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M4600H Details
Competitor to the Data-On 4U 60 disk monster...
devices  electronics  hardware  chassis  storage  inch  3.5inch  3.5  HDD  60  SATA  SAS  JBOD  rackmount  Delicious 
december 2012 by asteroza
Future proof » Tim’s F6 driver guide
Only 3 brands of USB floppy are supported in Windows XP installs when needing a mass storage driver (demarcated in txtsetup.sif) so that HP USB Floppy Drive Key won't work. But if you modify the ISO by changing the txtsetup.sif to add additional hardware vendors, it should work. Though if you go to the trouble of modifying the ISO, you may as well slipstream patches and additional storage drivers from a driverpack.
edit  ID  vendor  hardware  PCI  txtsetup.sif  tricks  SATA  tips  sysadmin  install  driver  storage  drive  flopy  F6  XP  windows  Delicious 
august 2012 by asteroza
Tool for converting a windows install on a SATA drive set to legacy/PATA/IDE mode in the BIOS to a version that operates with the true AHCI driver in BIOS ACHI mode. Only for intel chipsets, and coverage is limited, but this will save you from a full reinstall.
BIOS  SATA  mode  IDE  PATA  legacy  AHCI  intel  chipset  driver  windows  OS  install  conversion  tools  utilities  sysadmin  tips  tricks  japan  Delicious 
january 2012 by asteroza
RSC-5D Specification
Interesting server chassis. But no interior pictures to show exactly how those 48 disks are cabled to the motherboard. Possible ghetto backblaze storagepod base?
48  HDD  hard  disk  drive  enclosure  rackmount  chassis  server  case  SATA  storage  storagepod  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
MB882HX-1SB_Other SSD Related Product_SSD KIT_ICY DOCK manufacturer Removable enclosure, Screwless hard drive enclosure, SAS SATA Mobile Rack, DVR Surveillance Recording, Video Audio Editing, SATA portable hard drive enclosure
Simple little inline SATA caching solution, using a special controller to trick the OS into thinking it has a SSD that is double the size of the physical SSD, backed by the HDD, which loses that double amount from it's size.
SSD  HDD  hard  disk  hybrid  expander  hardware  devices  SATA  3.5inch  2.5inch  3.5  2.5  adapter  inline  cache  storage  Delicious  electronics 
august 2011 by asteroza
Marvell Launches New DragonFly Virtual Storage Accelerator [SNW Spring 2011] |
This appears at first glance to be a server local caching card that uses local SSD's, with drivers that hook into the hypervisor's network storage drivers (probably iSCSI, maybe NFS) as a transparent network storage caching layer local to a hypervisor, reducing network IO. Which is an interesting way towards boosting speed, since many VM servers using network storage have idle/empty storage slots onboard.
marvell  Dragonfly  virtual  storage  accelerator  card  PCIe  PCIexpress  x8  network  iSCSI  SAN  hardware  electronics  devices  cache  caching  VMware  linux  KVM  Xen  XenServer  Hyper-V  SAS  SATA  hypervisor  machine  server  VM  acceleration  Delicious 
august 2011 by asteroza
Overview | Nexsan E60 | By Name | Products | Nexsan
Nice high density storage hardware, but a pity about the setup. RAID6 isn't going to save you from bitrot, and it only gets worse as the disk size goes up since spinning hard disk sustained access speeds have topped out around 125MB/sec, but disk sizes are going over 2TB now so restriping an array is an exercise in patience. AutoMAID is interesting, but that's really only applicable when using certain storage access styles and filesystems. Also note that it requires a 1.2m (48 inches!) depth rack (most racks are 32-36 inches!). Too bad I can't stuff Nexenta into this directly, though I suppose stringing it up via 10Gbit iSCSI to a Nexenta head wouldn't be too bad...
devices  Nexsan  E60  4U  60  disk  SATA  SAS  storage  server  appliance  iSCSI  fibre  channel  FC  SFP  LC  hardware  Delicious  electronics 
march 2011 by asteroza
Visualizing System Latency - ACM Queue
Some interesting stuff showing latency spreads involving multiple disks, mirroring, JBOD, ZIL (and maybe L2ARC), which makes for interesting reading. There seems to be some weirdness regarding bus contention. Does this have implications for SAS/SATA port expanders and/or JBOD enclosures when using ZFS?
ZFS  disk  latency  research  heatmap  througput  performance  analysis  storage  information  visualization  JBOD  ZIL  SAS  SATA  port  expander  Delicious 
june 2010 by asteroza
Hitachi launches Blu-Ray-SSD hybrid drive • The Register
Okay, I'm probably not the only one who initially was scratching their heads wondering what value a SSD would add to a optical drive, since the title is a little misleading. This is a good idea if there is actually space left in the optical drive form factor to get away with this though.
Hitachi  LG  HyDrive  Blu-ray  SSD  flash  memory  storage  hybrid  SATA  drive  hardware  electronics  devices  small  form  factor  combo  dual  Delicious 
june 2010 by asteroza
interesting alternative to the backblaze storage pod, which allows access to individual drives for more throughput
SAS  SATA  storage  server  ZFS  solaris  opensolaris  alternative  backblaze  storagepod  hardware  electronics  devices  filetype:jpg  media:image  Delicious 
may 2010 by asteroza
James Neal
Apparently this guy got a Backblaze StoragePod working with OpenSolaris, so it should be possible to do Nexenta on one. Though he probably did some tweaking to the choice of motherboard and RAID cards, plus he probably used a very recent build of OpenSolaris to get over the port multiplier issue.
OpenSolaris  Nexenta  ZFS  SATA  Backblaze  storagepod  storage  server  hardware  electronics  devices  tips  tricks  Delicious 
may 2010 by asteroza
Chenbro Micom Co., Ltd.
Not actually 36 ports, since it's counting the external and upstream ports (actually 24 internal). Still needs an additional SAS HBA, but this is probably cheaper than buying a 24 port Areca SAS RAID card just to run in JBOD mode, provided you can live with the bandwidth bottleneck of 4 lane SAS (12Gb?)
Chenbro  SAS  SATA  expander  24  port  multiplier  board  hardware  electronics  devices  storage  server  Delicious 
may 2010 by asteroza
CMRR - Secure Erase
HDDerase uses ATA/SATA command set secure wipe erasure, which deletes bad blocks normally unreachable by DBAN and other software hard disk erase programs. Writes zeros to all sectors via the firmware, so no IO over the ATA/SATA cable basically, just write head flight time is the limiting factor on speed.
HDDerase  secure  erase  hard  disk  drive  wipe  wiping  software  free  sysadmin  tools  utilities  magnetic  media  ATA  SATA  command  set  Delicious 
march 2008 by asteroza

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