This paper provides a comparative analysis of the characteristics of solid state drives, ioDrives, and SAS rotational drives using a decision support workload simulated by the TPC-H 100GB benchmark. All tests were conducted on the HP ProLiant DL380 G6. It is expected that the readers have basic knowledge of drives and their performance characteristics, as well as a familiarity with flash memory technology.

Comparisons on performance, price, power and cooling, disk space, and rack space are included.

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