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  • volume manager

    A volume manager is software within an operating system (OS) that controls capacity allocation on arrays. 

  • helium hard drive

    A helium drive is a hard disk that exploits the characteristic lightness of that gas to increase the medium’s potential speed and storage density. Potential speed and density are increased because helium, which is less dense than air, creates less d... 

  • erasure coding

    Erasure coding (EC) is a method of data protection in which data is broken into fragments, expanded and encoded with redundant data pieces, and stored across a set of different locations, such as disks, storage nodes or geographic locations. 

  • data reduction in primary storage (DRIPS)

    Data reduction in primary storage (DRIPS) is the application of capacity optimization techniques like deduplication and compression, which are more typically used for backup, to a computer's primary storage. 

  • Fast Guide to RAM

    Cheat sheet quick look-up for different types of RAM. 

  • automated storage tiering (AST)

    Automated storage tiering (AST) is a storage software management feature that dynamically moves information between different disk types and RAID levels to meet space, performance and cost requirements. 

  • nano-storage

    Nano-storage is a nanotechnology approach to storage that seeks to radically increase storage capacities through a variety of technologies, and, ultimately, to replace current storage media with extremely high-density media and devices. 

  • thin provisioning (TP)

    Thin provisioning (TP) is a method of optimizing the efficiency with which the available space is utilized in storage area networks... (Continued) 

  • fat provisioning (FP)

    Fat provisioning (FP) is the conventional storage provisioning model, in which space is allocated beyond current needs, in anticipation of growing need and increased data complexity... (Continued) 

  • column address strobe

    In computer memory technology, CAS (column address strobe) is a signal sent to a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) that tells it that an associated address is a column address. A data bit in DRAM is stored in a cell located by the intersection of ...