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