Having spent some time on the road last week at both the DC and Chicago VMUGs, I collected a number of USB keys from the various booths. Not wanting them to go to waste (most were >2GB) I threw them together in a small Nexenta Powered SAN.
- Installed Nexenta in a VM under Fusion
- Mounted all the USB Keys:
- Created and shared a volume.
- Disabled compression & dedupe
- Ran IOMeter
Here are the results of 6 runs of IOMeter at 5 minutes a piece. The results are curious:
Under 100% read:
Well, I’d not recommend doing this in production in any way, shape, or form. However, it’s interesting to note, that in a RAID0 the keys performed quite well. (RAID 0 for ultimate redundancy!)
3 thoughts on “Ghetto SAN (USB Keys of Doom)”
If only I could stich this together as some sort of tiering option with my regular disks…
Don’t give me ideas…
can’t wait to see the new results with the keys you picked up at the summit
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