Storage Disk drives:

Disk drives

This is the first segment of our Guide to Disk Storage. Here, we explore the various disk drives available. When the next chapter launches, we'll look at RAID. The final chapter takes a deeper look at disk arrays.


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Disk drives overview:

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  • A quick overview of the disk drive market

    08 Jun 2006

    Article -  Hard disks provide huge storage capacities that can reach to 300GB and higher (though enterprise disks offer somewhat less -- up to 150 GB per disk). Enterprise hard disks offer fast data transfers, and drives like the Seagate Cheetah family can achieve...

Fibre Channel drives:

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Other disk drives:

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  • FC and SCSI drive resiliency

    Ask the Expert -  Storage expert Greg Schulz offers advice to a reader who asked a question regarding FC and SCSI drive resiliency.

  • FC vs. iSCSI: Five tips in five minutes

    Tip -  Recently, there has been a buzz among storage pros about how FC and iSCSI stack up. Check out this expert advice, so you can decide what is right for your organization.

  • How are demands for drive power changing?

    FAQ -  Each new generation of drives offers better capacity and performance but is generally using less power -- at spin-up as well as during normal operation.

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SAS drives:

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  • SAS -- Hurry up and wait

    04 Oct 2005

    Article -  SAS announcements are coming quickly, as vendors race to lay claim to being first to market with servers and arrays based on the successor to parallel SCSI disk drive technology.

  • Are SAS disks a good investment?

    FAQ -  In the near term, SAS won't make much of a dent in the high-end Fibre Channel drive market, but SAS may displace Fibre Channel deployments in the mid- and entry-market price bands.

  • Smaller, speedier SAS array steps out

    22 Jun 2005

    Article -  Fujitsu's SAS array, which offers users faster data transmission speeds in a smaller footprint, hits the shelves.

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SATA drives:

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