Western Digital gets sued for sneaking SMR disks into its NAS channel

[ad_1] Enlarge / Hattis Law isn’t pulling any punches in the allegations made in its class-action lawsuit, specifically calling WD out not only for using SMR technology in less-than-ideal devices, but flatly accusing them of outright deception in the process. SMR where you least expect it View more stories All three of the surviving conventional…

Understanding RAID: How performance scales from one disk to eight

[ad_1] Enlarge / Behold—96TB of storage stacked on a workbench in an unwieldy, eight-high spiral. Don’t do that at house, children; pictures and system administration do not combine very nicely. Jim Salter One of the primary large challenges neophyte sysadmins and information hoarding fanatics face is how to retailer greater than a single disk price…