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DEFINITION: An SSD (solid-state drive or solid-state disk) is a storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. SSDs actually aren't hard drives at all, in the traditional sense of the term, as there are no moving parts involved. Instead, an SSD has an array of semiconductor memory organized as a disk drive, using integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical media. This arrangement  … 
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover Gartner's report comparing vendor strengths and weaknesses in the general purpose disk array market.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Technical Evolution to Deliver Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth resource explores flash adoption rates, how IT organizations are implementing flash, and where flash can be valuable to your organization.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

High-Capacity Digital Surveillance Storage: The Economies of Scale
sponsored by Seagate Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how purpose-built surveillance drives can optimize SDVR management by storing enormous quantities of video data at remarkably low cost per GB. Read on to learn how these purpose-built drives can accommodate the unique image quality and extended archival needs of modern security environments.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 16 Feb 2015

Seagate Technology

Purpose-built Hard Drives for Digital Video Surveillance
sponsored by Seagate Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the fundamental issues that determine optimal hard disk drive deployment and examines the major benefits of leveraging purpose-built surveillance hard drives.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

TOPICS:  Disk Drives
Seagate Technology

How to Get Flash Performance at Disk Price
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a flash optimized storage system that can improve I/O and low latency at the price of disk.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 06 Feb 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Tape Drives: Reliability Saves Money
sponsored by LTO
RESOURCE: Access this resource to learn about the reliability of tape backups and decide for yourself which option is better for your company.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015

LTO

BlueStar Optimises Its DVR Surveillance Capability
sponsored by Seagate Technology
CASE STUDY: This case study explains how the Beijing-based surveillance company BlueStar found a hard drive from a single manufacturer that provides reliable and consistent performance for its SDVRs against the harsh requirements of the SDVR environment.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015

Seagate Technology

Total Cost of Ownership: Disk vs. Tape
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a study comparing the total cost of ownership between tape and disks.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 May 2013

LTO

Expediting Workload Performance with Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: HDD-based storage systems limit application performance, but flash solid-state drive (SSD) storage is a compact high-performance alternative. Read this whitepaper to learn about flash's many benefits.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Expediting Workload Performance with Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: HDD-based storage systems limit application performance, but flash solid-state drive (SSD) storage is a compact high-performance alternative. Read this whitepaper to learn about flash's many benefits.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

State-of-the-Art Tiering
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: Tiered data storage has quickly become a storage best practice, accelerated by the use of solid-state storage. This tip surveys how the major vendors leverage solid-state to implement effective storage tiering.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

SearchStorage.com

Understanding AIX Logical Volume Management
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains the specifics of the AIX LVM and provides some tips and best practice recommendations to get the most from your AIX disk storage.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Global Knowledge

Technical Evolution to Deliver Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth resource explores flash adoption rates, how IT organizations are implementing flash, and where flash can be valuable to your organization.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Answering the Call for Storage Performance in the Telecom Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a large vendor's storage system that allows your "hot" data to be served quickly – satisfying your customers with the best user experience while freeing up your processors for other value-added features to stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Accelerating eCommerce with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers guidance to stay competitive in today's marketplace by reducing storage access latency and increasing performance for both read and write access while improving user response experience.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

The Past, Present, and Future of RAID Data Protection
sponsored by SearchCloudStorage.com
EBOOK: In this handbook on the past, present and future of RAID data protection, learn which RAID data protection options are viable today, which ones make sense for your shop, and how RAID can be replaced and improved upon.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 22 Nov 2013


Flash in the SAN – Panacea or Placebo?
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of deploying flash storage in the SAN. These benefits include lower storage costs, improved scalability and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

How Eliminating SAN from your Oracle Data Warehouse can Increase Performance
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
CASE STUDY: In this paper, a business intelligence provider for the semiconductor industry eliminated SAN from its Oracle data warehouse to increase their average performance 5 to 10 fold.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io

IBM FlashSystem: Where to Use Flash
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a list of benefits of a high performance flash storage system. It also explains which situations it makes sense for organizations to implement flash storage.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM

Top 5 Reasons to Choose EMC Isilon for Video Surveillance
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
DATA SHEET: Access this concise resource to uncover five top reasons why you should adopt an impressive video surveillance system, so you can gain peace of mind knowing your business is safe and secure.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

EMC & Arrow

Genuine parts save the day for a government finance agency
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
CASE STUDY: Read through this concise case study to find out how HP resolved an organization's data loss issues, when it was discovered their hardware was not genuine HP parts.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Dealing with Data Growth: Storage and Backup Strategies
sponsored by Simplify IT
EGUIDE: This e-guide, from SearchDataBackup.com, examines how the proliferation of business information has contributed to the current state of data protection.
Posted: 05 Dec 2013 | Published: 05 Dec 2013

Simplify IT

E-Guide: Who Knows Where Flash Technologies Shine Brightest?
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: This e-guide recaps a recent debate on this topic and offers advice for navigating a variety of form factor choices and deployment options. Read on now to learn how to get the best performance from your flash investment and find out how a lack of standardization might be interfering with your evaluation process.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

Todd Street Productions Uses InMage to Protect Mission Critical Data During Superstorm Sandy
sponsored by InMage Systems
CASE STUDY: This informative resource explores how one company easily and affordably implemented a disk-based backup and recovery software that saved their data during disastrous Hurricane Sandy. Read on now to discover the other benefits this solution provides.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013

InMage Systems

The Newark Group Uses InMage to Increase Backup Reliability, Reduce Down Time, and Drive Down Costs
sponsored by InMage Systems
CASE STUDY: This informative paper explores how one organization easily and affordably implemented a disk-based backup and recovery software solution to increase backup reliability, reduce downtime, drive down costs and more. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Published: 29 Oct 2013

InMage Systems
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DISK DRIVES DEFINITION (continued): …  has many advantages. Data transfer to and from solid-state drives is much faster than electromechanical disk drives. Seek time and latency are also substantially reduced. Users typically enjoy much faster boot times as well. In general, SSDs are also more durable and much quieter, with no moving parts to break or spin up or down. SSDs do, however, have slower write times and a set life expectancy, as there is a finite number of erase/write cycles before performance becomes erratic. Development and adoption of SSDs has been driven by a rapidly expanding need for higher input/output performance. … 
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