Intel SSD 710 Series Review (200GB) Discussion
Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:07 PM
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:49 PM
Over the next week we'll be pushing the 710's hard in RAID 0/1/5. If you have any special requests please post them here...
I would be highly interested in database benchmarks (TPS or IOPS). I don't care which database server software. I find synthetic benchmarks to be a good indicator of "potential" performance but not indicative of real-world work scenarios.
My use case is this: I am looking to upgrade my SaaS environment from HDD to SSD. Currently my CPU's (4x Xeon E7 8870 @ 2.4Ghz- -80 theads) are at 12~15% load which obviously is NOT the bottleneck. RAM (1TB) and Network (10Gbit) are also not a factor. I bought 2 HP LeftHand P4300G2 SAN units with the fastest HDD's they offer. After finding that they were the bottleneck (poor IOPS), I threw together a ZFS SAN with several SSD's for caching (ZIL and L2ARC) and 10x 600GB 15k SAS (RAID 10) and I nearly tripled the number of concurrent users the SaaS system could use. Even with the ZFS SAN, the CPU usage is still around 20~45% at full load, so this means that disk is still the bottleneck. The IOPS on the ZFS tripled over the HP SAN so performance gains are predicable and linear. Ideally, I would LOVE to just shove nothing but SSD's into my SAN. Cost is an issue on testing this as I would have to invest in them and if they don't improve anything further, then it was a huge bust.
I am not saying that you would have to emulate my environment, but perhaps setting up a quad core based box with 8GB of RAM a few SSD's to test, install LAMP with Wordpress or Drupal and load test with JMeter or Apache's built in load testing tool that would be awesome for readers!
I would love to see those numbers vs. HDD numbers.
Edited by NuTypeStorage, 23 September 2011 - 03:51 PM.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 12:01 AM
It does seem like the micron drive is a more modern and faster performing drive. Intel might have selected a bit too conservative approach
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