Are consumer SSDs ready for virtualisation?

From: Martin Bach <>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:44:33 +0100 (CET)
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Good morning all,

I was wondering if consumer SSDs are ready for virtualisation? I.e. I currently have 4 500G disks in a RAID 0 to get the maximum performance of the otherwise rather slow disks. SSDs offer vastly improved performance, esp. in writing (the one I looked at apparently writes 175M/s in an unspecified workload)

Now the question is: are these consumer SSDs ready for typical virtualisation workloads? This won't be production, but a 2 node RAC cluster generates a bit more IO than Word or Excel...

Anyone mind sharing experience? Oh, I'd use OpenSuSE 11.4 or 12.1 as the dom0 for xen.

Best regards,


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