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!)