We've been looking into using SSDs with Oracle to speed up our test migration runs. It currently takes 12-18 hours to complete a migration run, depnding on the volume of data (we're obviously doing lots of performance tweaking too). We've a number of cheap linux boxes we're using for various runs and analysis.
The cost of SSDs direct from Dell is prohibitive. I was wondering if anyone has experience of using consumer SSDs (such as the Crucial/Micron ones).
I realise TRIM support would be an issue on Linux (using Centos). Has anyone used them on Windows 7 to counter this?