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  • Learn all about SATA

    This handbook offers three related SATA tips which compare SATA to SAS and SCSI and provides advice on striking the right balance between them. 

  • New research promises denser disk drives

    New research into "magnetic avalanches" offers insight into one cause of disk drive failure and could lead to breakthroughs in density, according to experts. 

  • Using SAS and SATA for tiered storage

    This podcast offers detailed information about SAS and SATA so you can strike the right balance between SAS and SATA in a tiered storage environment. 

  • Seagate gears up for 1 TB disk drives

    Storage vendors are qualifying new 1 TB drives for nearline and clustered NAS systems to ship later this year. Users want more performance, as well as higher capacity. 

  • How can I minimize disk vibration?

    Any disk drive produces some level of vibration, and that vibration can then be carried to other drives through the physical drive trays or frames in an array. 

  • Will electromechanical hard drives eventually become extinct?

    How much longer will conventional hard drives be around? 

  • What are the most important new disk drive technologies?

    The first 1 terabyte hard disk drives have appeared. What will be the impact of hard disk drive technologies such as perpendicular recording, 2.5-inch high-performance drives, secure erase, encryption and hybrid technology drives? 

  • How are demands for drive power changing?

    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. 

  • Hitachi launches 1 TB SATA disk drive

    Hitachi has taken the wraps off three new products: a 1 TB enterprise SATA disk drive, a 2.5-inch SAS drive and a 300 GB multi-interface drive. 

  • Robson

    Robson is a mass storage system similar to a hybrid hard drive (HHD)... (Continued)