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  • SAS disk drive advantage?

    Fibre Channel (FC) disk drives were at one time considered to be serial SCSI (SAS) and these are well entrenched. With FATA disks (providing SATA advantage), what advantage is there to put out a new serial SAS disk with new infrastructure, etc.?

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  • FATA vs. FC disk drives

    Storage expert Greg Schulz compares FATA and FC disk drives.

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  • How many disk drives do you need for RAID 10?

    What is the minimum number of disk drives you can have in a RAID 10 array? I have read you must have at least four, but our server admin said it is HP's default, and he can do it on just two drives. This is on a Window Server 2003 with a total of four 72 gigabyte (GB) drives in the server and 11 36...

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  • Troubleshooting DAS, Part 1: Replace DAS drives regularly

    There are two methods for dealing with aging disk drives in direct-attached storage applications, such as desktop PCs and departmental servers. One is to simply replace all disk drives over a certain age. The second approach is to replace them only when drive errors reach an unacceptable level....

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  • What’s the true cost of helium disk drives?

    The IT industry talks the talk on green computing, but talk is cheap. New helium disk drives promise better capacity, but at what environmental cost?

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  • Disk drives for data archiving

    Understand disk drive and storage options to support your customers' data archiving needs.

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  • Trends in disk drive density

    IT workers have come to rely on paying less and less for more and more storage every year. But can this phenomenon last?

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  • True DBA Blooper #8: Cleaning up disk drive mess

    Experienced DBA Peter Gooley had to dig deep in his memory archives to come up with his favorite blunders, mistakes that make him laugh today, but were not so funny then. He shared his two blunders, one that started as a mystery and another that began with bored DBAs playing silly games. Gooley...

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  • The dance of the disk drive interfaces

    Most of the disk drive vendors are reluctant to discuss the technical differences between Fibre Channel (FC), SATA, SAS and FATA interfaces. Here's the lowdown...

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  • Hitachi drops 2.5-inch SAS drives

    Global disk drive maker, Hitachi, has pulled the plug on its first round of 2.5-inch SAS drives, citing the need to invest in higher growth areas.

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