Per platter RAID rather than per disk.

Status: Acknowledged
by ‎12-21-2010 04:44 PM - edited ‎12-21-2010 04:46 PM

Today's capacities of HDD are enough for many task, so I have an idea how to increase performance. As I think, this idea requires not much changes in manufacturing process(in simple case it requires firmware update)

So, an idea is to make per-platters RAID 0 rather per-disk. Modern HDD contains minimum 2 platters, so each of them may functioning like single disk in RAID 0 or 1, or it possible to use 4 platters for higher RAIDs.

Externally such drive remain visible and functioning like regular drive, but internally it has a RAID controller in 3,5" or 2,5" package. With RAID 0 realization(for example: 2 platters for 500GB each) it allow to increase reading/writing performance and utilize modern interfaces like USB3 or SATA3.

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎10-06-2011 08:04 AM
Status changed to: New
by Moderator on ‎10-01-2013 02:53 PM
Status changed to: Acknowledged
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