That didn't take long! Less than a month after Hitachi introduced their 2 TB enterprise disk drive, Xyratex has announced that they will offer the drive in their OEM storage systems. The A7K2000 is 7200 rpm 5-platter design with a 3 Mb/s SATA interface: Not exactly high-end, but backed by the reputable folks at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. But the era of the 2 TB … [Read more...] about 2 TB Enterprise Drives Are Here?
This is part of an ongoing series of longer articles I will be posting every Sunday as part of an experiment in offering more in-depth content. It has been the core technology behind the storage industry since day one, but the sun is setting on traditional RAID technology. After two decades of refinement and fragmentation, we are abandoning the core concepts of disk-centric … [Read more...] about Turning the Page on RAID
Garth Gibson, author of the seminal paper which presented the redundant array of inexpensive independent disks (RAID) to the world, has a nice quick interview over at eWeek. It's worth a read, since Gibson's long been on the forefront of storage tech. He talks about how parallel NFS (pNFS) is set to trickle down to the enterprise from the high-performance compute labs. It's … [Read more...] about Garth Gibson: Still Relevant After All These Years