The complete decision-maker's guide to choosing—and using—the right data storage technologies
Personal and small business storage: hard drives, DVD, CD, Zip, Jaz, and more
Enterprise storage: SAN, NAS, Fibre Channel, RAID, and beyond
New Web-based storage alternatives
Start-to-finish backup and disaster recovery tips
Choosing reliable, cost-effective data storage solutions—and making the most of them!
Whether you're an IT professional, enterprise manager, small business owner, or home PC user, you've got more data than ever—and choosing reliable, cost-effective storage has never been more important. Now, a leading data storage expert explains all your options, and shows you exactly how to make the most of them. Dr. Andrei Khurshudov reviews the capabilities, advantages, and underlying technologies associated with every current storage alternative, offering expert tips for buying, interfacing, scalability, recovery, and much more.
Data storage interfaces: UDMA, USB, IEEE 1394 "FireWire," SCSI, FC-AL, and Serial Storage Architecture
In-depth coverage of magnetic media: hard disks, tapes, and removables
Up-to-date comparisons of removable storage: Superdisk, HiFD, Zip, Jaz, Orb, external hard disk drives, and more
Tape alternatives: DAT, Travan, Mammoth, AIT, DLT, LTO, and beyond
Optical storage: CD-RW, CD-R, and today's competing DVD formats
Other storage solutions: Magneto-optical, Flash memory, and solid-state disk drives
Enterprise storage strategies: storage area networks (SAN), network attached storage (NAS), RAID, and more
Storage for digital cameras, PDAs, MP3 players, Personal Video Recorders, and other next-generation devices
Storage on the Web: alternatives, limitations, and case studies
Preventing data loss-and what to do if the disaster has already happened
If you're planning for business growth and disaster recovery, or simply want the best storage "bang for the buck," The Essential Guide to Computer Data Storage delivers objective guidance—and realistic solutions.