Primary storage devices

Primary storage devices refer to storage hardware for data in active use, in contrast to storage used for backup purposes. They include SAN and NAS primary storage devices, non-volatile flash storage and other types of storage media. Find resources about primary storage and storage hardware, including RAID arrays and storage arrays, on this topic page.

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  • storage capacity planning

    Storage capacity planning is the practice of assessing current data storage needs and forecasting future storage requirements. Continue Reading

  • non-volatile storage (NVS)

    Non-volatile storage (NVS) is a broad collection of technologies and devices that do not require a continuous power supply to retain data or program code persistently on a short- or long-term basis. Continue Reading

  • optical disk

    An optical disk is an electronic data storage medium that can be written to and read from using a low-powered laser beam. Continue Reading

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