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June 25, 2015 By SysDev Laboratories

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

UFS Explorer Standard Recovery for RAID (RCI) was designed as an extension to UFS Explorer Standard Recovery software to expand capabilities...

June 18, 2015 By SysDev Laboratories

UFS Explorer Standard Recovery

UFS Explorer Standard Recovery software was designed with the aim to make even complex data recovery a simple procedure to be easily...

February 22, 2011

Promise of storage for SMBs

Be it up-scaled NAS, down-scaled SAN or a mix of the two, the market of choice for storage vendors this year appears to be the small to medium-sized business. Drobo vendor Data Robotics started the ball rolling a couple of weeks back and now RAID specialist Promise has followed suit with two new SmartStor appliances, aimed expressly at SMBs and offering support for a mix of NAS and iSCSI SAN data sharing.

January 13, 2011

CES: Data Robotics Drobo S

With Microsoft's next generation Home Server dropping support for its storage fabric technology, Data Robotics' Drobo offers an alternative approach to building large amounts of storage using mis-matched disks. Unlike traditional RAID arrays which require all the disks used to be identical in size, Drobo's BeyondRAID storage array allows you to increase the amount of storage in an array each time you add or replace a pair of larger disks.

June 18, 2015 By SysDev Laboratories

UFS Explorer Standard Recovery

UFS Explorer Standard Recovery software was designed with the aim to make even complex data recovery a simple procedure to be easily...

October 28, 2010 by

The end of RAID

Low latency storage, fast multi-core CPUs, high-bandwidth interconnects and larger disk capacity is ending the reign of costly RAID controllers in favor of more elegant data protection. A report from the front lines of storage innovation.

August 11, 2010 by

Flash cache for RAID

Caching makes your RAID array go faster. But if you lose power your data can be corrupted. The old solution: a battery. The new and better solution: flash memory - with a twist.

June 28, 2010 by

RAID 5: theory & reality

RAID 5 pain is on message boards and support forums all over the net. Failed rebuilds, lost data, unhappy bosses. Why isn't RAID 5 as reliable as it is supposed to be?

April 8, 2010

Drobo goes NAS

Marketed as “storage that manages itself”, Data Robotics has carved a niche for its RAID protected Drobo products, primarily amongst creative professionals looking to plug extra storage into Apple Mac and Windows PCs. Now it’s hoping to widen that appeal by adding support for network sharing onto its new Drobo FS appliance.

February 21, 2010 by

Why RAID 6 stops working in 2019

Three years ago I warned that RAID 5 would stop working in 2009. Sure enough, no enterprise storage vendor now recommends RAID 5. Now it's RAID 6, which protects against 2 drive failures. But in 2019 even RAID 6 won't protect your data. Here's why.

September 17, 2009 by

Data Robotics Drobo Pro

Drobo Pro is a business-class RAID storage array that accepts virtually any SATA disk on the market, supports iSCSI and pretty much looks after itself. What more could you want?

May 21, 2008 by

HP StorageWorks EVA4400

The HP EVA4400 is a Storage Area Network (SAN) system that provides data storage and security on a much larger scale than a simple RAID or NAS system. We found it to be a reliable and scalable high-end data system.

May 7, 2007 by

Chunks: the hidden key to RAID performance

Why do people think RAID means performance?George Ou, Technical Director at ZDNet and a fellow ZDnet blogger, has a great post about real life RAID performance - hardware vs software - plus some helpful comments about data layout, especially for MS SQL Server.

May 3, 2007 by

Comprehensive RAID performance report

IntroductionStorage is one of those things that we can never get enough of, both in capacity and in performance. This article is going to compare a large set of RAID performance data and perhaps debunk some storage myths.


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