Tag Archives: disk

Short stroking disk drives to improve performance

Reading a post from Hans DeLeenheer (VEEAM) which ramped up quite a bit including responses from Calvin Zito (HP), Alex McDonald (NetApp) and Nigel Poulton. The discussion started on a [..]

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Why partition alignment on disk matters (Linux)

Linux has been pretty good with and for storage. The sheer volume of options w.r.t. filesystems, volume-managers, access methods (FC, iSCSI, NFS, DAS etc), multi-pathing  but also the [..]

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One rotten apple spoils the bunch – 3

In the previous 2 blog-posts we looked at some areas why a fibre-channel fabric still might have problems even with all redundancy options available and MPIO checking for [..]

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Help, my Thin Provisioning is not working

On many occasions I’ve seen posts from storage administrator who mapped some luns to hosts and on the first use the entire pool got whacked with all bells [..]

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Why disk drives have become slower over the years

What is the first question vendors get (or at least used to get) when a customer (non-technical) calls???I’ll spare you the guesswork: “What does a TB of disks [..]

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The end of spinning disks (part 2)

Maybe you found the previous article a bit hypothetical and is not substantiated by facts but merely some guestimations? To put some beef into the equation I’ll try [..]

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The end of spinning disks

Did you ever wonder how long this industry will rely on spinning disk? I do and I think that within 5 to 10/15 years we’ve reached the end [..]

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