disk farm


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disk farm

(jargon)
(Or "laundromat") A large room or rooms filled with disk drives (especially washing machines).
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Parallel SCSI standards of Ultra160, Ultra320 and Ultra640, coupled with SAS will support enterprise networks and disk farms. While iSCSI devices are designed to support network storage at minimal cost using the existing cable plant, SATA-1 and 2 devices are generally used at the desktop level connecting internal hard drives or other peripherals such as optical drives.
And low-cost disk farms on an IP-SAN can a lleviate, and potentially obviate, the tape backup window problem, while making backup data readily available for disaster recovery."