Information infrastructure giant EMC Corporation continued to lead the external disk
storage systems market with 27.3% revenue share in the first quarter.
Will you want the external disk
drive to only stay at your desk or in your home, or will you require a portable solution that can be taken on the go to share data or be stored securely offsite?
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, was the top provider of external disk
storage systems again in 2008, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, March 2009.
At Jamestown, Camp complains that because thin clients lack any sort of external disk
drives, when students need to access and save large data files, they still have to trek to the library to use PCs so they can use floppy or Zip drives (see "A Storage Option," page 27).
The smaller market for external disk
storage systems saw a 3% fall in revenue year-on-year, IDC said.
You can plug in a USB mouse, card reader, external disk
drive, and one of Kensington's Pocket Numerical Keypads and use all four without loss of power or switching from device to device.
In the unlikely event of machine failure, Digica will boot up the standby machine from the external disk
and put Whitworth's back on-line in approximately two hours.
JNI now has formal agreements with the six largest suppliers of external disk
storage systems: EMC, Compaq, IBM, Sun Microsystems, HP and Hitachi Data Systems, accounting for 74.3 percent of US external disk
storage systems revenues in 1999, according to IDC.
Common data backup and storage methods include backing up data to the server hard drive, and backing up to external devices such as DAT tape drives, external disk
drives, read-writeable CDs, and ZIP cartridges.
As your CD/DVD library grows, you can simply add an internal or external disk
expansion module and increase your CD/DVD capacity while maintaining centralized management.
When you do "phone home" between Monday and Friday, the device can be rigged to turn on your external disk
drives, wait a few seconds, and then turn on your main computer You can have one Monday-to-Friday event and a different Saturday-to-Sunday event.
The standard features of the SPARCclassic include 16 MB of memory, expandable to 96 MB; a 207 MB internal hard disk, expandable to 1.0 GB; two SBus slots for add-on boards; and support for up to 21 GB of external disk
, audio, and graphics.