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Monthly Archives: October 2007

CU Free

Does anyone use CU Free? Here’s the reason for my question. I’ve just implemented a migration from a pair of 9980V and 9970Vs to a single USP in one site and a 9970V and 9980V remaining in the other site. All of the MCU->RCU relationships (4 of them) are being used between the USP and the 99XXV boxes. If I ... Read More »

Analysis: Seagate

This is the first of a series of posts looking at storage companies and their investment potential. ** DISCLAIMER: This and related blog entries are for fun only and do not represent investment advice. You should make your own opinions on investments or consult a financial adviser ** Background Seagate’s main business is the manufacture and distribution of hard disk ... Read More »

Storage Stocks

Josh’s recent posts have reminded me of a little piece of work I started but didn’t finish a few weeks ago. I’ve been compiling a list of storage companies which are publicly traded and trying to determine which I feel are value for money as an investment. ** DISCLAIMER ** This blog does not provide investment advice and all opinions ... Read More »

Storage Expo

Yesterday and today is Storage Expo in the UK. I haven’t bothered to visit for a few years but I decided to go this year and see if things have changed. I even took my camera with the thought of taking a few pictures. Unfortunately I was less than impressed. Yes it was a good opportunity to catch up with ... Read More »

New Celerra Simulator

Thanks to all those who drew my attention to the new version of the Celerra Simulator. EMC have done the right thing and made this version freely downloadable to anyone with a Powerlink account. This is a good thing as it gives everyone a chance to have a go. Just go into Powerlink and search on Celerra Simulator; the new ... Read More »

Disk Sizes Continue to Dazzle

HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) announced yesterday that they have managed to further miniaturise the drive heads they use in the hard disk drives. I hadn’t realised exactly how small these recording heads were; apparently 2000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Called “current perpendicular-to-the-plane giant magnetoresistive1 (CPP-GMR) heads” (I copied that from the press release to ... Read More »