Can RAID extend the life of nand flash SSD?

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Can RAID extend nand flash SSD life? Imho, the short answer is YES, under some circumstances.There is a myth and some FUD that RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) can shorten the life durability of nand flash SSD (Solid State Device) vs. HDD (Hard Disk Drives) due to extra ...

Have SSDs been unsuccessful with storage arrays (with poll)?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

I hear people talking about how Solid State Devices (SSDs) have not been successful with or for vendors of storage arrays, particular legacy storage systems. Some people have also asserted that large storage arrays are dead at the hands of new purpose-built SSD appliances or storage ...

Are large storage arrays dead at the hands of SSD?

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

An industry trends and perspective.. Are large storage arrays dead at the hands of SSD? Short answer NO not yet. There is still a place for traditional storage arrays or appliances particular those with extensive features, functionality and reliability availability serviceability (RAS). In other words, there is still a place for ...

Why SSD based arrays and storage appliances can be a good idea (Part II)

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

This is the second of a two-part post about why storage arrays and appliances with SSD drives can be a good idea, here is link to the first post. So again, why would putting drive form factors SSDs be a bad idea for existing storage systems, arrays and appliances? Benefits of ...

Why SSD based arrays and storage appliances can be a good idea (Part I)

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

This is the first of a two-part series, you can read part II here. Robin Harris (aka @storagemojo) recently in a blog post asks a question and thinks solid state devices (SSDs) using SAS or SATA interface in traditional hard disk drive (HDD) form factors are a bad idea ...

SAS Disk Drives Appearing in Larger Mid-Range Arrays

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

2.5" and 3.5" 10,000RPM (10K) and 15,000RPM (15K) SAS disk drives have been available for entry level and SMB solutions from the likes of Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Infotrend, LSI, NetApp, Promise, Sun and Xyratex among others for some time now. HDS recently introduced a new mid-range solution the ...