"Hard disk drive" tag

Code Sport

Over the next few columns, we will take a look at data storage systems, and how they are evolving to cater to the data-centric computing world. Last month, we featured a special edition…

Disk on RAM?

Device Drivers, Part 15: Disk on RAM — Playing with Block Drivers

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, experiments with a dummy hard disk on RAM to demonstrate how block drivers work. After a delicious lunch, theory makes the…

Inside the hard drive

Device Drivers, Part 14: A Dive Inside the Hard Disk for Understanding Partitions

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, takes you on a tour inside a hard disk. “Doesn’t it sound like a mechanical engineering subject: The design of the…

Memory Technology Devices

Working with MTD Devices

This article shows how kernel and application developers (in C) can make use of MTD in Linux. MTD (Memory Technology Devices) are NAND/NOR-based flash memory chips used for storing non-volatile data like boot…

Open File(er)

Storage Management using Openfiler, Part 2

The first part of this series gave readers step-by-step instructions to build Openfiler from scratch. This second part covers two additional important features of Openfiler: bonded interfaces and software RAID. We also have…

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