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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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While no formal standard specifications on RAID 6 have been published to date, a disk array configuration that can provide failure protection to more than one hard disk is called RAID 6.
Precise has enhanced the functionality of Precise/SQL with the launch of Precise/Crosspoint, developed exclusively for the HP Surestore XP disk array family.
Each client workstation is able to transfer data directly from a RAID disk array at Fibre Channel data rates.
Enterprise RAID 6 avoids the inevitability of permanent data loss not addressed by traditional RAID 5 disk arrays.
Purchasing a single WORM-capable disk array is only the initial expenditure required to comply with HIPAA.
Our new 6900 disk array effectively doubles the speed of large image transfers and lets users view uncompressed images in real-time, from a single disk array, saving time and money," said Robert H.
For example, a common configuration might be the Storage Tower configured with the Disk Array 4SA and one ATAPI optical drive.
Therefore, a large database will constantly read from and write to the entire disk array.
The 8Gb/s of data bursting out of the RAID controller in the disk array will better utilize the 10 Gb/s fat pipes in the core of the SAN.
Autometric continues to offer their customers the best technology available today and we are pleased to be their disk array supplier for this large SGI site," said Robert H.
All of these operations happen with the performance and reliability of true D2D technology on SATA disk arrays, resulting in unparalleled ROI.