• 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.

Disk drives

Email Alerts

Register now to receive SearchStorage.com-related news, tips and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • The dance of the disk drive interfaces

    Most of the disk drive vendors are reluctant to discuss the technical differences between Fibre Channel (FC), SATA, SAS and FATA interfaces. Here's the lowdown... 

  • Industry debates the role of SATA drives

    Users are clamoring for lower cost storage, but they and vendors aren't quite ready to put cheaper, less reliable SATA technology in enterprise arrays. 

  • HDS soups up SATA

    Hitachi Data Systems, a long-time skeptic of Serial ATA drives, claims it has enhanced this technology to make it tough enough for enterprise data. 

  • HP snubs SATA for low-cost Fibre drive

    HP has opted for Seagate's new FATA drive over the more popular serial ATA drives. What's the deal? 

  • Hitachi releases durable mobile drive

    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has a new mobile disk drive that's tough-as-nails. 

  • Sun lets SATA plans out of the bag

    Sun Microsystems has been conspicuously absent from the SATA disk fray. But, it appears a deal is in the works to make Sun a contender in the low-cost disk market. 

  • Fujitsu doubles capacity of 15,000 rpm drive

    Fujitsu will announce two new disk drive families this week and expects its 147 GB drive will be the highest capacity enterprise 15,000 rpm drive on the market. 

  • Seagate touts SAS drives as faster alternative to SATA

    Seagate is set to demonstrate a 2.5-inch hard drive based on the serial-attached SCSI interface. The company says the product will fill the need for a smaller, faster and more reliable alternative to serial ATA disks. 

  • Usage guide to SATA and other low-cost disk drives

    Do you want to know where to implement low-cost disk drives in your storage infrastructure? This guide can help you learn where Serial ATA and other low-cost disk technologies fit in a disk-to-disk or backup architecture. Included are a series of exe... 

  • Storage Smarts Question #48 -- Channeling flow

    Storage Smarts Question #48 -- Channeling flow