• LUN management

    LUN management is the process of assigning, provisioning and overseeing logical unit numbers (LUNs) across a storage environment.

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    A spindle is a shaft that holds rotating hard disk drive (HDD) platters in place. The term is also often used to refer to a single HDD.

  • bit rot

    Bit rot is the slow deterioration in the performance and integrity of data stored on storage media. It is also known by the names bit decay, data rot, data decay and silent corruption.

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    Some have predicted the demise of Fibre Channel for years, but no networking tech has risen above it for mission-critical apps.

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    Express Bay is an externally accessible storage slot that is designed to accept a high-performance PCI Express (PCIe) solid-state drive (SSD), 

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    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. 

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    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.