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Disk Drives and Disk Arrays for Windows Get Started
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Rather than being based on a specific vendor offering, Storage Networks will appeal to any systems administrator, architect or manager with large data resources to manage. This book stresses the application of the technology to ... Continue Reading
Evaluate Disk Drives and Disk Arrays for Windows Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
The ReadyBoost disk caching feature in Windows Vista can dramatically improve the performance of systems running Windows Vista. Furthermore, all of the data that ReadyBoost writes to the flash drive is encrypted, so that the information cannot be ... Continue Reading
Backing up and restoring partitions for disk drives can be complicated. Disk imaging tools such as Runtime Software's DriveImage XML can help admins do the job. Continue Reading
A freeware tool called WinDirStat visually maps content and directories of all drives in a system to help admins see what types of files are taking up space. Continue Reading
Manage Disk Drives and Disk Arrays for Windows
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
If you're familiar with Symantec's Ghost Solution suite, you might want to consider g4u, a freeware alternative that can clone disks across a network to an FTP server. Continue Reading
Most servers and SANs use SCSI drives, which typically perform better than the IDE hard drives prevalent in workstations and consumer-grade computers. In short, it's almost impossible for an administrator to allocate storage in a SAN, build a ... Continue Reading
SearchWinComputing.com contributors identify issues they've encountered while managing and maintaining hard disk drives. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Disk Drives and Disk Arrays for Windows Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
Advanced Format drives are making waves in the storage space. The new technology frees up space on disk, but there are roadblocks that will hamper implementation in the short term. Continue Reading
When using a script to perform an automated chkdsk on your server's drives, it's a good idea to configure the script so that it emails the report to you. Continue Reading
You may be able to bring a hard drive that has crashed or cannot mount back to life by leaving it in the freezer overnight. Not every hard drive having problems responds to this treatment, but in some cases it does seem to work. But why? Here's the ... Continue Reading