Start on the right foot and make sure your Archive is large enough
Over the last few years there has been a massive influx of information and data quantity which created what the industry views as a “new necessity.” This new necessity requires businesses to collect, have access to, and store data on a long-term basis. While it isn’t an entirely new problem, the rapid data growth in recent years has the spotlight focused on long-term data management.
How is all this newly accumulated data being stored, how frequently is it being accessed, and for how long can content creators have confidence that their personal and business data can be retrieved reliably? These are just a few of the questions surrounding most businesses dipping their toes into upgrading their archive storage. Take a look below on what how fast become our most popular drive choises for those in need of High capacity bulk storage drives.
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Originally started in 1994, SPAN was created with one goal in mind - to become the premium provider of data storage solutions to business and home users alike. Over 20 years later, SPAN is now a thriving company with a team of dedicated employees and a driving commitment to achieving that original core directive — providing first class data storage solutions. This does not begin and end at checkout. We at SPAN believe that no order is complete until a customer is satisfied, and it is with that in mind that we have worked consistently to provide the three S’.
Support — We at SPAN know that Data Storage is always evolving and it can all get confusing. Have no fear. We offer everything from detailed product information, direct technical support and live-chat facilities to direct phone support, compatibility options and a team of technical advisors with years of hands-on experience. No stone is left unturned.
Security — Whether it’s the data on your drive or your visit to our site, we consider your security paramount. With multiple layers of protection in our transaction processes and constant efforts being made to ensure every order is seamless, we think you’ll fine SPAN to be one of the safest place on the web.
Satisfaction — Above all other priorities, your satisfaction is the most important of all. From the big blue chip companies to the home user in his living room, we want you to feel satisfied that SPAN will go that extra mile for you. Nothing is more crucial to our goals than you finishing your purchase, safe in the knowledge that you have achieved yours too! Thank you as always for choosing SPAN.COM.
A hard disk drive (HDD), hard disk, hard drive or fixed disk is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using one or more rigid ("hard") rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material. The platters are paired with magnetic heads arranged on a moving actuator arm, which read and write data to the platter surfaces. Data is accessed in a random-access manner, meaning that individual blocks of data can be stored or retrieved in any order rather than sequentially. An HDD retains its data even when powered off.
Introduced by IBM in 1956, HDDs became the dominant secondary storage device for general-purpose computers by the early 1960s. Continuously improved, HDDs have maintained this position into the modern era of servers and personal computers. More than 200 companies have produced HDD units, though most current units are manufactured by Seagate, Toshiba and Western Digital. Worldwide disk storage revenues were US $32 billion in 2013, down 3% from 2012.
Typically used with multiple-user computers running enterprise software. Examples are: transaction processing databases, internet infrastructure (email, webserver, e-commerce), scientific computing software, and nearline storage management software. Enterprise drives commonly operate continuously ("24/7") in demanding environments while delivering the highest possible performance without sacrificing reliability. Maximum capacity is not the primary goal, and as a result the drives are often offered in capacities that are relatively low in relation to their cost.
The fastest enterprise HDDs spin at 10,000 or 15,000 rpm, and can achieve sequential media transfer speeds above 1.6 Gbit/s and a sustained transfer rate up to 1 Gbit/s. Drives running at 10,000 or 15,000 rpm use smaller platters to mitigate increased power requirements (as they have less air drag) and therefore generally have lower capacity than the highest capacity desktop drives. Enterprise HDDs are commonly connected through Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or Fibre Channel (FC). Some support multiple ports, so they can be connected to a redundant host bus adapter.
Enterprise HDDs can have sector sizes larger than 512 bytes (often 520, 524, 528 or 536 bytes). The additional per-sector space can be used by hardware RAID controllers or applications for storing Data Integrity Field (DIF) or Data Integrity Extensions (DIX) data, resulting in higher reliability and prevention of silent data corruption.