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.
RAID Get Started
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A RAID array is a logical structure consisting of multiple RAID disks. These disks work together to improve storage reliability and performance. Continue Reading
Software-defined storage vendor options keep growing. Expert George Crump sees the emergence of two distinct categories and notes products in each area. Continue Reading
Disk striping divides data into blocks and spreads the blocks across hard disks or solid-state drives to accelerate read and write access. Continue Reading
Evaluate RAID Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
A hard disk drive failure can put bytes of data at risk. Is multi-copy mirroring or erasure coding the more efficient data protection approach? Continue Reading
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
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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
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
Problem Solve RAID Issues
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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