Winmodem-like solid state storage
Posted Apr 12, 2009 1:46 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata
In reply to: Winmodem-like solid state storage
Parent article: Linux Storage and Filesystem Workshop, day 2
What I'd like to see is something I can get off the shelf at my local Computer Mart (or on the web) that plugs into my PC and gives me raw flash.
If a PCIe expansion socket is sufficient, several companies are now selling that. I remember IBM demonstrating last year a prototype storage server composed of a bunch of Linux systems with Fusion-IO PCI Express cards for storage. It broke some kind of record.
In that system, the flash storage still appeared as a block device, but it did it at the Linux block device interface instead of at the SCSI physical interface.
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