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  • Storage Clips: IBM touts midrange record

    IBM claims its DS4800 midrange array offers twice the performance of competing products from EMC and HP, according to benchmarks. 

  • HP breathes life into storage line

    HP will announce a long list of new products at its user show next week, including three EVA models, grid-based NAS, a VTL, a real tape library and a WAFS product. 

  • Storage Clips: IBM introduces 4 Gbps array

    IBM extended its midrange line adding the DS4800, a rebranding of Engenio's 6998, 4 Gbps array and has reduced the pricing of this family. 

  • Storage Clips: IBM makes deeper push into iSCSI

    IBM has certified Intransa's iSCSI storage management software with its DS300 storage subsystem, adding a clustering capability to the product. 

  • Consolidation project saves county $3M

    Pierce County, Wash. moved its geographic information system data off EMC, Sun and HP products to consolidate on a single vendor. 

  • Xiotech cuts 100 staff

    Incoming CEO Casey Powell cuts Xiotech's headcount by 25% and refocuses the company on developing storage applications instead of hardware. 

  • Ultra DMA (UDMA or Ultra DMA/33)

    Ultra DMA (UDMA, or, more accurately, Ultra DMA/33) is a protocol for transferring data between a hard disk drive through the computer's data paths (or bus) to the computer's random access memory (RAM). 

  • 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. Although the hard disk drive (often shortened to "ha... 

  • 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 charged surface or set of surfaces.