Have you heard of 2DRS data protection technology?

July 27, 2011 – 8:16 pm
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Have you heard of 2DRS as a data storage technology?

If not, dont worry, you would probably be in a minority if you said yes.

Anyway, Phil White of ECCTek has sent lots of material about 2DRS (2 dimensional error correction code: ECC) over the past few months.

In a nutshell, if you have an interest in data integrity, low level data storage topics, RAID, SSD or HDDs, you may want to have a look. I have no affiliation with Phil, ECCtek or 2DRS, nor can I vouch for what ECCtek is doing. However as he has been persistent (in a polite way), time to share some info and you can decide what to do with it.

The following is from Phil:

Hello,

You may be able to start a project to develop a 2D-RS product in your company.

You may be able to write and publish an article promoting the 2D-RS ideas.

You may be able to send me e-mail addresses of others who may be interested in the 2D-RS ideas.

You could forward this e-mail to others who may be interested in the 2D-RS ideas.

I am asking you to please take the time you need to read the web pages at the end of this e-mail, and please think seriously about the ideas and ask questions if something is unclear.

After you have read the web pages and thought about the ideas, I am asking that you please do one or more of the following things…

Start a project to develop a 2D-RS product in your company.
Write and publish an article to promote the 2D-RS ideas.
Send me e-mail addresses of others who may be interested in the 2D-RS ideas.
Forward this e-mail to others.

Regards,

Phil White
President
ECC Technologies, Inc. (ECC Tek)
4750 Coventry Road East
Minnetonka, MN 55345-3909
Phone: 952-935-2885
Fax:   952-935-2491
www.ecctek.com
 
Web Pages
ECC Teks Web Site
ECC Tek Company Profile
PRS Patent

2D ECC Concepts
2D RS HDDs
2D RS HDD Products
2D RS SSDs
2D RS Storage Systems
2D RS Comments
2D RS A
2D RS Believers

Basic ECC Concepts
Finite Fields, RS Codes and RS RAID
Finite Fields with 4bit Elements

I will leave it up to you if you want to check out what Phil has to say and if or where 2D may or may not be relevant.

Ok, nuff said for now.

Cheers gs

Greg Schulz – Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press, 2011), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press, 2009), and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier, 2004)

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