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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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The XcelaSAN system has 128G DRAM cache and 360GB (net of 100% mirror) flash that drops into any storage-area network with Fibre Channel fabric between the controller and the hard disk array.
Part E - 10 pcs hard disk array IBM Storewise V7000; 15 pcs hard disk for HP StorageWorks MSA60 array (PN: 418408-B21); 1 pc disk array including NAS hard drives to full occupancy; 1 piece tape library including the tape to full occupancy; 1 piece license for FC switch - 8port FC SAN (part number: 45W0502).
part e - 10 pcs hard disk array for ibm storewise v7000; 15 pcs hard disk for hp storageworks msa60 field (pn: 418408-b21); 1 pc disk array including nas hard drives to full occupancy; 1 piece tape library including tapes to full occupancy; 1 pc license for fc switch - 8port fc san (part number: 45w0502).
The most valuable information is kept on a hard disk array because it provides better performance, is more cost effective, and is available with virtually no downtime, according to Rising Edge's Schutte.
part e - 10 pcs hard disk array for ibm storewise v7000; 15 pcs hard disk array for hp storageworks msa60 (pn: 418408-b21); 1 pc disk array including nas hard drives to full occupancy; 1 piece tape library including tapes to full occupancy; 8 pcs licenses for fc switch - 8port fc san (part number: 45w0502).
The Bitstream Manufacturing System (BMS) is a Macintosh-based system that includes a hard disk array with the entire Bitstream typeface library of over 1,200 typeface designs in all available technical formats.
It is sold as a complete system including an Apple Power Macintosh 9500/132 CPU, monitors, multichannel Fast/Wide SCSI accelerator, and a MegaDrive hard disk array.
This configuration combines the expandability and built-in benefits of the Quadra 950 with the acceleration benefits of the SuperMac Thunder II Light card and the extra storage capacity and speed of a MicroNet Raven 040 SCSI hard disk array.
This program enables IT solution providers to capitalize on perhaps the most significant shift in datacenter storage in decades: the migration away from hard disk arrays to flash memory technology for primary storage.
One of the new methods may not be truly new, but certainly the use of hard disk arrays as a primary back-up solution makes sense given the urgent need to rapidly restore downed servers.