Seagate has shipped over 10 Million storage HHDD’s, is that a lot?

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Seagate has shipped over 10 Million storage HHDD's, is that a lot? Recently Seagate made an announcement that they have shipped over 10 million Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDD) also known as Solid State Hybrid Drives (SSHD) over that past few years. Disclosure Seagate has been a StorageIO client.I know ...

Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy The question to ask yourself is not if flash Solid State Device (SSD) technologies are in your future. Instead the questions are when, where, using what, how to configure and related themes. SSD including traditional DRAM and NAND flash-based ...

March 2014 StorageIO Update Newsletter : Cisco Cloud, VMware VSAN and More

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Industry Trends Perspectives: Cisco Cloud and VMware VSAN...

Dell Inspiron 660 i660, Virtual Server Diamond in the rough?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Dell Inspiron 660 i660, Virtual Server Diamond in the rough? During the 2013 post thanksgiving black friday shopping day, I did some on-line buying including a Dell Inspiron 660 i660 (5629BK) to be used as a physical machine (PM) or VMware host (among other things). Now technically I know, this is ...

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 ...

Seagate provides proof of life: Enterprise HDD enhancements

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Proof of life: Enterprise Hard Disk Drives (HDD's) are enhanced Last week while hard disk drive (HDD) competitor Western Digital (WD) was announcing yet another (Velobit) in a string of acquisitions ( e.g. earlier included Stec, Arkeia) and investments (Skyera), Seagate announced new enterprise class HDD's to their portfolio. ...

Can we get a side of context with them IOPS server storage metrics?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Can we get a side of context with them server storage metrics?Updated 2/10/2018Whats the best server storage I/O network metric or benchmark? It depends as there needs to be some context with them IOPS and other server storage I/O metrics that matter. There is an old saying that the best I/O ...