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December 12, 2007  12:12 PM

EMC Clariion firmware upgrades include hidden gems



Posted by: mwright16
Data storage management, disk drives

The glitz and glamour of new product releases tend to overshadow the rather mundane task of performing firmware upgrades on storage systems. However, administrators who take the time to keep their storage systems up-to-date with the latest and greatest patches for their storage system may find they...

November 30, 2007  12:11 PM

Beware of old disk drives



Posted by: mwright16
disk drives

In doing some research recently on the problems associated with recovering data from old tapes, I found out that a similar set of problems exist when trying to recover data stored on old disks. This problem becomes especially pronounced if a company unplugs an old disk drive and puts it on...


October 24, 2007  2:48 PM

Hitachi GST claims 40 percent power reduction in desktop drives



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, storage technology research

Hitachi GST is back at it again this week with another update to its disk drives, this time with a redesign of its desktop SATA and PATA drives for power...


October 22, 2007  3:34 PM

SAS vs SATA: SATA on the ropes.



Posted by: Tskyers
disk drives

Not sure if I mentioned this before, but I'm a geek. I like blinking lights and shiny things. I do math and physics for fun. I'd chose a good computer magazine over Maxim. . .well, maybe not THAT much of a geek, but you get the point. So what's provoked my geekitude this time? SAS...


October 15, 2007  8:42 AM

Hitachi GST aims to pack 4 TB on disk drives by 2011



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives

Hitachi GST says it anticipates that by the year 2011, it will be able to pack 4 TB of data onto a SATA drive and 1 TB of data onto a 1.8" notebook hard drive. The drive maker is basing these predictions on a new drive-head design, which it is unveiling at the 8th annual Perpendicular Magnetic...


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