Category Archive For: Hardware

Storage with iSCSI target (built-in DSS V6)

How to boot an operating system from a remote iSCSI disk?

Want to reduce energy costs and the risk of possible data loss? A dynamic increase of data volumes leads to greater the hardware requirements and greater power consumption – forces ...

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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

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 small description of the mentioned ...

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RAID 3

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

This is the second article from our RAID series. We hope it shows – in the easiest possible way – what RAID is, the idea of it and how it ...

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RAID 0

What is RAID 0

We published an article about RAID 5: “How does RAID 5 work? The Shortest and Easiest explanation ever” – now is the time for the whole series.  We will try ...

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Open-E DSS V6 volume replication (DRBD)

A few words about DSS V6 volume replication (DRBD)

We are sure some of you have thought about DRBD – about its use and operation. Here is some information about it – a few benefits, some drawbacks, tips and ...

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Hardware failure

Hardware failure, RAID rebuilds, and Data/Volume Replication

Hardware failure can be a show stopper for any shop without proper backups and hardware reserves. It can be very costly to send hard drives for data recovery. Even with ...

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WAN slow connections

Slow connections

While you are using WAN network you may face the problem of slow connections. It may cause various difficulties – i.e. during replication process. Open-E Data Storage Software – as ...

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Backup it, lose it, restore it and stay calm – 10 basic rules for the wary

Life is full of imperfections – we all know it. Sometimes bad things happen to people for no particular reason. As they say: “it happens”. All we can do is ...

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Storage server

144TB of raw storage in 4U

Last week I visited WHD2011 (World Hosting Day) in Rust, Germany. As usual there was plenty of interesting news and lots of ideas on how computing is going to develop ...

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What you can expect from SSD?

Hard disk performance is limited by mechanical parts velocity and there is no solution for this issue. Servers are using RAID for redundancy and for performance. Thanks to RAID technology ...

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