Hard drive evolution could hit Microsoft XP users


Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8557144.stm

Hard drives are about to undergo one of the biggest format shifts in 30 years.

By early 2011 all hard drives will use an “advanced format” that changes how they go about saving the data people store on them.

The move to the advanced format will make it easier for hard drive makers to produce bigger drives that use less power and are more reliable

#Exchange 2010 & NetApp Deduplication

#Exchange2010 .. This is an interesting blog by Mark Arnold


Lots of testing of various stores under various situations. As you know SIS has been eliminated from Exchange 2010 and a form of store compression introduced. This, along with the other capabilities of the NetApp platform have played right into our hands. NetApp is the only vendor to offer deduplication on primary data. The deduplication is not an in-line process but rather is scheduled. Hourly, twice daily, daily, weekly, whatever. You set it to suit your requirements.