• LUN management

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

  • spindle

    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.

  • Ethernet keeps nipping at its heels, but FC still leads

    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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  • IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)

    IDE also stands for integrated development environment. 

  • SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)

    SCSI (pronounced SKUH-zee and sometimes colloquially known as "scuzzy"), the Small Computer System Interface, is a set of ANSIstandard electronic interfaces that allow personal computers to communicate with peripheral hardware such as disk drives, ta... 

  • BEDO DRAM (Burst Extended Data Output DRAM)

    BEDO DRAM (Burst Extended Data Output DRAM) is a type of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) that can send data back to the computer from one read operation at the same time it is reading in the address of the next data to be sent. 

  • magneto-optical drive (MO)

    The magneto-optical (MO) drive is a popular way to back up files on a personal computer. 

  • SAS drives product roundup

    Serial-attached SCSI (or SAS) drives offer significant storage capacity at a much lower cost, while maintaining reasonable performance. Find out who the vendors are in this market. 

  • Tiered storage with SATA

    Simply deploying low-cost storage doesn't always equal savings. Learn to calculate total cost of ownership (TCO) when planning tiered-storage system using lower-cost disk and save money. 

  • SATA for small Exchange environments?

    This advice details whether SATA can be used for Exchange environments of about 50 people or less. 

  • Tiered storage with SATA

    Planning is the most important step when setting up a tiered-storage system using lower-cost disk. 

  • Not all SATA is alike

    Have you seen how SATA-based disk systems have taken over the computing world by a storm within the past two years? Actually, even less. I think the drivers... 

  • Serial ATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment or SATA)

    Serial ATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment or SATA) is a new standard for connecting hard drives into computer systems. As its name implies, SATA is based on serial signaling technology, unlike current IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) hard d...