FreeBSD and SSD drives

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Sun Feb 13 18:50:05 UTC 2011

On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 12:12 PM, Frank Shute <frank at> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 12:05:51PM -0500, Maxim Khitrov wrote:
> >
> >
> > Can you guys please take Microsoft bashing elsewhere? This thread is
> > about FreeBSD and SSDs - a topic I'd like to hear more about from
> > people with first-hand experience in running such setup.
> >
> > - Max
> Agreed. I posted my short experience of using an SSD as a workstation
> drive and I'd be interested in hearing the experience of any other
> users. Problems? Praise? Let's hear it.

I have two personal SSD's, one an older PATA model in my laptop and an X-25
serving as a ZIL.  I have had a great experience with them, but I know the
Intel doesn't properly obey cache flush requests even with updated firmware
so I guess that would be my biggest problem with them.

Adam Vande More

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