Re: [squid-users] Squid sizing..

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 00:41:17 +0100

Don Campbell wrote:
> So maybe a better question would be.. Given a T1 of outgoing connectivity,
> how much drive space should I allocate, which leads to the amount of memory
> needed.. I arbitrarily picked a 40Gig drive because its raw performance is
> 50% higher than the 20Gig 7200 rpm drives I have, but that doesn't mean I
> really need to use all the space.. Maybe I only need to cache a weeks worth
> of data, maybe two weeks, I don't know..

For Squid the most important thing is seek times. Raw disk bandwidth
does not matter very much. Because of this you usually get better
performance out of two slighly slower drives than one ultra-fast one..

Henrik Nordtrom
Squid Hacker
Received on Fri Mar 23 2001 - 16:45:37 MST

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