Data Storage Technology

Data Storage Technology

The data storage technology blog posts focused on helping readers better understand the various data storage technologies available. We cover topics such as the advantages and disadvantages of different storage systems, the latest trends in the industry, and common issues encountered. Our goal is to provide readers with clear, up-to-date information so they can make informed decisions when selecting data storage systems.

Data Archiving vs. Data Backup: What’s the Difference?
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Data Archiving vs. Data Backup: What’s the Difference?

The differences between a backup and an archive couldn’t be more stark and are relatively easy to understand. Since both are ...

Posted by W. Curtis Preston November 06, 2023
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What Is the Difference Between Portable and External Hard Drives?
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What Is the Difference Between Portable and External Hard Drives?

People now have a wide selection of data storage options. Those choices can create confusion, especially for technology that ...

Posted by T.J. Burlee October 23, 2023
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The Future of Hard Drives: New Technologies on the Horizon
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The Future of Hard Drives: New Technologies on the Horizon

Hard disk drives (HDD) are resilient. Despite the emergence of solid-state drives (SSDs), hard disks store most of the world’...

Posted by T.J. Burlee August 08, 2023
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The Science Behind Hard Drives: What Makes Them Tick
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The Science Behind Hard Drives: What Makes Them Tick

Hard disk drives (HDDs) are an essential part of life. Despite solid-state drive (SSD) development, hard drives remain the do...

Posted by T.J. Burlee June 21, 2023
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NVMe vs. SSD: Which Is Better?(Performance, Form, & Cost)
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NVMe vs. SSD: Which Is Better?(Performance, Form, & Cost)

If you’re shopping for a new PC or laptop, or looking at building your own device, you might have come across both “SSD” and ...

Posted by Yevgeniy Reznik March 22, 2023
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How Long Do Hard Drives Last
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How Long Do Hard Drives Last

What if replacing a hard disk drive (HDD) was more scientific and less speculative? Given the lack of accessible data for har...

Posted by T.J. Burlee March 08, 2023
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APFS vs Mac OS Extended
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APFS vs Mac OS Extended

Users format their hard disk drives (HDDs) for numerous reasons. For example, they might want to switch operating systems. Fo...

Posted by T.J. Burlee February 10, 2023
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Types of Hard Drives (SATA, SAS, and NVMe)
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Types of Hard Drives (SATA, SAS, and NVMe)

There are two different types of hard drives used in computers as data storage devices: hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid...

Posted by Yevgeniy Reznik January 30, 2023
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Hard Drive Clicking – The Most Common Causes and How to Recover a Clicking Hard Drive
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Hard Drive Clicking – The Most Common Causes and How to Recover a Clicking Hard Drive

Hard drive clicking is among the most ominous noises in computing. As a data storage device, the hard drive records and retri...

Posted by T.J. Burlee October 06, 2022
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Modern HDD Drive Technology and Its Impact on PCB Board Swaps
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Modern HDD Drive Technology and Its Impact on PCB Board Swaps

Modern PCB architecture for HDD storage devices has changed. A fried or damaged PCB could in past years be swapped with a rep...

Posted by Yevgeniy Reznik October 04, 2022
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SSD Endurance and Why It's Important
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SSD Endurance and Why It's Important

For most consumers, the shelf life of a digital storage device might not be the principal factor that informs their decision ...

Posted by Philip Bader March 24, 2021
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What is a SATA Hard Drive?
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What is a SATA Hard Drive?

A SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) drive is a more common form of data storage than you may think. Though not as ...

Posted by Laura Bednar August 26, 2020
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What is the Lifespan of a Solid State Drive?
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What is the Lifespan of a Solid State Drive?

As technology has progressed, mechanical hard drives are no longer the only storage option for your computer or laptop. Solid...

Posted by Laura Bednar August 20, 2020
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How to Choose the Right Level for Your RAID System
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How to Choose the Right Level for Your RAID System

Last week, we outlined the different storage configurations that are available for your RAID system. After you choose your st...

Posted by Laura Bednar May 22, 2020
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Choosing Between CMR and SMR Technology in Hard Drives
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Choosing Between CMR and SMR Technology in Hard Drives

Most people know hard disk drives (HDD) as the form of data storage that uses mechanical parts rather than a solid-state driv...

Posted by Laura Bednar April 29, 2020
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