- Feb 6, 2014
they (all of a sudden) care more about the "speed" (exactly latency) than about the (small) possible data loss
The lack of power loss prevention (PLP) on the drive is (or rather will be) directly related to the poor SLOG performance; most drives are very slow if you force them to write directly to NAND. Drives with PLP can "sort of ignore" the command to flush their cache and continue using RAM to accelerate writes.
Even a used Intel DC S3700 200G should be around the USD$50 mark and provide significantly more performance.