Tag Archive: ssd


First SSD Killed. Yay.

At some point in 2009, I bought an Intel x25 Postville G2. Everyone was scared that SSDs would break down too quickly and I almost made the error of buying one of OCZ’s Vertex drives, but in the end I picked the more expensive Intel drive and it worked brilliantly. This weekend, 3 years later, …

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Aligning an SSD on Linux

Illustration of a sector on a hard drive
I’ve got a small home server with a software RAID-5 for storing my files. It also runs a few virtual machines and acts as a NAT router for internet access. Nothing expensive, just some Frankensteinian patchwork built from old hardware left over when I upgraded my workstation. Nevertheless, I granted it a brand new Intel …

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