RAID and IOPS and IO observations

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

There are at least two different meanings for IOPs, which for those not familiar with the information technology (IT) and data storage meaning is Input/output Operations Per second (e.g. data movement activity). Another meaning for IOP that is ...

Are Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) getting too big?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Lets start out by clarifying something, that is in terms of context or scope, big means storage capacity as opposed to the physical packaging size of a hard disk drive (HDD) which are getting smaller. So are HDDs in terms of storage capacity getting too big? This question of if HDDs ...

Industry Trends and Perspectives: RAID Rebuild Rates

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

This is part of an ongoing series of short industry trends and perspectives blog posts briefs. These short posts compliment other longer posts along with traditional industry trends and perspective white papers, research reports, solution brief content found at www.storageio.com/reports. There is continued concern about how long large capacity ...