Adding flash to a system (FAS2240)


Can you add a flash cache to an existing 2240 system?


By this I mean can you upgrade some of the regular disks to SSD, then use that to accelerate your spinning disks? 





the 2240 (and the refresh of that, the 255x) use a small form factor controller that does not contain PCI slots so FlashCache is not an option for those models.  But you can have SSD drives and use them to create a FlashPool aggregate.   This will provide a read cache and provide a write cache for repetitive random overwrites.



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