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Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Caching demo at IDF Beijing 2011 (video)

Turn Your SSD into a Cache Creating 8X Performance

Nicole Scott | Apr 19, 2011 at 10:50 am CDT (1 min, 18 secs time to read)

We all love the idea of using an SSD to replace our hard drives but there are just situations where it's just too expensive, like say in a server. Let's imagine that we can speed up our servers and make our hard drives seem as fast as if we'd replace them all with SSDs. Let's take a look at a hybrid array of HDDs and SSDs specifically the demo we saw put on by Adaptec MaxIQ at IDF Beijing 2011.

The increased speed and performance are achieved by automatic storage acceleration, which is facilitated using MaxIQ SSD Caching. The storage controller is in a unique position to monitor storage traffic and make decisions regarding "hot" data areas that can be copied to SSDs, automatically and dramatically increasing the speed of any system. Analysis of traffic patterns is made and copies frequently-read "hot" data are made to the SSD cache pool. This automatically increases performance without adding any management issues. The data in the SSD cache pool is simply a copy of the hot data residing on the HDD, eliminating many of the data migration concerns that get involved in placement algorithms.

Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Caching demo at IDF Beijing 2011 (video) | TweakTown.com

This is the basic overview of what is explained in depth by Neil Cameron field engineer at Adaptec PMC, it's a very interesting interview in which I felt I learned a lot... and trust me when I say that SSD caching isn't usually something that I would cover, unless it was REALLY interesting!!

If you want more information please visit the Adaptec website.

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Nicole Scott has been working in online broadcasting since 2006 and has launched a variety of online programming such as Netbook Nation and App Advice. As a Mobile Technology Reporter at bnetTV, she hosted Wireless Planet and Maraschino's MissAdventures. Currently she holds down mobile computing at Netbook News as mobility has always been one of her great passions. Always looking to the future, she follows the industry's hottest trends. She is currently living in Taiwan, but makes frequent trips to attend conferences in the US, Europe and throughout Asia.

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