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A disk, optical, or tape drive that fits inside a drive bay in the computer cabinet. It derives its power from the main power supply. Unless it uses a solid state drive, a general-purpose computer has one or more internal hard disk drives. Desktop computers and medium-sized and large laptops also have an internal CD/DVD drive. Contrast with external drive.
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The disk server may also be used to enhance the survivability of critical data by holding mirror images of internal disk drives out on the LAN.
Consider redundancy for disk channels, host buses, interface cards, and even servers in addition to the disk drives and internal disk array components.
Fibre Channel RAID systems with dual-loop architectures even provide protection against internal disk channel failures.
The combined solution, InveStoreACE will reside on an appliance with internal disk for caching, retention policies (retention date, encryption, etc.
The combination of new internal disk storage and built-in Ethernet means technical directors (TDs) and effects artists can quickly and easily manage and augment their effects palette by transferring existing effects and jpeg imagery from any source on the network.
These servers frequently exhaust their internal disk capacity while they continue to have plenty of spare computing power," explains Mike Karp, senior analyst with the research firm, Enterprise Management Associates.
The report also concludes, "As the number of internal disk drives associated with IA servers continues to trend downward, and as competitive pressures force leading IA platform vendors to lower prices without sacrificing disk storage capacity, Gartner Dataquest anticipates the number of host bus ATA RAID controllers will ramp at a rage far above industry growth.
From the Storage Concentrator's easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI), users can easily create virtual tapes on BakBone's NetVault, generate a backup from an internal disk to the IP SAN disk, and restore from the IP SAN volumes to the server's internal disks.
Included in the special educational promotion is the Ultra 5 model 360 workstation, 128 MB DRAM, 8GB internal disk, floppy disk drive, CDROM, Solaris Operating Environment software, StarOffice software and a 17" color monitor.
Taking advantage of existing unused local disks as opposed to acquiring additional external storage is the approach used by Seanodes' Exanodes[TM] software, which reclaims underutilized internal disk capacity and aggregates it in a shared storage pool.
Investment in storage can be drastically reduced with 100 percent of unused internal disk capacity suddenly available.
Capturing at the smaller sizes allows the user to store more footage on smaller, internal disk drives for tasks where storage is a priority over video quality.

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