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hard disk

a computer data storage medium that consists of a rigid disk with an electromagnetic coating allowing information to be transcribed onto and from it. Permanently mounted in a dust-proof container, a hard disk has a storage capacity many times that of a diskette. Also called hard drive. Compare diskette.
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Designed to ensure the fast discovery and rapid retrieval of files to support the needs of federal regulations and corporate policies regarding data retention, InfiniVault combines active archive and compliance intelligence with proven RDX removable disk to provide fast online access, scalable nearline retrieval and infinite offline storage in a single easy-to-use system.
Built around market-leading RDX[R] removable disk technology, ProStor's InfiniVault gives VARs a competitive edge in the archiving space with the world's first removable disk archive system, designed for simplicity.
Over the past year, Percept Technology Labs conducted a long-term study to determine the expected data retention, reliability and archive life of ProStor's RDX removable disk media format when stored offline.
For years we've offered businesses an enterprise class removable disk backup solution designed to completely replace tape based backup," said Nandan Arora, Chief Technology Officer for Idealstor.
The RDX removable disk storage solution is 10 times faster and more reliable than any tape storage product used in the past on individual servers or workstations.
RDX removable disk technology is a cost-effective, scalable storage solution for backup and recovery of data and images.
The RDX[R] removable disk technology is sold by seven OEM partners including leading server manufacturers Dell, HP, and IBM.
I'm excited about helping ProStor expand its market opportunities domestically and globally for the RDX removable disk and ProStor InfiniVault product lines in meeting the solution needs for long term information retention.
jumpid=in_HP3D_3d/ STO/rdx|3DCENTRAL|flash) a video of the HP StorageWorks RDX removable disk system.
IBM executives in their overzealous confidence, stopped manufacturing tape drive systems because removable disk drives would serve as backup/archival storage systems and there would be no need for inferior tape storage media.
The RDX[R] Storage Alliance, a non-profit community of RDX removable disk technology professionals, today announced they are expanding the alliance community internationally and will begin with the launch of the RDX Storage Alliance website in Japanese.