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Use SSDs Rather Than Disk Striping to Improve Storage Performance and Cut Costs

Published: 12 November 2013

ID: G00257802

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks


Lower-cost, solid-state drive arrays make it possible for storage administrators to eliminate a disk-striping configuration, thus improving performance, storage utilization and configuration time, as well as saving money. Create a migration plan to move qualified HDD striped configurations to SSDs.

Table Of Contents


  • Solving HDD Striping's Storage Utilization Capacity Problem
  • HDDs Aren't Obsolete or Redundant
  • High Availability and Replication
  • Exceptions, Caveats and Work-Arounds
  • Bottom Line

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