What SSD performance specs can you believe?

by Jim Bahn, Astute Networks VNM020413 – Leah Schoeb of The Evaluator Group, wrote a nice piece about storage benchmarking that we highly recommend. It appears in the January issue of Storage Magazine http://bit.ly/113klb2, and at http://bit.ly/YPgHQv. I won’t reiterate her article here, but I would like to simply point out that the specs many vendors throw around don’t come with the appropriate caveats. They don’t mention block size, or special caching, or what network protocols were used. And if you’re like me and you grew up in the HDD world, be prepared for a different set of rules for measuring and benchmarking solid state storage. Read more at http://bit.ly/XbE6Xx http://bit.ly/XbE6Xx

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