Category Archive For: Hardware

SSD: Marketing Versus Reality

We can read many articles about the pros and cons of Solid State Drives. We may also hear opinions about them – from supporters and opponents of this technology… and ...

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To use or not to use SSDs? That is the admins question!

It’s quicker, it’s lighter, it does not generate any noise and has a lower work temperature…Furthermore, it doesn’t have any mechanical, moving components so it offers you not only a ...

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Data recycling

How to recycle data

What to do with old hard disks? What to do if your company is going to upgrade its equipment? How to get rid of any useless hardware? However we approach ...

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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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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 – 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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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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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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