Category Archive For: RAID

Open-E webcast

Installing Open-E DSS V7 with two SSDs in a RAID 1

Installing Open-E DSS V7 in your system may be done in multiple ways. In this webcast, our host presents how to use SSD drives in a RAID 1 configuration as ...

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Unusual request…

Last week I was visiting a customer in Sweden for product training. One of the main reasons they required an on-site training was for a very unusual request: The goal ...

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Short Story about IO-Errors

Hardware failure is not an exception, it is a normal process. I guess most of you would agree with this statement. The real case we have experienced a few weeks ...

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DSS V6 powered Duplex-Server, a better Dual Controller

Recently I was reading an old post about the end of the Dual Controller Architecture. www.informationweek.com/news/storage/ Today, almost 4 years later still Dual Controllers is kind of an obvious choice ...

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SSDs

To use or not to use SSDs? That is the admins question!

It’s quicker, it’s lighter, it does not generate any noise and has a lower work temperature…Furthermore, it doesn’t have any mechanical, moving components so it offers you not only a ...

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RAID 5, RAID 6

RAID 5? RAID 6? Or Another AltErnativEE?

Updated 19/11/2021 Here we are again with the next part of our RAID series. This time we’ll be taking a look at RAID 5, RAID 6, and two alternatives – ...

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RAID 0

What is RAID 0

We published an article about RAID 5: “How does RAID 5 work? The Shortest and Easiest explanation ever” – now is the time for the whole series.  We will try ...

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Hardware failure

Hardware failure, RAID rebuilds, and Data/Volume Replication

Hardware failure can be a show stopper for any shop without proper backups and hardware reserves. It can be very costly to send hard drives for data recovery. Even with ...

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Iometer

Random vs. Sequential explained.

Very often, storage product users do not know what kind of performance numbers to expect in real operations. Why do storage vendors claim such great performance when measured by an ...

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What you can expect from SSD?

Hard disk performance is limited by mechanical parts velocity and there is no solution for this issue. Servers are using RAID for redundancy and for performance. Thanks to RAID technology ...

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