• 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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  • 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. 

  • storage capacity planning

    The goal of storage capacity planning is to predict how much storage an organization will require so that just enough disk space can be purchased to meet the needs of users and applications. 

  • solid-state drive (SSD)

    An SSD (solid-state drive or solid-state disk) is a storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. (Continued...) 

  • disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T)

    Disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) is an approach to computer storage backup and archiving in which data is initially copied to backup storage on a disk and then later on copied again to tape. 

  • holographic disk drive

    A holographic disk drive is a holographic storage device that uses a laser to store data to optical media in three dimensions, maximizing storage capacity by using the media's depth... (Continued) 

  • backup robot

    A backup robot is an automated external USB storage device that supports multiple removable SATA hard drives. The device offers small businesses and consumers many of the benefits of smart storage without the cost or complexity of RAID systems. (Cont... 

  • Robson

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

  • gigabyte (GB)

    A gigabyte (GB) is a measure of computer data storage capacity and is "roughly" a billion bytes. 

  • hybrid hard drive (HHD)

    A hybrid hard drive (HHD) is a mass storage device that contains both a conventional hard drive and a flash memory module... (Continued) 

  • hard-drive encryption

    Hard-drive encryption is a technology that encrypts the data stored on a hard drive using sophisticated mathematical functions... (Continued)