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  • RAID-3: What is it good for?

    You don't hear much about RAID-3, but it has its uses. Find out when to use RAID-3 and why. 

  • disk cache

    A disk cache is a mechanism for improving the time it takes to read from or write to a hard disk. 

  • hard disk

    A hard disk is part of a unit, often called a "disk drive," "hard drive," or "hard disk drive," that stores and provides relatively quick access to large amounts of data on an electromagnetically charged surface or set of surfaces. 

  • hard disk drive (HDD)

    In a personal computer, a hard disk drive (HDD) is the mechanism that controls the positioning, reading, and writing of the hard disk, which furnishes the largest amount of data storage for the PC. Although the hard disk drive (often shortened to "ha... 

  • RAID shopping

     

  • RAID levels: Learn about RAID 50

    RAID 50 combines striping with distributed parity for higher reliability and data transfer capabilities. Learn more about this RAID level in this short educational tip. 

  • Tech Report: Flexible RAID arrays

     

  • Accommodating arrays

    Modern storage arrays offer disk types to meet any need -- costly Fibre Channel (FC) disks for high-end applications requiring superior performance and availability, and lower-priced SATA disks for less-critical data. The arrays also come with mixed ... 

  • RAID-10: Two great RAIDs that go great together

    Learn about the differences between RAID1+0 and RAID0+1. 

  • Ten misunderstood IT terms

    In storage, even the simplest of terms can get confused. Check out our list of commonly misunderstood terms and see if you're on top of the IT word game.