• 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.

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  • Is a helium drive just a lot of hot air?

    Filling drives with helium doesn't advance the art of hard disk design, it just makes it possible to stuff more old tech into a new package.

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  • Look beyond price per gigabyte when evaluating all-flash arrays

    How much more expensive are all-flash arrays than hard disks? And is there a better metric than just price per gigabyte for comparison?

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  • Using a shared virtual hard disk in Hyper-V 2012 R2

    Instead of having to take a lot of time working with the storage team, the shared virtual hard disk feature allows admins to deploy guest failover clusters.

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  • Picking the perfect Hyper-V virtual hard disk format

    Users shouldn't choose a Hyper-V virtual hard disk format without knowing if it's the right fit for their production workload.

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  • Will spinning disks continue increasing hard disk capacity?

    The use of spinning disks has resulted in added capacity, but that can't go on forever. Look into the future of SSDs and disk capacity in this expert answer.

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  • Small disks, big specs

    Hard disk drives have been around for more than 50 years, but the technology is on the cusp of big changes--SAS, a shift to the 2.5-inch form factor and a steady increase in disk drive capacity--that will affect enterprise storage for years to come.

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  • Hard disk drives dying: Six signs a drive is about to fail

    Improvements in hard disk drive technology have caused some of the once well-known symptoms of impending failure to disappear. However, hard disk drives can still give off signs that they are about to fail.

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  • Fail-in-place systems: Avoiding hard disk drive failures

    Fail-in-place storage systems, such Atrato's V1000 and Xiotech's Emprise 5000 or ISE, can virtually eliminate hard disk drive replacement service calls.

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  • Can you help me devise a backup system?

    I want to begin a backup system that will enable me to rebuild an entire hard disk after a failure. I have a CD-RW and would like to hear your opinions on the best possible approach. Should I be looking at a complete or partial backup? Can I use my CD-RW? What applications should I be using? How...

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