I've been trying to understand the impacts of disabling hinted handoffs in a cassandra cluster. I'm researching this because I am operating a cassandra cluster (perhaps terribly) where all writes require consistency QUORUM. We are running into a bunch of issues around corrupted hint files and Im wondering if disabling hinted handoffs is an acceptable approach (considering all our writes are quorum). I can only find a single post on the issue.
This seems to suggest that I should be okay to disable hinted handoffs given my cluster use. That is if I am okay with sacrificing a little write throughput. If this is a terrible idea, I may have to write a program that automates the detection and subsequent deletion of corrupted hint files.