Re: File system compression, not at the block layer

From: Joel Jaeggli
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 16:37:34 EST

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Timothy Miller wrote:

> 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.

they're deathly slow... I'll send you an hdparm from an 4GB ibm microdrive
the next time I have it mounted...


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