New & Notable
June 10, 2014
Is it possible to use larger capacity hard drives, yet make them more reliable and decrease rebuild times? Panasas says it is.
December 19, 2013
Avago Technologies announced a $6.6 billion deal to acquire components provider LSI Corp. and turn Avago into a major HDD and SSD components provider.
July 22, 2011
LSI’s MegaRAID CacheVault protects data with NAND flash and replaces Lithium-ion batteries with super capacitor; IBM, Violin Memory set file-scanning mark; and more storage news.
October 05, 2010
Drobo gets into SMB NAS with DroboPro FS and Drobo Sync for off-site backup, and MicroNet expands its digital media platform with RAIDBank5 with support for USB 3.0 and hardware-based data encryption.
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RAID 10, also known as RAID 1+0, combines disk mirroring and disk striping to protect data. Continue Reading
RAID 5 is a RAID configuration that uses disk striping with parity. Continue Reading
RAID 4 is a RAID configuration that uses a dedicated parity disk and block-level striping across multiple disks. Continue Reading
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Erasure coding is an effective tool for correcting errors in data systems, but when used with object storage systems, latency issues can arise. Continue Reading
Expert Jon Toigo provides a set of tips to answer key questions regarding RAID's place in today's storage world, and whether it will be replaced. Continue Reading
According to expert Jon Toigo, RAID doesn't have to be on its way out, as long as it's supplemented with other technologies. Continue Reading
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Valuable Features: Powerful Easy to use High availability Room For Improvement: I have found it to be expensive. It is good as a NAS,...Continue Reading
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For now, I will say it is still an excellent product from NetApp which is able to provide full storage virtualization for storage arrays from EMC,...Continue Reading
Highly scalable and reliable SAN with fiber channel connectivity but bulky in size and consumes a lot of power!Powered by IT Central Station
Valuable Features: Hot spare disk system to take over the full workload in the event of a failure, at the same performance and service...Continue Reading
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According to Jon Toigo, erasure coding is becoming popular for its ability to provide data protection in areas where RAID has some shortcomings. Continue Reading
In this tip, analyst Jon Toigo shares several ways storage admins can proactively prevent the failure of RAID arrays. Continue Reading
Backup expert W. Curtis Preston discusses erasure coding as an alternative to RAID in this video from a recent Storage Decisions presentation. Continue Reading
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RAID can allow for better storage performance and higher availability, and there are many different RAID types. Read a comparison of RAID levels, as explained by our expert. Continue Reading
While some analysts say RAID is no longer relevant, Jon Toigo points out how it can still be beneficial for data protection purposes. Continue Reading
Traditional RAID methods and their rebuild processes have some shops suffering long downtimes -- enter erasure codes and multi-copy mirroring. Continue Reading