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  • Tackling long-term data archiving: Three crucial factors

    Jon Toigo offers insights on storage options for deep archives, and the ways they affect data integrity and potential technology issues. 

  • RAID controller

    A RAID controller is a device used to manage hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs) in a computer or storage array so they work as a logical unit and the data on the drives is protected. 

  • Get ready for the 12 Gbps SAS drive

    New 12 Gbps SAS technology will usher in SSDs, HDDs and HBAs according to the SCSI Trade Association president. 

  • bad block

    A bad block is a damaged area of magnetic storage media (i.e., hard disk) that cannot reliably be used to store and retrieve data. 

  • NVMe (non-volatile memory express)

    Non-volatile memory express, also known as NVMe or NVM Express, is an interface specification that aims to enable a solid-state drive (SSD) to make the most effective use of the high-speed Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) bus in a com... 

  • block storage

    Block storage is a type of data storage typically used in storage-area network (SAN) environments where data is stored in volumes, also referred to as blocks. 

  • LUN storage: Working with a SAN's logical unit numbers

    This guide provides a complete picture of LUN implementations, including best practices for LUN mapping and management. 

  • Following Dell acquisitions, users find platform integration enticing

    Customers want to see the storage products Dell has gained through acquisitions better integrated with common management. 

  • How to overcome flash-based storage limitations to ensure efficiency

    Storage expert Jon Toigo explains why flash storage isn't a cure-all and how users can avoid some of the downfalls associated with the technology. 

  • Tintri adds asynchronous replication for virtual machines

    Asynchronous replication of virtual machines is the highlight of VM-aware storage array startup Tintri's second-generation operating system.