How fast can 24 Samsung SSDs in RAID perform?

These guys got 24 SSDs from Samsung and look at what they did with them! Awesome. A 6 TB rig with RAID. And it hits 2 GB/sec. Another awesome for you?

We took 24 256GB Samsung MLC SSD’s and put them in RAID to make this awesome computer! See how we did it, and what the results were!

And BTW this is great viral marketing too. Good choice of handing out the SSDs to these guys, Samsung!

This shredder shreds your 3.5 inch hard disk!

I simply love watching these things get destroyed. Replay for me!

Data Security – Shredder

By the way, you should never just dump your hard drive just like that if you care about security. There’s a chance that files can still be recovered using tools. So if you’re one of those forgetful people who has this passwords file – oh you thought so – “well” hidden using file properties, consider keeping your malfunctioned drive indefinitely. Or if you’re feeling a little bored over the weekend unscrew it and play with the magnets or something.

Shouting at hard disks increases latency

Brendan Gregg from Sun’s Fishworks team makes an interesting discovery about inducing disk latency.

Shouting at Disks Increases Latency (VIDEO)

For more details, see Brendan’s blog entry.

Now you know what the technicians do to hard disks when they get angry. They shout at them and then notice something surprising and go like woah. For me, I whisper sweet nothings to my hard disk. It fetches documents a lot faster this way.