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Add SSD to Your ZIL

May 6, 2009
Samsungs new SSD generation using multi-level cell (MLC) flash and a multi-channel flash controller with NCQ and 128MB SDRAM cache.

Samsung's new SSD generation using multi-level cell (MLC) flash and a multi-channel flash controller with NCQ and 128MB SDRAM cache.

Tom’s Hardware has a good review on the state of current SSD options out there. As discussed in previous posts, the ZFS file system offers hybrid storage aspects out of the box. This game-changing technology allows for “holy grail” levels of price-performance with the key technology being SSD for caching. That’s the value proposition our friends at Nexenta have been preaching.

To see what this means in a ZFS storage environment, go no farther than Sun’s blog: Brendan Gregg has posted a great blog on how ZFS’ L2ARC can be comitted to SSD to dramatically increase effective IOPS and drastically reduce latency. The results speak for themselves…

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  1. Updated:

    Fixed broken link to results…

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  2. […] med RAM är dock att du måste ha en UPS för att inte riskera dataförlust om strömmen går. En SSD-disk eller någon annan sorts lokalt ansluten lagringsvolym med likvärdig eller bättre prestanda är […]

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