FreeBSD and SSD drives

Svein Skogen (Listmail account) svein-listmail at
Sun Feb 13 19:09:09 UTC 2011

On 13.02.2011 19:50, Adam Vande More wrote:
> 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.

I'm running two X25-m G2s myself. One in my laptop, the other in my
workstation (as systems and software drives, I used spinning metal for
raw storage in both). Nothing but praise from me.


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