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Disk drives News
July 03, 2017
Tape isn't dead, and neither are 15,000 rpm enterprise hard disk drives. Not yet, at least. Toshiba recently began shipping a new AL14SX Series of 15,000 rpm HDD products designed for ...
May 31, 2017
"They may be turned off by availability of flash right now. It's hard to get, and the prices are high." -- Barbara Craig, Seagate senior product marketing manager of enterprise HDDs,.
April 28, 2017
While much of the storage world is talking up NVM Express and other flash technologies, Seagate is pushing ahead with shingled magnetic recording, heat-assisted magnetic recording and large ...
January 09, 2017
Check out our comprehensive forecast of what challenges and opportunities the top enterprise storage vendors are expected to face in the coming year.
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Block storage is data storage typically used in storage-area network (SAN) environments where data is stored in volumes, also referred to as blocks. Continue Reading
SATA Express (SATAe or Serial ATA Express) is a bus interface to connect storage devices to a computer motherboard, supporting SATA and PCI Express protocols simultaneously. Continue Reading
A hybrid hard drive (HHD), sometimes known as a solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD), is a mass storage device that combines a conventional hard disk drive and a NAND flash module. Continue Reading
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Although SSD vs. HDD speed is vastly different, for the foreseeable future, hard disks will have a place in our increasingly solid-state and even DRAM-centered data centers. Continue Reading
Once considered a necessary evil, secondary storage systems are now providing much more than just backup protection. Continue Reading
Making flash storage performance even faster has little to do with the media itself and more to do with the storage infrastructure that surrounds it. Continue Reading
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Effective user-centric data storage management eases copy data management and object storage uptake while enabling secondary storage services to evolve. Continue Reading
When RAID restores require more skills than can be found in-house, a RAID recovery service provider could be the answer -- as long as the right one is chosen. Continue Reading
HDD failure can put bytes of data at risk. Is multi-copy mirroring or erasure coding the more efficient data protection approach? Continue Reading
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NVMe improves the performance of flash storage, driving consumers to use it for performance problems even if it only leads to minimal gains in latency or throughput. Continue Reading
Most all-flash arrays perform primary storage dedupe and/or compression to extend capacity. Why are we are still waiting on that for traditional disk drives? Continue Reading
Jon Toigo offers insights on storage options for deep archives, and the ways they affect data integrity and potential technology issues. Continue Reading