I could maybe understand if it was a caching server in a data center but other than that its a pointless statistic :)
Yes untimately they are aimed at those intending to run heavy workload databases which can burn through program/erase cycles.
I guess only time will tell on how well the Intels stand up vs "Enterprise" SSDs, depends if you're willing to run the risk of a bunch of them dying in a year or two time if the worst happens vs the speed increase you get right now
SsdReady: Life measurement and monitoring tool for solid-state drives but the trial ran out so I uninstalled it.
The data was something like 400mb writes a day (yes seriously that low) for a 1000 pupil school who use Sims extensively.
We've run Sims on an SSD for 2 and a half years now and the tool reported 97% lifespan. Not sure how accurate it is but its nice to know.
I'm not entirely sure that I am running that tool correctly because my desktop thinks it will be writing 38GB per day :-\
Out of interest, how long does the Intel tool say you have left on your database logfile drive and backup servers? (see http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=18455)
From my experience with MS SQL server it uses very little disk writes, I was suprised. I guess it does it all in RAM most of the time.
@zag: That is very low utilisation... What about the backup server?
sims credentials.txt ... really?