NVMe overview primer

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Updated 2/2/2018This is the first in a five-part mini-series providing a primer and overview of NVMe. View companion posts and more material at www.thenvmeplace.com. What is NVM Express (NVMe) Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) includes persistent memory such as NAND flash and other forms Solid State Devices (SSD). NVM express (NVMe) is a new ...

Various Hardware (SAS, SATA, NVM, M2) and Software (VHD) Defined Odd’s and Ends

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Various Hardware (SAS, SATA, NVM, M2) and Software (VHD) Defined Odd's and EndsEver need to add another GbE port to a small server, workstation or perhaps Intel NUC, however no PCIe slots are available? How about attaching a M2 form factor flash SSD card to a server or device that ...

NVMe Place NVM Non Volatile Memory Express Resources

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Welcome to NVMe place NVM Non Volatile Memory Express Resources. NVMe place is about Non Volatile Memory (NVM) Express (NVMe) with Industry Trends Perspectives, Tips, Tools, Techniques, Technologies, News and other information. Updated 8/23/2018 Disclaimer Please note that this NVMe place resources site is independent of the industry trade and promoters group NVM ...

Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek Gifts

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek GiftsThis is part one of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part two here. It is that time of the year when annual predictions are made for the upcoming year, including those that will ...

Care to help Coraid with a Storage I/O Content Conversation?

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Blog post - Can you help Coraid with a Storage I/O Content Conversation? Over the past week or so have had many email conversations with the Coraid marketing/public relations (PR) folks who want to share some of their content unique or custom content with you.Normally I (aka ...

Viking SATADIMM: Nand flash SATA SSD in DDR3 DIMM slot?

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Today computer and data storage memory vendor Viking announced that SSD vendor Solidfire has deployed their SATADIMM modules in DDR3 DIMM (e.g. Random Access Memory (RAM) main memory) slots of their SF SSD based storage solution.Solidfire SD solution with SATADIMM via VikingNand flash SATA SSD ...

As the platters spin, HDD’s for cloud, virtual and traditional storage environments

Friday, July 19th, 2013

HDDs for cloud, virtual and traditional storage environmentsUpdated 1/23/2018 As the platters spin is a follow-up to a recent series of posts on Hard Disk Drives (HDD's) along with some posts about How Many IOPS HDD's can do.HDD and storage trends and directions include ...

Putting some VMware ESX storage tips together: (Part II)

Monday, January 21st, 2013

In the first part of this post I showed how to use a tip from Dunacn Epping to fake VMware into thinking that a HHDD (Hybrid Hard Disk Drive) was a SSD. Now lets look at using a tip from Dave Warburton to make an internal SATA HDD into ...

Putting some VMware ESX storage tips together (Part I)

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Have you spent time searching the VMware documentation, on-line forums, venues and books to decide how to make a local dedicated direct attached storage (DAS) type device (e.g. SATA or SAS) be Raw Device Mappings (RDM)? Part two of this post looks at how to make an RDM ...

RAID and IOPS and IO observations

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

There are at least two different meanings for IOPs, which for those not familiar with the information technology (IT) and data storage meaning is Input/output Operations Per second (e.g. data movement activity). Another meaning for IOP that is ...

As the Hard Disk Drive HDD continues to spin

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

As the Hard Disk Drive HDD continues to spinUpdated 2/10/2018Despite having been repeatedly declared dead at the hands of some new emerging technology over the past several decades, the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) continues to spin and evolve as it moves towards its 60th birthday. More recently HDDs have been declared ...

Is the new HDS VSP really the MVSP?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Today HDS announced with much fan fare that must have been a million dollar launch budget the VSP (successor to the previous USPV and USPVM). Im also thinking that the HDS VSP (not to be confused with HP SVSP that HP OEMs via LSI) could also be called the ...

Seagate to say goodbye to Cayman Islands, Hello Ireland

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Seagate (NASDQ: STX) corporation, the parent of the company many people in IT and data storage in particular know as Seagate the disk drive manufacturer is moving their paper headquarters from the Cayman Islands where they have been based since 2000 to Ireland. ...

RAID Relevance Revisited

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Following up from some previous posts on the topic, a continued discussion point in the data storage industry is the relevance (or lack there) of RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks). These discussions tend to evolve around how RAID is dead due to its lack of real ...