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disk array

Two or more disk drives built into a stand-alone unit, typically using some RAID configuration (see RAID). Also called a "drive array" or "storage array," it generally refers to magnetic disks or solid state disks; however, optical drives (CD, DVD, etc.) also come in multi-drive units (see optical disc library). See SAN, NAS and server farm.
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Contract notice: Expansion of production disk arrays.
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Performance in disk drive XOR-based disk arrays is fully scalable.