I have been testing a ECZ RevoDrive 480 Gb for a couple of days now and I must say I'm very impressed.
I setup a new development environment for a datawarehosue project on an old retired IBM 3650 server and copied the current production enviornment from a 3650 M2 server.
New dev server having slower CPU's and less RAM.
The production enviornment uses a dual path 4 Gb FC HBA connection to a NetApp 3170 with two aggregates, a total of 80 spindles.
On this I run a ETL job, creating stage tables from network sources, loading a warehouse database and finaly processing a cube in Analytic server. All on the same server, with everything on one OCZ RevoDrive. In the production server this takes almost 4 hours to complete. In the dev environment just over 2 hours.
I'm pretty amazed by the performance I get for this kind of money.
Next week I will get the bigger OCZ Z-drive R2 p84 with almost the double performance.
That will be even better I think.
We are planning on implementing this kind of solution for production systems next year.
My only concern i reliablity, how long will they work, do I need to mirror two cards to be safe ...???
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