If WRITE_SAME can be a semaphore for thin un-provisioning, what about TRIM? It sounds like a perfect fit, and has wider implementation to boot! Let's take a deeper look. First, I'd like to remind the reader that I'm not some specialist storage engineer. I am regular guy who wanted to know about this TRIM thing. I welcome corrections and feedback on this piece! We … [Read more...] about Is TRIM Useful For Thin Provisioning?
Like clockwork, VMware has cranked out another update to their flagship enterprise product, ESX 3.5. The last update came out in early November, 2008, and included some major new functionality. What's in store this time to intrigue storage folks? Not much. For more information on earlier updates, see my articles: Storage Fixes in VMware ESX Server 3.5 Update … [Read more...] about Storage Changes in VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4
I imagine every home computer hacker one day finds they have one too many hard drives to deal with. Maybe you are migrating to a new system or installing a new OS. Or maybe you're upgrading the disk in your new Mac Mini. Whatever the reason, a universal way to connect any hard drive to a PC is a very handy thing to have on hand! Send in the Inland USB to IDE/SATA Adapter. As … [Read more...] about Handy Gadget: USB to IDE/SATA Adapter