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Date:      Sun, 26 Jun 2011 04:32:55 +0200
From:      Damien Fleuriot <>
To:        Joshua Isom <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: Performance of a USB ZIL for ZFS
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On 25 Jun 2011, at 19:17, Joshua Isom <> wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone had tried using a decent USB flash drive for the=
 ZIL.  I know it'd be hard finding one fast enough, but some from patriot se=
em like they might be suitable for home use.  Part of the idea is to just mi=
nimize hard drive thrashing and the wear and tear associated with it.  If it=
 helps prevent the drives from going bad, and doesn't hurt performance too b=
ad all the better.  But if it's going to hurt performance too much or not he=
lp prevent thrashing there isn't a point.
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I stopped reading at the title.
The answer is no.

Grab a SSD for $80-120ish.=

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