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#StorageGlory Achieved : 30 Days on a Windows SAN

Jeff Wilson of Agnostic Computing comments:

Right. So a couple weeks back I teased the hardware specs of the new  storage array I built for the Daisetta Lab at home.

My idea was to combine all types of disks -rotational 3.5″ & 2.5″ drives, SSDs, mSATAs, hell, I considered USB- into one tight, well-built  storage box for my lab and home data needs. A sort of Storage Ark, if you will; all media types  were welcome, but only if they came in twos (for mirroring & Parity sake, of course).

And onto this unholy motley crue of hard disks I slapped a software architecture that promised to abstract all the driver, interface, and controller nonsense away, far, far away in fact, to a  place  state-of-mind  called software-defined storage.

Windows. SAN. If those two words made your blood run cold, you need to check out Jeff’s setup in the lab. He’s on to something here.

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