Tag Archives: disk drive

Storage Tiering – What is it and what does it give me?

Storage Tiering – What is it? Since there are many disk drives types, it is very important to optimize use of different drive types to achieve best price/performance ratio for your storage. Storage Tiering allows usage of different type of … Continue reading

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Do drives come with that RAID?

This post is brought to you by the worst pickup line ever. Prospective customers always ask… Can I purchase your system without drives? They are available on the open market at a much lower cost. And I agree.  It is … Continue reading

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No faces on Facebook?

You’ve read about the Ma.gnolia failure and this month’s Journalspace incident. Here is yet another tale of storage failure and the subsequent downtime for users. This time it was Facebook that faced simultaneous drive failures, affecting 10 to 15 percent of uploaded photos. … Continue reading

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I’d like ??TBs of storage please..

Would you like RAID 5 with that? Planning storage configurations is hard, there are a lot of choices:  RAID levels, drive types…each with a different impact on storage capacity, performance and bandwidth. We designed a Storage Capacity Calculator that allows you to enter your desired hardware … Continue reading

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