[PetiteCloud] USB3 Flash for ZFS

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 18:01:31 PST 2014

Can this be used as a cloud on a stick? (i.e. I can take it out the host
that made it and stick into any FreeBSD capable machine and it will boot PC
and it's instances)

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 8:50 PM, Michael Thoreson <m.thoreson at c4labs.ca>wrote:

> I have confirmed that USB3 flash drives can serve as L2ARC caches for ZFS.
> I am using a Kingston Hyper-x 64GB USB3 for my tests and it significantly
> increased writes between 3 and 10 fold for datasets with dedup set to
> verify.
> Just thought this would be helpful for deployments where 100% SSD nodes
> may be either impractical or out of budget and Ram capacity is limited.
> Michael Thoreson,
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Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org
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