How much slower is Disk vs. RAM latency?

BY Doug Breaker

February 08, 2011

It takes longer to access data stored on your hard disk vs. RAM. But how big is the difference? It’s really big.

How can you tell if you your web application is being impacted by slow disk access? What impacts I/O performance? What’s the best path to fixing the bottleneck? How do you monitor it? On Thursday, Christian Paredes of Blue Box Group joins us to talk about disk i/o.

UPDATED: Christian’s article has been published:

Understanding Disk I/O – when should you be worried?

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