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  • Learn all about SATA

    This handbook offers three related SATA tips which compare SATA to SAS and SCSI and provides advice on striking the right balance between them. 

  • How can I minimize disk vibration?

    Any disk drive produces some level of vibration, and that vibration can then be carried to other drives through the physical drive trays or frames in an array. 

  • Will electromechanical hard drives eventually become extinct?

    How much longer will conventional hard drives be around? 

  • What are the most important new disk drive technologies?

    The first 1 terabyte hard disk drives have appeared. What will be the impact of hard disk drive technologies such as perpendicular recording, 2.5-inch high-performance drives, secure erase, encryption and hybrid technology drives? 

  • How are demands for drive power changing?

    Each new generation of drives offers better capacity and performance but is generally using less power -- at spin-up as well as during normal operation. 

  • Disk and disk subsystems

    Find out who the finalists are for disk and disk subsystems 

  • Hot technologies for 2007

    "Storage" magazine's editors reviewed technology developments, product introductions and storage standards to come up with this short list of must-have technologies for 2007. We believe iSCSI SANs, hardware-based tape encryption, high-capacity disk d... 

  • Hot technologies for 2007, page 2

    "Storage" magazine's editors reviewed technology developments, product introductions and storage standards to come up with this short list of must-have technologies for 2007. We believe iSCSI SANs, hardware-based tape encryption, high-capacity disk d... 

  • What is the difference between disk backup and data replication?

    The terms have been used interchangeably quite a bit lately because of the popularity of disk backup that is really gaining. The thing is, disk backup is technically another form of media that your backup application or solution can write to. Data re... 

  • SATA technology advances and expands in the enterprise

    SATA drives don't match the performance of Fibre Channel but provide the low cost per gigabyte and high storage densities that are crucial for "nearline" storage tasks, such as performing backups and archiving. This article introduces SATA technology...