[THIN] Re: new Dell 1650 questions?

  • From: "Braebaum, Neil" <neil.braebaum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 16:20:23 -0000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barry Flanagan [mailto:barry.flanagan@xxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 28 October 2002 16:14
> To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: [THIN] Re: new Dell 1650 questions?
> BTW, has anyone priced out QikDrives and Qik Cache from 
> Platypus Technologies lately. Their Solid State drives can 
> greatly improves performance and scalability, but the last 
> time I looked they were incredibly expensive.

I've not priced them, but I did do a fair amount of evaluation and
performance testing of these solid state devices, compared with hardware
RAID volume pagefiles.

I'm not about to publish results, publicly, for particular vendors products
- don't think it would be fair.

What I would say, is that outside of using other products to reduce paging
as much as possible, my recommendation (on balance) would be a good hardware
RAID implementation for pagefile volumes (unless you are talking about
monster size servers - ie not necessarily terminal server implementations).

Uncannily enough, there was a debate, some time ago, here, regarding the
usage of hardware RAID on terminal servers - at the time, some contributors
behaved like it was an outrageous, unnecessary, and over-the-top, practice
to use hardware RAID, on terminal server.


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