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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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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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Formatted capacity confusion clarified

From time to time some meticulous customer will ask us how come a fresh formatted hard disk or RAID array volume is smaller than the nominal capacity.  For example when ...

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Bonding versus MPIO explained

There is  plenty of talk about Bonding and Multipath IO, but it is very difficult to get solid information about either one. Typically what documentation can be found is very ...

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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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Open-E Overview

Open-E, Inc. is a pioneering leader and developer of IP-based storage management software with headquarters in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1998, the company sells its line of ...

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