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5TB drives

I just read this on The Register. 5TB drives! Can you imagine it! The HDD manufacturers continue to push the envelope even further. Now I have a concern about drives getting to this size and that’s the ability to get data on/off the drive itself. With 73/146/300GB drives, the capacity to response time ratio is still within a tolerance that ... Read More »


Hitachi has announced (10th September) the availability of a new storage array, the USP-VM. At first glance this appears to be the USP-V equivalent of the NSC55 as it has very similar characteristics in terms of cache cards, FEPs etc. Unfortunately HDS have provided links to specification pages not all of which include the USP-VM references. Bit sloppy that. I’ve ... Read More »