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7418546 Storage resource management method for storage system  
Provided is a computer system including a storage subsystem, a host computer, and a management computer for managing the storage subsystem and the host computer. The storage subsystem manages a...
7418544 Method and system for log structured relational database objects  
A system, method, computer program and article of manufacture for updating a disk that moves updates for a specific database object into available contiguous free data blocks, and writes the...
7415570 Tape drive apparatus having a permanent optical storage device port  
A tape drive apparatus includes a data transfer apparatus for transferring data to and from a tape media loaded in the tape drive apparatus, a first port for communicating with the data transfer...
7415590 Integrated circuit having a memory cell array capable of simultaneously performing a data read operation and a data write operation  
An integrated circuit comprising a memory cell array capable of simultaneously performing data read and write operations is provided. The integrated circuit to which inputs and outputs (IOs) are...
7415589 Data processing system with multiple storage systems  
A data processing system has a plurality of storage systems. In this system, data replication is performed at high speed and efficiency while maintaining data integrity. In addition, when failure...
7412585 Method for controlling disk drive using an address translation table  
Embodiments of the invention achieve data write in an appending manner by conversion from a logical block address to a physical block address in a HDD that has only one storage device and does not...
7409470 Determining configuration data in connection with dynamic RDF  
Dynamically creating a communication path between first and second storage devices, includes creating a connection to a source volume on the first storage device and indicating that the source...
7409522 Method and system for reallocating data in a file system  
A method and system for reallocating the data blocks of a logical data entity are described. According to one aspect of the invention, the physical arrangement of data blocks of a logical data...
7409498 Scaled coercion of disk drive capacity  
The present invention provides disk coercion by generating coercion percentages or values that can be used to coerce various disks according to each disk's particular labeled size or capacity. In...
7409515 Method for exchanging data between volumes of storage system  
A method of data exchange between volumes without using any unnecessary resource in a storage system includes allocating cache areas for data exchange on a memory, determining the location of data...
7406580 Method for utilizing tape media segmentation  
A method is presented for utilizing tape storage media segmentation to improve data access performance. A segmented tape storage medium within a tape cartridge having a first and second segment is...
7406563 Method and apparatus for accessing a striped configuration of disks  
Broadly speaking, a method and an apparatus is provided for processing access commands directed to a striped configuration of disks. More specifically, the method and apparatus determines a...
7404021 Integrated input/output controller  
An integrated I/O controller in an integrated circuit is provided for centralized data management. The integrated circuit includes a host interface, a disk interface, and a mapping controller...
7401175 Method for displaying cartridge location  
A method for displaying physical address of data storage media residing within an automated data storage library. A drive, including a drive processor and a drive display, recognizes a load...
7401124 Apparatus and method to write information to two geographically separated virtual tape servers  
A method to write information to two geographically separated virtual tape servers, where the method provides a file to a virtual tape controller, writes that file to a first virtual tape server,...
7398351 Method and system for controlling access to data of a tape data storage medium using encryption/decryption of metadata  
A method, system, and machine-readable medium for controlling access to data of a tape data storage medium are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, a method is provided which comprises...
7398350 Distribution of data volume virtualization  
After a first device (e.g., a host node in a shared data clustered system that stores a two-way mirrored volume) in a network creates or modifies a description of a layout for a data volume, the...
7395368 Information processing system, storage unit, and storage control program recorded computer-readable recording medium  
According to the present invention, for reliably carrying out a request for access to processing data which is an object of processing in a data processing apparatus even if the processing data is...
7392340 Disk drive employing stream detection engine to enhance cache management policy  
A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk, a head actuated over the disk, a host interface for receiving disk access commands from a host, a command queue for queuing the disk access commands,...
7392342 Semiconductor memory card, playback apparatus, recording apparatus, playback method, recording method, and a computer-readable storage medium  
A semiconductor memory card stores a plurality of audio objects (AOBs) that compose a plurality of tracks and playlist information showing a reproduction order for the tracks. The semiconductor...
7389378 Write processing method for stream type commands and medium storage apparatus  
A medium storage apparatus writes data for stream type commands on a medium, and improves the reliability of the write data while maintaining the execution time of the commands. The apparatus has...
7389397 Method of storing control information in a large-page flash memory device  
A memory for storing user data includes one or more units. Each unit has one or more pages, each with sufficient storage space for storing both several sectors of user data and related overhead...
7386698 Apparatus and method for automatically defining, deploying and managing hardware and software resources in a logically-partitioned computer system  
A partition wizard allows automatically defining from a set of system requirements a solution profile that defines a combination of hardware and software in multiple logical partitions to satisfy...
7383361 Disk array system and interface converter  
The present invention aims to provide a high-reliability, low-cost disk array by emulating an ATA drive so that it can be used in the same way as an FC drive. To achieve this object, a disk array...
7383395 Storage device  
A storage system is disclosed for performing control to match data among cache memories corresponding to shared volumes when multiple disk controllers containing cache memories are accessing...
7383384 Providing multiple faults protection for an array of storage devices  
A data storage system including an array of storage devices and a storage controller is provided. The array of storage devices is configured to store information in the form of a plurality of...
7383382 System and method for storage power, thermal and acoustic management in server systems  
A storage power optimized server system includes a high performance spinning hard drive for storing a first set of data and a power controlled hard drive for storing a second set of data. The high...
7383408 Storage device that uses virtual ordered writes  
Ordering data writes include a host computer providing a plurality of data writes to a primary storage device, the primary storage device assigning a first sequence number to data writes begun...
7380094 Storage system and storage management system  
A storage system whereby all managers of the storage system can easily collect the history data of the manager of each partition. The storage system is designed such that the memory resources...
7380060 Background processing of data in a storage system  
A method for processing data on a particular storage device in a plurality of storage devices is disclosed. A system and a computer program product for processing data on a particular storage...
7376877 Combined tag and data ECC for enhanced soft error recovery from cache tag errors  
A computer data signal comprises a first code group and a second code group. The first code group has a first symbol and an error detection code for the first symbol. The second code group has a...
7373474 Storage system, configuration management method, and program  
Techniques for realizing efficient setting and utilization of configuration including storage volumes in a storage system having an initiator and a target, with a low cost configuration not...
7370151 Method and system for absorbing defects in high performance microprocessor with a large n-way set associative cache  
A method and architecture for improving the usability and manufacturing yield of a microprocessor having a large on-chip n-way set associative cache. The architecture provides a method for working...
7370153 System and method of pre-fetching using an extended data structure including required data and a pre-fetch flag  
Method and apparatus for implementing controlled pre-fetching of data. An extended data structure can be used to specifying where and when data is to be pre-fetched, and how much pre-fetching is...
7370140 Enhanced DRAM with embedded registers  
An enhanced DRAM contains embedded row registers in the form of latches. The row registers are adjacent to the DRAM array, and when the DRAM comprises a group of subarrays, the row registers are...
7370187 System and method for aggregating shelf IDs in a fibre channel storage loop  
A modular fibre channel information handling system includes a storage processor and multiple associated fibre channel data storage enclosures. The storage processor and the fibre channel data...
7370157 Systems and methods of sharing removable media storage devices in multi-partitioned systems  
Systems and methods of sharing removable media storage (RMS) devices in multi-partitioned systems are disclosed. An exemplary method may include receiving requests from a plurality of partitions...
7370147 Disk array device and control method therefor  
A disk array device having a dual controller for executing data input/output processing for disk drives in response to a data input/output request from a host computer. Each controller...
7363391 Storage system for queuing I/O commands and control method therefor  
A conventional storage system immediately executes a received I/O command because of importance of response time. Provided is a storage system which is coupled to a network and executes an I/O...
7362539 Disk drive and method of controlling the same  
Embodiments of the invention provide a disk drive capable of preventing the deterioration of performance. In one embodiment, a disk drive includes a disk medium; a head capable of performing a...
7363451 Load balancing of disk drives  
System and methods are disclosed for load balancing Input/Output (IO) commands to be executed by one or more disk drives from an array of disk drives. Systems and methods disclosed herein use one...
7360038 Storage control system and method  
A storage control system comprises a first controller connected through a first access route to a first storage; a second controller connected through a second access route to a second storage...
7352527 Disk drive that balances seek speed and seek acoustics  
A disk drive selects seek speed and seek acoustics based on a history of seek requests from a host computer. The history of seek requests can include time intervals between seek requests, seek...
7350021 Method of controlling write and read of data for tape recording apparatus  
A write/read control method for recording at least one datum on a magnetic tape within a predetermined distance is provided. The method includes sequentially accumulating a plurality of blocks of...
7350046 Managed reliability storage system and method monitoring storage conditions  
Disclosed is a managed reliability storage system and method. A data storage system comprises a plurality of storage devices and at least one storage device controller and may also include...
7343457 Dual active bank memory controller  
A memory controller for managing memory requests from a plurality of requesters to a plurality of memory banks is disclosed. The memory controller includes an arbiter, a first path controller, a...
7343446 Concurrent data recall in a hierarchical storage environment using plural queues  
A technique for recalling data objects stored on media. A queue is created for each medium on which data objects are located, where each request to recall a data object is placed on the queue...
7330931 Method and system for accessing auxiliary data in power-efficient high-capacity scalable storage system  
A method for preparing data units for access in a data storage system is disclosed. The data storage system includes multiple storage devices having data units. All the storage devices of the data...
7330915 Method for automatically configuring a balanced mass storage system for measuring system performance  
A method for measuring mass storage system performance in which a mass storage system has a plurality of disk drive storage elements controlled by a disk drive controller, the controller typically...
7328285 Apparatus and method for writing information to a designated information storage medium with an allocated data storage device using a specified information recording format  
A method to write information to a designated information storage medium using an allocated data storage device using a specified information recording format, whereby a previously-determined...