Tag Archive For: Hard disk

data storage, hot spare, server

Why a HOT SPARE Hard Disk Is a Bad Idea

Updated on 03/08/2021 Due, in part, to the different views and opinions regarding the usage of hot spare disks in our previous post, we’ve decided to add an update for ...

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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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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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D2D2T

D2D2T: a disk-to-disk-to-tape backup strategy

A look at the modern data storage industry can make your head spin. From a variety of hard drives, efficient disk arrays, magnetic tapes, conventional or emulated tape libraries to ...

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RAID 5, RAID 6

RAID 5? RAID 6? Or other altErnativEE?

Here we are with the next part of our RAID series. This time the article will concern RAID 5, RAID 6 and two alternatives – RAID 5E and 5EE. Take ...

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Multipath – which path should we choose?

Fortunately in Linux  in contrast to our lives we don’t need to choose one path, we are able to choose all paths! In this article, you can find simple description ...

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RAID 5

How does RAID 5 work? The Shortest and Easiest explanation ever!

We all have limited time to study long and complicated information about RAID theories, but you may be interested as to how RAID 5 works. We made it simple for ...

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