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Adaptec Max SSD Caching - SSG Now Analyst Report
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Automatic storage acceleration with MaxIQ SSD Caching. The Storage Controller is in a unique position to monitor storage traffic and make decisions regarding "hot" data areas that can be copied to SSDs, automatically and dramatically increasing the speed of any system. Adaptec's MaxIQ SSD Performance Cache Solution consists of software and a special version of the Intel X-25E single-level cell (SLC) Enterprise SSD that is used as a cache pool. MaxIQ analyzes traffic patterns and copies frequently-read "hot" data to the SSD cache pool, automatically increasing performance without adding any management issues. The data in the SSD cache pool is simply a copy of the hot data residing on the HDD, eliminating many of the data migration concerns that get involved in placement algorithms. Hot data blocks are particularly common in virtualization implementations, but are not always obvious to the storage manager.