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Vol. 7 No. 1 March 2008

1TB SATA drives get cheaper

Big SATA drives get cheaper In the hard drive categories we track, pricing for 146GB SCSI drives jumped by almost 8%, while the cost of both 750GB and 1TB SATA drives dropped. In addition, 73GB SCSI drives fell once again--registering at $266--after a brief revival in February. The cost of LTO-2 tape drives climbed by almost 8% to $2,858. LTO-3 tape drive prices had declined over the past six months, but have stayed steady recently at $2,694. In the media categories we track, both Super DLT I and II tape prices rose this month. Hard disk drives Tape drives Media all charts show average cost per unit

Features in this issue

  • Arrays score with both file and block storage

    Multiprotocol arrays that support block- and file-based storage through a single controller give users the best of both worlds: NAS for file-based information, and Fibre Channel or ISCSI block-based storage for databases and other transactional apps.

  • Case study: NY Mets add deduplication to roster

    With an extensive lineup of corporate data, photos and video, the Mets needed to recruit some backup help. The call went out for low-cost disk backup configuration, including deduplication and compression to reduce the amount of data to be backed up, as well as WAN optimization/acceleration to speed up the replication process. After much consideration, Data Domain was drafted for the job.

  • Ask the Expert:RAID rebuilds

    I run four 400GB SATA drives configured with RAID 5. I want to replace them with four 750GB drives. Can I rebuild and then swap individual drives?

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