I am pondering a difficult question. Should I choose SAS or SATA? I ask, because I building an IO intensive application, and would like to know if the benefits of SAS outweigh those of SATA (enough to make it worth the dosh).
I will be placing many relatively small files on these drives, and reading / writing somewhat randomly. I am mindful that in the past, SCSI would usually destroy IDE drives, from a random IO perspective, but IDE was much cheaper. Now I have to choose among their latest incarnations, that of SAS and SATA, but haven't found much information on the internet. with the general exception of various sites saying that they perform somewhat identically (no real details under what conditions).