Backblaze Blog ยป What Hard Drive Should I Buy? edit / delete

Reliability figures from Backblaze's drive farm. My home RAID array's due for replacement this year, which means choosing which drives to go for; this is exactly the kind of data I was after.

to drive hard-disk reliability sata storage ... on 22 January 2014

Fixing sluggish write performance of USB flash (thumb) drives | Old Computer Junk edit / delete

Tweaking filesystem alignment to match the flash block size can make a difference (presumably on USB sticks where the flash translation layer isn't smart enough to do this itself).

to flash io performance storage usb ... on 17 January 2014

Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage | Backblaze Blog edit / delete

Lots of disks in a custom case, using SATA port extenders. I assume they don't care too much about performance -- although this might actually work OK for UKMS, with nice wide stripes to spread the load.

to disks raid storage ukms ... on 04 September 2009

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