February 27, 2013
NVMe and SCSI Express are emerging, defining specs for SAS- and SATA-compatible PCIe SSDs. We spoke with Mike James of SanDisk to learn more.
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Definition: Learn what the SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is, what part it played in the history of personal computing and how it is used today. Continue Reading
A SCSI controller, also called a host bus adapter (HBA), is a card or chip that allows a SCSI storage device to communicate with the operating system across a SCSI bus. Continue Reading
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There are three VAAI primitives in vSphere 4.1 -- Full Copy or Copy Offload, Block Zeroing and Scalable Lock Management. The fourth primitive, Thin Provisioning Stun, made it to the vSphere 4.1 General Availability release but remains hidden -- for now. Continue Reading
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Problem Solve SCSI Issues
Leah Schoeb of Evaluator Group discusses whether the emerging SCSI Express and NVMe standards will have an impact on PCIe flash adoption. Continue Reading
Learn how to directly attach a virtual machine to a physical storage device by using pass-through disks in a Hyper-V environment. Continue Reading
Brien Posey explains some of the ways Hyper-V can restrict SCSI pass-through disks, and details to remember when using them in a virtual environment. Continue Reading