The Effective Short Term And Long Term Data Storage Solution
Added: (Sat May 13 2017)
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There are various things that you need to consider before settling on the media that you will use to store your data. There are different types of hard drives available and they come in varying sizes. The 2.5 inch hard drive is normally used on laptops while the 3.5 inch hard drive is found in desktops.
You can save your data on the hard disk but you need to have a back up so that in case the hard disk crashes, you can restore all your lost data. There are various media which you can use to back up the data on your computer and one of the options that you can use is the RDX hard disk drive found in a removable cartridge.
The RDX technology refers to Removable Disk Technology that uses a Solid State Drive (SSD) or a 2.5” SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) disk. The drive is located within a removable cartridge which is plugged into a dock when you need to access data. You can use the same dock even when you have cartridges from different generations.
Since the storage capacities of the drives are continually increased, you can purchase newer generation RDX hard disk drives but continue to use the same dock which is economical. The RDX docks behave like disk drives in that they offer you full random access to your data and you can stream the information with speeds of up to 200 MB/s.
RDX Hard Disk
The RDX device is made up of a fixed RDX hard disk drive and an external or internal RDX dock. You can use the device to back up your data or to store archival data. The device also has a back up or archive software and can be used to transfer data to another device or to the cloud.
The RDX dock can read future generations of cartridges since there is unlimited compatibility between RDX generations. RDX has a data deduplication technology which reduces the number of cartridges that you need to use since you can use a cartridge for many months without it filling up.
Benefits Of RDX
RDX media are suitable for rough, outdoor environments since they are designed to handle harsh conditions. RDX cartridges can survive a fall of one meter on hard concrete without getting damaged and they can handle heat, humidity and dusty conditions. The cartridges are protected from electrostatic discharge (ESD) and are suitable for data storage onsite and offsite.
Disk cartridges have a capacity of up to 6 TB for compressed data and 3 TB for uncompressed data. You can enjoy over five thousand load and unload insertions and you can have your archival data safely stored for up to thirty years. The RDX hard disk drive provides data encryption so that unauthorized persons cannot read the data that is stored. It also offers the write-once, read-many capability so that data cannot be erased or overwritten.
Why You Should Consider RDX
The RDX cartridges have a high capacity and they are removable and hence portable. You can enjoy random file access and you can store, share or move organizational data without a problem. The rugged design of the cartridges will keep the data safe during transit.
Richard Stutchbury is a member of data storage experts at Stutch Data who stock the most efficient data storage products including the RDX hard disk. Please visit the website https://www.stutchdata.com.au/rdx-hard-disk-cartridges.html for more details.