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Intel has replaced its data centre-class 710 SSD - and its poor write performance - with a DC S3700 that reads twice as fast and writes 15 times faster. The DC, standing for Data Centre, S3700 uses the same 25nm High-Endurance Technology (HET) multi-level cell NAND as the 710 - it was announced roughly only a year ago after all …

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Interesting article.

But why cripple it with a stupid headline? May be suitable for Bootnotes, but this isn't on Bootnotes.

The time you save thinking up laboured, 'clever' headlines could be better spent on other things. Even having a drink in the pub.

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Are the old issues fixed?

I thought I read somewhere that these models had a capacitor to keep the write cache from being lost on power outage. The X-25s were known to have issues where data was lost even if write barriers were turned on.

http://www.evanjones.ca/intel-ssd-durability.html

Even worse, when the SSDs where set in the modes to flush transactions to disk reliably the performance was about the same as a raid setup.

http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/2009/03/02/ssd-xfs-lvm-fsync-write-cache-barrier-and-lost-transactions/

*As I'm writing this I've read that the 710 has "Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection" that should protect the drive from power loss. I can't wait to see this benchmarked and trialed on real database loads.

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