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internal drive

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 (SSD), 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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and looks like an internal disk drive to the client.
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.
It offers a range of virtual tape drives for backing up the data from servers to internal disk storage and connects into diverse computing environments.
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.
That can't be your main startup volume, but it could be an external disk--or another partition of your internal disk.
All models feature a high-speed, large capacity internal disk storage system, a high-speed parallel processing facility and an enhanced LAN adapter.
By eliminating the complexity of storage in a virtual server world, and by letting people continue to use the internal disk devices they already own, everybody wins.
Fujitsu Ltd has upgraded its teamserver family of IA servers with higher processor speeds and larger internal disk populations.
Other features include 1-4 gigabytes main memory depending on model, internal disk storage of up to 792 gigabytes, new online support via the Internet and an easy upgrade path.

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