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Cool Mechanical Keyboards Found Around The 45Drives Office
Jr. Storinator

Here at 45Drives, we're usually on a computer. So, we like our keyboards — we like them so much we made a video about them! 😎

Watch the video to see some cool keyboards!

Demystifying Benchmarking for your Workload on ZFS

We're back with another Tuesday Tech Tip and this week, Mitch demystifies storage benchmarking for your workload on ZFS.

In this video, he talks about why benchmarking storage seems pretty simple from the outside, but things can get pretty complex once you start digging into it. Therefore, Mitch put together a demo to help users learn to benchmark for their specific workload and not for the biggest, most impressive numbers possible

Have you seen the new 45Drives Repo?

Here's a quick "how-to" article from our engineers! This guide will show you how to install ZFS on Rocky Linux with DKMS.

Hit the big red button to learn how.

Tom Lawrence's video from Lawrence Systems

Check out Tom Lawrence's video from Lawrence Systems - he does a great intro into FIO and how it works. Plus, he talks about IOPS vs. throughput while giving different ways to benchmark your storage.

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The Jeff Geerling Inspired Storinator: Prototype Challenges
Jr. Storinator

Could our R&D engineer Josh build a Storinator with ZFS and some other 45Drives staples, such as the high drive count and LSI cards but way smaller while running on a Raspberry Pi? Not without its challenges — but he did.

Read this short blog to hear all about the challenges of making the Storinator Jr.