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24 SSD's in Raid

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March 26, 2009 1:39:13 AM

Check this out, 24 X 256GB Samsung SSD's in Raid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96dWOEa4Djs

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March 26, 2009 8:55:50 PM

Fun :) 

But SSDs are using RAID0 internally already, or at least the underlying technological principles of striping and parallel operation. So, you might as well get one big SSD which has its own RAID0 implementation. Some of these exist already, but because Serial ATA is too slow for these solutions, they come in PCI-express x8 cards, acting as RAID controller with onboard flash memory chips. They may even have a battery backup unit, and you have the ultimate storage product. ;) 
March 26, 2009 10:29:00 PM

Translucency said:
Fun :) 

But SSDs are using RAID0 internally already, or at least the underlying technological principles of striping and parallel operation. So, you might as well get one big SSD which has its own RAID0 implementation. Some of these exist already, but because Serial ATA is too slow for these solutions, they come in PCI-express x8 cards, acting as RAID controller with onboard flash memory chips. They may even have a battery backup unit, and you have the ultimate storage product. ;) 



show me where i can buy a 6tb ssd.

sata itself isnt slow. most raid controllers cant handle 10,000+ iop/s.

pretty decent read on the subject:
http://www.anandtech.com/printarticle.aspx?i=3532

March 26, 2009 11:31:13 PM

Take a look here:
http://www.fusionio.com/products.aspx

Those you can also combine together with internal RAID.

The capacities are no-where near 6TB right now, unless you're paying insane amounts for a custom order. But that is because SSD is primary aimed at performance and reliability benefits, and not ideally suited to replace mass-storage in the short term.

So in plain english that means that in some years every new computer has an SSD as primary "boot" drive for fast IOps combined with a large mechanical HDD ranging from 2TB to 5TB. Since storing MP3s and documents does not require much performance, SSDs don't have a key advantage in this area. For mass-storage the cost per GB has always been key. And SSD can't compete in this area and that will not change in the short term.
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