The Test To Failure of Six SSD Drives
SSD is the new rage, and with good reason. As more SSD drives are becoming a significant part of our storage infrastructure at organizations around the world, it is interesting to see how these new darlings of storage performance can hold up when put to a serious test.
Picking Up Where Iometer Leaves Off
The usual reporting we see on SSD tests is a screen shot of an Iometer workload which is often done over a relatively short period of time. The real testing comes into play when a consistent, aggressive workload is applied to a SSD drive and we see performance as a longer time passes.
The team at The Tech Report decided to take a run at pushing six SSD drives to the edge to see how they would perform, and survive. As you’ll read here in this great post Casualties on the way to a Petabyte some drives stood up better than others, but under the significant amount if I/O, all suffered different fates.
This is good information to have as you evaluate what SSD under load will behave like, and the potential path to failure for SSD hardware.