Disk-based backup

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  • Mean time between failure vs. load/unload cycles

    Mean time between failure, the traditional metric used to predict the life of a disk drive, is being challenged by counts of load/unload cycles and annualized failure rates. 

  • How to beat Bit Rot

    Hard disks are marketed as supremely reliable and often quote mean times between failure (MTBF) in the hundreds of thousands of hours. But while drives keep on keeping on, it is still possible to lose data thanks to a phenomenon called Bit Rot. Learn... 

  • Pros and cons of disk-to-disk backup

    Some of the characteristics of disk-to-disk can make it a poor choice for your only form of backup. 

About Disk-based backup

Find out the best alternatives to tape backup with the latest news, tips and resources on disk-based backup, virtual tape libraries and disk-to-disk (D2D). Also get expert advice on improving disk recovery and disk-based backup and maximising deployments of optical disk solutions.