• Turn your unused USB thumb drives into a live-work SSD

    Posted June 26, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Got USB thumb drives lying around? Of course you do. Put them to better use as a production drive.
  • Multiple hard drives working together: All about RAIDs

    Posted February 14, 2013 - 5:11 pm

    Stevey, admitted confused by the benefits of RAIDs, asked the Answer Line forum to explain these hard drive groups.
  • What do hard drive-related words like SATA, IDE, and RAID actually mean?

    Posted September 18, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    Brainout asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum to explain some of the words used to describe hard drives and storage.
  • How to undo RAID: best practices

    Posted July 21, 2012 - 7:30 am

    It seemed like a simple, relatively safe task: I needed to undo the RAID array on my PC.
  • Thunderbolt RAID provides boost over eSATA

    Posted July 15, 2011 - 9:12 am

    How does Thunderbolt performance stack up against eSATA? Macworld Lab's test results show that Thunderbolt's provides a sizeable boost over eSATA--it's not as dramatic as the improvement over FireWire 800, but still very impressive.
  • How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Ubuntu 10.04)

    Posted July 6, 2010 - 7:50 am

    This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running Ubuntu 10.04 system.
  • RAID Made Easy

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    What is RAID, why do you need it, and what are all those mode numbers that are constantly bandied about? RAID stands for "redundant array of independent disks," and you may or may not need it depending on your data-storage requirements.
  • Review

    Review: EZQuest Thunder RAID eSATA/USB 2.0

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:46 pm

    While EZQuest's Thunder RAID eSATA/USB 2.0 Portable System weighs in at a hefty 16 pounds, this portable external RAID storage device has a rather compact build, considering it houses four hard drives that can hold all your striped or mirrored data. It even features a hard aluminum handle so you can lug it around when you're out of the studio and in the field.
  • Review

    Smart Storage Options for Home PC Data

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    The amount of data flying around your home just continues to multiply, creating a storage squeeze. Here's the lowdown on three secure, convenient solutions, ranging from faster USB drives to RAID products for the home.
  • Distributed Replicated Storage Across Four Nodes With GlusterFS On Ubuntu 9.10

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 8:45 am

    This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Ubuntu 9.10) to a distributed replicated storage with GlusterFS.
  • High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS On Ubuntu 9.10

    Posted January 10, 2010 - 12:04 pm

    This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Ubuntu 9.10) that use GlusterFS.
  • Mac compatible Hive desktop mini-RAID system launched

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 10:57 am

    Hive Tech, an off-shoot of UK storage specialist United Digital, has launched a new Mac compatible desktop mini-RAID system aimed at creative freelancers and studios, including designers, film-makers and photographers.
  • Review

    My Book Mirror Edition RAIDs your data

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:32 am

    There's no such thing as too much protection for your valuable files. Although external hard drives can provide backup copies of files on your hard drive, what if you use external drives for primary storage? Sure, you can use yet another external backup drive, but a better solution might be a RAID array with two drives. Western Digital offers such a system with its new My Book Mirror Edition ($549.99).
  • More on preventing RAID problems

    Posted June 20, 2008 - 3:42 pm

    Mix and match a bit with the drives in your arrays, and avoid whenever possible using drives from the same manufacturing lot. And to be safe, implement RAID 6 that allows recovery from two failed drives instead of the one failed drive that RAID 5 protects you against.
  • Preventing RAID problems

    Posted June 9, 2008 - 2:39 pm

    for the one that failed.

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