Category Archive For: Hardware

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A few words about hardware compression in a backup with tape drives.

Most present tape drives include a function called hardware compression. This makes available data compression to the magnetic tape by a drive. In many cases this feature may prove very ...

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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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Why a HOT-SPARE Hard Disk is a bad idea?

People are a bit surprised every time they hear this question from us. Conventional wisdom about Hot-Spares teaches us that it is a very nice idea: minimizing degraded array state, ...

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