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Is RAID Dead? No – Next Question

Portakabin Modular Construction I had a small discussion today with a few folks on Twitter that was a forerunner to a Wikibon “Peer Incite” discussion on whether RAID was still relevant or not (hence the title of this post).  It seems to me that perhaps the Wikibon discussion was a good way to introduce a “RAID beating” technology to the ... Read More »

Hardware Review: Promise SmartStor NS4600 – Part II

This is a series of posts on the Promise SmartStor NS4600 home storage server.  Previous posts: Hardware Review: Promise SmartStor NS4600 – Part I In the first post of this series, we discussed the basic hardware configuration.  This post will look at connectivity and RAID configurations supported by the NS4600. A quick glance at the back of the unit provides ... Read More »

Hardware Review: Promise SmartStor NS4600 – Part I

This is a series of posts on the Promise SmartStor NS4600 home storage server. Background Promise Technology Inc have been manufacturing RAID controllers since 1988 and iSCSI storage systems since 2004.  In 2007, the company released the first of the SmartStor devices, the NS4300, a fully-functioned home NAS storage array.  That was followed up in 2009 with the second generation ... Read More »

Personal Computing: The End of The Parallel Interface

This is the time of year I like to do a little early spring cleaning and one group of storage devices due a clean out are my old hard drives. Read More »

Personal Computing: Drobo Replacement

Following on from my Personal Computing: Drobo Wierdness, I have received a replacement unit from Data Robotics.  I thought for a change I’d produce a video and so here is my attempt to swap out my drives into the new unit.  In the end I formatted the existing drives as four new NAS shares.  So the unit is back and working. ... Read More »

Personal Computing: Drobo Jitters

As regular readers will know, I’ve had a Drobo storage system for some time now.  I’ve not had a bad word to say about the product – it just works and does what I expect it to do.  However, there’s one function I think could do with some improvement and it’s the one thing that scares me most – removing ... Read More »