Want: Intel SSD

intel_ssd

80 gigs is plenty. Geoff got one and apparently it is rather awesome:

AngryParsley: Sequential
AngryParsley: Uncached Write 79.74 MB/sec [4K blocks]
AngryParsley: Uncached Write 64.97 MB/sec [256K blocks] 
AngryParsley: Uncached Read 30.30 MB/sec [4K blocks]
AngryParsley: Uncached Read 206.61 MB/sec [256K blocks]
AngryParsley: Random
AngryParsley: Uncached Write 65.81 MB/sec [4K blocks]
AngryParsley: Uncached Write 66.96 MB/sec [256K blocks]
AngryParsley: Uncached Read 9.49 MB/sec [4K blocks]
AngryParsley: Uncached Read 177.63 MB/sec [256K blocks]
AngryParsley: yeah, not bad for a laptop drive

Update: Apparently Joel Spolsky got one and loved it too. And there’s a good review of it on Anandtech. Also, the review reminded me of this piece on latency by an old colleague of mine.