Tag Archives: Solid-state drive

IBM makes some very cool storage announcements

IBM has today announced a whole swag of planned new features across the entire IBM Storage product line.  You can read the announcement letter here and I have also dropped the text at the bottom of this blog post (to save … Continue reading

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Performance and bench-marking tools

So you need to do some disk performance testing?   Maybe some benchmarking?  What tools are out there to help you out?   Well I am glad you asked… here are some that I use on my daily travels: IOmeter … Continue reading

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XIV Release 3.1 materials – including a really cool video

If you are interested in the current state of play with XIV, there are a huge number of new resources that have been created or updated as part of the XIV 3.1 update, so I thought I would give you … Continue reading

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XIV Release 3.1 – SSD Read Cache is go!

In July last year I blogged about a brief history of XIV. In that post I detailed how the XIV began as the Nextra, was then released as the IBM XIV and then updated to the XIV Gen3. So this … Continue reading

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Storwize V7000 Disk choices

With the announcement of 900GB 10K RPM drives for the Storwize V7000, the range of possible drives you can order is now even more outstanding. In the 2.5″ form factor IBM has the following 10K RPM drives: Feature 3203 300GB 2.5 inch. … Continue reading

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