Convert wrote:I was looking at the Samsung simply becuase it's generally considered the SSD to get. However, the cheapest 120GB SSD is around $90, so a $60 price difference could get me an extra 60GB SSD. I'd be fine with some el cheapo 120GB SSD so long as it could handle 4 instances running off it.
Chrispy_ wrote:VM's biggest disk issue is insufficient IOPS. Transfer rate differences between SSD's are minor compared to the IOPS differences.
Look at heavily queued 4K writes. Everest II (Vertex 4) and Sandforce SF2281 (Loads of drives, even cheap async ones) are going to be your winners.
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