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Understanding the Value of Seagate Kinetic

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Once in a while a new technology comes along and despite all your best efforts, it is a challenge to put a measure on the value.  So it is with Seagate’s Kinetic announcement, which has been covered across the media recently.  In case you missed it, here’s the press release.  Seagate are claiming it as a breakthrough in hard drive ... Read More »

The Fall of STEC and Rise of Western Digital

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In a news announcement yesterday, STEC Inc, makers of solid state flash drives (SSDs) announced a “merger” with (i.e. was acquired by) Western Digital, one of the leading hard disk drive manufacturers.  It’s a spectacular fall for a company that at one stage had a share price of over $41/share in September 2009.  However an over-optimistic reliance on a small ... Read More »

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform: Disk Drive Architecture

This is a series of posts that cover the features of Hitachi’s new enterprise storage platform, the VSP (Virtual Storage Platform), also sold by HP as the P9500 array. The VSP is the first enterprise array from Hitachi that offers support for 2.5″ drives.  We’ve seen these Small Form Factor (SFF) models for some time now and other manufacturers of ... Read More »

ESXi: Learning The Hard Way

They say that you learn the most when you make mistakes and things go wrong.  Well, last night I certainly must have learned a lot.  What started as a simple physical re-organisation of my hardware turned into a rebuild of my production VMware ESXi server – finishing at 1am.  Here’s what happened. Failing Disk I started by shutting down and ... Read More »

Virtualisation: Learning The Hard Way

They say that you learn the most when you make mistakes and things go wrong.  Well, last night I certainly must have learned a lot.  What started as a simple physical re-organisation of my hardware turned into a rebuild of my production VMware ESXi server – finishing at 1am.  Here’s what happened. Failing Disk I started by shutting down and ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Seagate Announces new Constellation Hard Drives

Seagate announced this week the release of their new Constellation hard drives. Compared to the Savvio range (which are high-performance, low form-factor), these drives are aimed at lower tier archiving solutions and will scale to 2TB. I had a briefing on these drives a couple of weeks ago and there’s the usual capacity and performance increase metrics to drool over ... Read More »