RAID

RAID 5: How does it work?

Updated 23/09/2021 A few years ago, we published an article ‘How does RAID 5 work? The shortest and easiest explanation ever’. We have to admit that this article enjoyed great ...

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RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID 4

RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID 4 – What It Is, How It Works? The History Lesson

Updated on 20/09/2021 After RAID 0 and RAID 1 (with RAID 1+0 and RAID 0+1) it is time for RAID 2, 3 and 4. Here we present a short description ...

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RAID 3

What are RAID 1, RAID 1+0 and RAID 0+1

Updated 23/09/2021 This is the second article from our RAID series. We hope it shows what RAID is, its idea, and how it works in the easiest possible way.  We ...

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Intel® Optane™ with 3D XPoint technology explained

Intel® Optane™ is a line of products based on a 3D XPoint technology that makes it significantly faster than typical NAND-based flash memories in terms of both access times and ...

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RAID is no backup

Why RAID is Not a Backup

Last update: July 05, 2021 Today I would like to discuss the topic of RAID – more specifically backup issues. In the blog post title, I proposed a daring thesis ...

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Binary Powers or Formatted Capacity Confusion

Last update: July 05, 2021 From time to time, some meticulous customer asks us how come a fresh formatted hard disk or RAID array volume is smaller than the nominal ...

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Hardware Compression in a Backup With Tape Drives

Last update: July 02, 2021 Most present tape drives include a function called hardware compression. This makes data compression available to the magnetic tape by a drive. In many cases, ...

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ZFS Essentials article series

Here you can find all the articles that are related to the ZFS series. Each article describes a separate set of interrelated functionalities of the ZFS system.

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Open-E JovianDSS with Kubernetes support

The Kubernetes platform is currently one of the dynamically implanted technologies on the market. In the previous article, we discussed the difference between managing Kubernetes GKE VS EKS services. A ...

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NAS vs. SAN

Differences between a NAS and a SAN explained

SAN (Storage Area Networks) and NAS (Network-attached Storage) are both network-based storage solutions. These solutions differ but they serve the same purpose – to keep user data safe and accessible. ...

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