Re: File system compression, not at the block layer

From: Timothy Miller
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 16:13:10 EST

Joel Jaeggli wrote:
On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Paul Jackson wrote:

SO... in addition to the brilliance of AS, is there anything else that can be done (using compression or something else) which could aid in reducing seek time?

Buy more disks and only use a small portion of each for all but the
most infrequently accessed data.

faster drives. The biggest disks at this point are far slower that the fastest... the average read service time on a maxtor atlas 15k is like 5.7ms on 250GB western digital sata, 14.1ms, so that more than twice as many reads can be executed on the fastest disks you can buy now... of course then you pay for it in cost, heat, density, and controller costs. everthing is a tradeoff though.

I had this idea of packing a bunch of those really tiny Toshiba quarter-sized drives and some sort of RAID0 controller into a box the size of a 3.5" hard drive.

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