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Re: SSD (Michal Suchanek) writes:

>Given the system has enough memory it can buffer a
>lot of data without the need for the system to slow down while waiting
>for disk writes.

SSD writes are slow because the technology requires to write (erase)
in large chunks of 256k or more but the OS writes in chunks of
4K..64K. Such small writes therefore cause extra read-modify-write

The better SSD therefore have some huge write cache so that at least
large sequential writes get faster.

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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