What's the realized performance gain for an SSD drive?


Artur Bergman has a great lightning talk from Velocity 2011 on SSDs that we recommend watching.

In short, there’s major increase in read/write operations per second. The increase is so large that it more than justifies the cost (in 2011 prices) several times over. The I/O gains impact the software stack, so all teams ultimately benefit from SSD servers, not just your operations or systems teams.