National University of Singapore
The RAID6 provides high reliability using double-parity-update at cost of high write penalty. In this paper, the authors propose HRAID6ML, a new logging architecture for RAID6 systems for enhanced energy efficiency, performance and reliability. HRAID6ML explores a group of Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Hard Disk Drives (HDDs): two HDDs (parity disks) and several SSDs form RAID6. The free space of the two parity disks is used as mirrored log region of the whole system to absorb writes. The mirrored logging policy helps to recover system from parity disk failure.