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To Save Time and Money, and Improve Storage Performance, Use SSDs, Rather Than Disk Striping

Published: 28 September 2015

ID: G00280149

Analyst(s): Valdis Filks


The availability of cost-effective solid-state drive arrays has enabled storage administrators to replace many hard-disk drives that previously relied on disk striping for performance. When moved to SSDs, these disk-striping configurations improve performance and storage utilization, and save money.

Table Of Contents


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

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