Primary storage devices

  • October 24, 2007 24 Oct'07

    Understanding disk storage components

    The never-ending evolution of storage components such as disk drives, RAID technology, disk arrays and even network fabric hardware is enabling vast increases in storage capacities. This guide focuses on the latest developments in disks, RAID, ...

  • October 23, 2007 23 Oct'07

    IBM refreshes storage arrays, adds file virtualization

    IBM bolsters DS8000 high-end systems and NAS management application, but it leaves out MAID, data deduplication, thin provisioning and 1 TB SATA drives.

  • July 26, 2007 26 Jul'07

    New research promises denser disk drives

    New research into "magnetic avalanches" offers insight into one cause of disk drive failure and could lead to breakthroughs in density, according to experts.

  • June 25, 2007 25 Jun'07

    Seagate gears up for 1 TB disk drives

    Storage vendors are qualifying new 1 TB drives for nearline and clustered NAS systems to ship later this year. Users want more performance, as well as higher capacity.

  • June 19, 2007 19 Jun'07

    HP serves up half-baked storage hardware

    HP launched several storage hardware products at its StorageWorks show, but most of them either won't be available or won't have key features until later this year.

  • June 08, 2007 08 Jun'07

    From disk drives to arrays: A primer on enterprise data storage

    Learn about the data storage components that go into an enterprise storage environment, from the basic hard disk drive to RAID, JBOD, disk arrays, clustering and SAN and NAS networked storage.

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    Cross correlation engines reaching into primary storage

    You have seen my writings on (and may even have heard me speak about) Cross Correlation (CC) analytics engine as a necessary part of a Data Protection Management (DPM) product. DPM products make ...

  • May 29, 2007 29 May'07

    Brocade buffs up WAFS, virtualization

    Brocade announces a number of updates to its products, including deeper integration between its StorageX file virtualization and WAFS products.

  • April 23, 2007 23 Apr'07

    Hitachi launches 1 TB SATA disk drive

    Hitachi has taken the wraps off three new products: a 1 TB enterprise SATA disk drive, a 2.5-inch SAS drive and a 300 GB multi-interface drive.

  • March 23, 2007 23 Mar'07

    1 TB drives hit PCs, NAS

    Dell and Alienware have added Hitachi's 1 TB drive to their gaming desktop computers; MicroNet announced that its NAS appliance will ship with 1 TB drives in the second quarter.

  • March 09, 2007 09 Mar'07

    IBM inches past HP in external disk market share

    Gartner reports that IBM has crept past HP in worldwide external disk storage market share.

  • March 08, 2007 08 Mar'07

    Is RAID outdated?

    I would suggest that perhaps it is time for us to retire RAID in its current form.

  • February 26, 2007 26 Feb'07

    HP announces iSCSI VTL for SMBs

    HP's new iSCSI VTL devices include automated backup capabilities for users with fewer than four servers.

  • February 02, 2007 02 Feb'07

    EMC to announce major refresh at RSA show

    EMC will use the RSA Security Conference next week to kick off a major refresh of its storage products and announce new integration with IP from last year's acquisitions.

  • January 25, 2007 25 Jan'07

    Fujitsu exec says SAS may take years to hit your array

    Fujitsu's product development VP talks about the development of SAS, why Fujitsu won't be competing with Hitachi's 1 TB drive and the Star-Trek-like future of disks.