Caching and Data Integrity Recommendations

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Solid State Drives

Because a solid state drive (SSD) has no moving parts, it can provide excellent performance and longevity. Unfortunately, not all SSDs are designed to provide data integrity in case of power failure. Because of this, some SSDs may not offer recoverability.

Know your drive. It is important when choosing a solid state drive to read its specifications carefully. Pay particular attention to specifications that pertain to reliability and recoverability. In addition, run tests on the drive you have selected so you can observe first-hand their behavior in case of a power loss.

WARNING: It is important to understand the devices used in your system.