Stochastic analysis on RAID reliability for solid-state drives
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AbstractSolid-state drives (SSDs) have been widely deployed in desktops and data centers. However, SSDs suffer from bit errors, and the bit error rate is time dependent since it increases as an SSD wears down. Traditional storage systems mainly use parity-based RAID to provide reliability guarantees by striping redundancy across multiple devices, but the effectiveness of RAID in SSDs remains debatable as parity updates aggravate the wearing and bit error rates of SSDs. In particular, an open problem is that how different parity distributions over multiple devices, such as the even distribution suggested by conventional wisdom, or uneven distributions proposed in recent RAID schemes for SSDs, may influence the reliability of an SSD RAID array. To address this fundamental problem, we propose the first analytical model to quantify the reliability dynamics of an SSD RAID array. Specifically, we develop a 'non-homogeneous' continuous time Markov chain model, and derive the transient reliability solution. We validate our model via trace-driven simulations and conduct numerical analysis to provide insights into the reliability dynamics of SSD RAID arrays under different parity distributions and subject to different bit error rates and array configurations. Designers can use our model to decide the appropriate parity distribution based on their reliability requirements. © 2013 IEEE.
All Author(s) ListLi Y., Lee P.P.C., Lui J.C.S.
Name of Conference2013 IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, SRDS 2013
Start Date of Conference01/10/2013
End Date of Conference03/10/2013
Place of ConferenceBraga
Country/Region of ConferencePortugal
Detailed descriptionorganized by IEEE,
Year2013
Month12
Day1
Pages71 - 80
ISBN9780769551159
ISSN1060-9857
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsCTMC, RAID, Reliability, Solid-state Drives, Transient Analysis

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