April 2005

  • protected mode

    Protected mode is a mode of program operation in a computer with an Intel-based microprocessor in which the program is restricted to addressing a specific contiguous area of 640 kilobytes.

  • Memory Stick

    Developed by Sony, the Memory Stick is a digital data storage technology with up to 10 times the storage capacity of a 3.5 diskette.

  • Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory (RDRAM)

    Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory (RDRAM) is a memory subsystem that promises to transfer up to 1.6 billion bytes per second.

  • hard disk

    A hard disk is part of a unit, often called a "disk drive," "hard drive," or "hard disk drive," that stores and provides relatively quick access to large amounts of data on an electromagnetically c...

  • exabyte (EB)

    An exabyte (EB) is a large unit of computer data storage, two to the sixtieth power bytes.

  • helical scan

    Helical scan is a way of recording information onto magnetic tape.

  • giant magnetoresistive effect

    GMR is the newest generation of hard disk drive storage.

  • hard disk drive (HDD)

    In a personal computer, a hard disk drive (HDD) is the mechanism that controls the positioning, reading, and writing of the hard disk, which furnishes the largest amount of data storage for the PC....

  • DRDRAM (Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory)

    RDRAM (Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory) is a memory subsystem that promises to transfer up to 1.6 billion bytes per second.

  • HSM (Hierarchical Storage Management)

    HSM (Hierarchical Storage Management) is policy-based management of file backup and archiving in a way that uses storage devices economically and without the user needing to be aware of when files ...

  • single-electron memory (SEM)

    Single-electron memory (SEM) refers to experimental hardware technologies in which the position or presence of a single charge carrier, usually an electron, makes the difference between the logical...

  • Special Report: Midrange arrays

    Modular storage systems are the antidote to expensive monolithic arrays. In this report, you'll see why midrange is hot, where it's heading and what systems are leading the charge.

  • Tech Roundup: Storage management software

    Storage management software gives users a broad view of their storage, and makes previously manual tasks like capacity provisioning and data migration automatic.

  • Storage Clips: Hitachi unveils 20 GB microdrive

    Hitachi sets stage for 20 GB microdrive; hospital taps Revivio for continuous backup; Sun qualifies Brocade 4 Gbps switch.

  • ISCSI goes where FC dares not

    ISCSI is about to speed up its chance of replacing Fibre Channel (FC) in the data center.

  • Storage University

    If you are new to the storage industry or looking to brush up on the basics, look no further than Storage University. SearchStorage.com has compiled three easy-to-follow tutorials on storage area n...

  • Storage Clips: Xiotech adds another array

    Xiotech unveils Magnitude 3D 3000 for SMBs; ZipLip improves e-mail discovery; McData announces 4 Gbps switches; Permabit hires CEO.

  • HDS offers NAS blade, cuts ties with NetApp

    HDS enters the NAS market with a blade for the TagmaStore; severs ties with NetApp and reorganizes sales group around growth regions.

  • EMC TOEs the iSCSI line

    Target-side TCP/IP Offload Engine chips have arrived, but the jury is still out on whether you should care.

  • When to use host-based replication

    Host-based replication is often used in smaller environments or on a departmental basis.