[gpfsug-discuss] green drives

orlando.richards at ed.ac.uk orlando.richards at ed.ac.uk
Tue Jul 9 15:49:05 BST 2013

On Tue, 9 Jul 2013, Pete Smith wrote:

> Even more mental ... anyone using green drives in their lowest HD tier?
> I've used them in a Nexsan with MAID capability, for nearline, and
> they were fine for this purpose, but I wouldn't expect them to sit
> happily in GPFS.
> Happy to be confirmed wrong in my suspicions.

By "green" - do you mean the 5400rpm drives? Or something else 

If 5400rpm - I can't think of a reason they wouldn't perform to 
expectations in GPFS. Naturally, you'd want to keep your metadata off them 
- and use them for sequential activity if possible (put large files on 

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