Primary storage devices

Primary storage devices refer to storage hardware for data in active use, in contrast to storage used for backup purposes. They include SAN and NAS primary storage devices, non-volatile flash storage and other types of storage media. Find resources about primary storage and storage hardware, including RAID arrays and storage arrays, on this topic page.

Primary storage devices News

  • January 26, 2022 26 Jan'22

    Hard disk drives to remain dominant storage media in 2022

    Hard disk drives are increasing in density and maintaining a lower price point than alternatives, but flash is gaining ground. Here, experts sound off on the fate of HDDs in 2022.

  • January 19, 2022 19 Jan'22

    Dell Apex introduces new multi-cloud management tools

    Dell is adding more capabilities to its Dell Apex cloud as-as-service portfolio, which are billed as tools to simplify and manage a multi-cloud infrastructure.

  • December 14, 2021 14 Dec'21

    Nexsan Unity 7.0 boosts security, performance

    StorCentric's unified storage product line, Nexsan Unity, hits version 7.0 and brings more protocol support, security features and performance for existing hardware.

  • December 03, 2021 03 Dec'21

    Seagate's 20 TB hard drives ship

    Seagate has pumped its max-capacity hard drive up to 20 TB, with a version for the enterprise, Exos X20, and another for SMBs, IronWolf Pro 20 TB.

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  • storage filer

    A storage filer is a type of file server designed and programmed for high-volume data storage, backup and archiving. Continue Reading

  • direct access

    In computer storage, direct access is the process of reading and writing data on a storage device by going directly to where the data is physically located on the device rather than having to move sequentially from one physical location to the next ... Continue Reading

  • InfiniBand

    InfiniBand is an industry standard communications specification the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) developed. Continue Reading

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