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7203830 Apparatus and method to decrease boot time and hibernate awaken time of a computer system  
A method and apparatus to decrease the boot time and the hibernate awaken time of a computer system is presented. Static and dynamic configuration data is stored in flash memory. The size of flash...
7200715 Method for writing contiguous arrays of stripes in a RAID storage system using mapped block writes  
The invention features a method for controlling storage of data in a plurality of storage devices each including storage blocks, for example, in a RAID array. The method includes receiving a...
7197518 Method and apparatus for recovery of the association of construct definitions with logical volumes in a virtual tape server  
A method and apparatus to recover a construct definition associated with a logical volume in a virtual tape server (VTS) system following a disaster situation involving a library manager database....
7197616 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...
7188187 File transfer method and system  
To provide a file transfer method and system capable of making backups in a unified manner at backup sites and MSP (Management Service Provider) operating under an around-the-clock system with...
7184508 Capturing data and crossing clock domains in the absence of a free-running source clock  
Data, such as data received by a memory I/O from a memory unit in a DDR SDRAM system, is captured using a trigger signal, which may be a non free-running clock signal such as a DQS signal in a DDR...
7181582 Unified data sets distributed over multiple I/O-device arrays  
A hardware configuration and methodology for serializing or partially serializing WRITE requests directed to a unified data set are subsequently distributed to one or more remote arrays containing...
7181569 Method, system, and article of manufacture for writing on sequential storage media  
Provided are a method, system and article of manufacture for writing on a storage media. Data is received from a host. A determination is made whether the received data can potentially form a...
7177990 Automatic format of removable media  
An invention is disclosed for automatically preparing removable media for content, such as by automatically formatting media such as CDs and DVDs. A drive type is determined for a drive present on...
7174421 HDD with rapid availability of critical data after critical event  
A hard drive retrieves critical data determined to be requested by a host device in the near future and stores it in cache. The hard drive provides the critical data to the requesting host upon...
7167961 Single head disk drive having backup system information and method of recording and/or reading system information thereof  
A disk drive having a single head for recording data on and reading data from a disk-type recording medium, the disk drive including: a spindle motor to rotate the disk-type recording medium; and...
7167949 Multi-processor type storage control apparatus for performing access control through selector  
A storage control apparatus is coupled to a central processing unit (CPU) and a storage unit to control input/output of data between the CPU and the storage unit. The storage control apparatus has...
7167929 Integrated-circuit implementation of a storage-shelf router and a path controller card for combined use in high-availability mass-storage-device shelves that may be incorporated within disk arrays, and a storage-shelf-interface tunneling method and system  
An integrated circuit implementing a storage-shelf router, used in combination with path controller cards and optionally with other storage-shelf routers, to interconnect SATA disks within a...
7162604 Multi-user virtual tape system  
One or more servers are adapted to execute tape application programs. A controller provides communications between the one or more servers and a random access storage device. The controller is...
7162603 Method and apparatus for data relocation between storage subsystems  
A storage subsystem that has detected the necessity of the data relocation determines whether the data relocation is possible or not from one storage unit to another within the particular storage...
7162574 Transaction-based data storage for magnetic tape  
Transaction-based data storage is provided by a host server (130) for a tape storage device (160). Data associated with a transaction is received from a client (105, 110, 115) at the host server...
7159081 Automatic scenario management for a policy-based storage system  
A method for managing storage devices provides a function of automatically changing a scenario and automatically making a partial change to the scenario according to a change in the environment,...
7159072 Method and apparatus for monitoring the quantity of differential data in a storage system  
Copy-on-write snapshot processing is performed on a storage system in order to produce snapshots of one or more logical volumes in the storage system. The write I/O operations made to the storage...
7149046 Disk drive implementing wear prevention in a high frequency access band of tracks  
A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk having a plurality of tracks, a head actuated over the disk, and control circuitry for servicing an access command received from a host, wherein the...
7146453 Reducing ABENDS through the use of second-tier storage groups  
A method and computer that reduces ABENDs due to end of volume encounters of a job. The method provides an extend-to-new volume processing in response to such encounters. The method permits the...
7146448 Apparatus and method for adopting an orphan I/O port in a redundant storage controller  
A storage controller configured to adopt orphaned I/O ports is disclosed. The controller includes multiple field-replaceable units (FRUs) that plug into a backplane having local buses. At least...
7143232 Method, system, and program for maintaining a directory for data written to a storage medium  
Provided are a method, system, and program for encoding data onto a storage medium. Host data is received and a plurality of device blocks are generated to include the host data. A directory is...
7139873 System and method for caching data streams on a storage media  
A system and method for caching and managing data streams from a storage media is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of virtual buffers for a plurality of data streams. Each data stream...
7139141 System and method for read/write optimization  
In a tape drive for storing and retrieving information to and from a media, a system for optimizing write performance includes a tape head and a controller. The tape head may include a write...
7136976 System and method for backup which synchronously or asynchronously stores additional information depending on the target backup data  
The present invention makes it possible to suitably create additional information on the basis of backup target data and then store the additional information in a data storage medium. In one...
7136973 Dual media storage device  
A dual media storage device is provided. Two separate non-volatile mass storage devices, one having a faster access time and a lower capacity than the other, are combined into a single system. A...
7133979 Method of transferring data between a first device and a second device while manipulating at least one quantity in dependence on an address  
A method for transferring data between a first device and a second device is provided. In the method an address identifying the second device is output by the first device or an address generating...
7130939 Controlling and managing plurality of disk drives in disk enclosure having serial port wherein serial to parallel converters are connected to individual disk drives  
A disk enclosure is provided with a plurality of HDDs, an enclosure manager that outputs control and management information of the disk enclosure, and S/P converters that are provided for the...
7130970 Dynamic storage device pooling in a computer system  
A method for dynamically allocating control of a storage device, the method comprising receiving an access request from a first computer requesting access to a storage device; directing, based...
7130981 Signature driven cache extension for stream based scanning  
A scanning manager (101) dynamically resizes (205) a flow scanning cache (109) based on signature (105) content in order to scan a flow (103) for signatures (105). The scanning manager (101) reads...
7127571 Method and system to adjust non-volatile cache associativity  
A method and system to adjust a non-volatile cache associativity are described. In one embodiment, the method and system include determining a status of the system; and setting an associativity...
7127554 Writing data to a storage medium in data sets commencing at a same position along the storage medium  
Data are written to plural parallel data tracks of a data storage medium by arranging a data stream into plural streams of data sets. Each stream of data sets is allocated to a corresponding...
7127555 Method for analyzing performance information  
A performance information display method using a computer, includes the steps, in the computer, of reading out information data of a storage device previously stored in a storage device and...
7127549 Disk acceleration using first and second storage devices  
A data storage device is provided. A disk device is combined with a non-volatile memory device to provide much shorter write access time and much higher data write speed than can be achieved with...
7124267 Remote copy system  
When data in the first primary volume is migrated to the second primary volume, an access request from the host to the primary volume is transferred to the second primary volume. Further, the...
7120735 Application level automatic format of removable media  
An invention is provided for automatically formatting removable media at the application level. The method includes intercepting a write request to write to removable media, and determining if the...
7120734 Signal processing circuit for optical disk player having a shared memory for both an anti-shock mechanism and a CD-ROM decoder  
An external memory (16) is accessed by either a CD-ROM decoder (10) or an anti-shock controller (12) through an interface. Thus, a single memory can be shared for two purposes, allowing both audio...
7120738 Storage system having data format conversion function  
A storage system to be connected to a large-scale computer includes a plurality of host adaptors connected to a host device, a plurality of storage device for storing data from the host device, a...
7117302 Boot techniques involving tape media  
In at least some embodiments, a system comprises a computer configured to boot using at least one of a plurality of boot techniques involving tape media. The system further comprises a tape drive...
7114028 Method of automatically formatting and pseudo-mounting a removable media  
An invention is disclosed for automatically formatting removable media. A default media image is generated in computer memory in response to detecting unformatted media in a computer drive. The...
7114051 Method for partitioning memory mass storage device  
A method for partitioning a memory mass storage device is disclosed. The partition task is performed by the controller within the memory mass storage device. Firstly, the controller partitions the...
7111113 Apparatus and method to write information to and/or read information from an information storage medium  
A method to write information to an information storage medium. The method creates one or more objects comprising information and provides a first one of those one or more objects. The method...
7111081 Storage device having plural disk units and plural disk control units connected by control signal transmission cables that carry different control signals  
A storage device that is communicably connected to a host computer includes a plurality of disk units for storing data from the host computer. Each of the disk units includes a plurality of hard...
7111014 Providing a snapshot of a subject of a file system  
A system, method and computer readable medium for providing a snapshot of a subset of a file system. A first snapshot of a first set of source files in a file system is generated. The first...
7107364 Control chip for optical disk drive and method for updating firmware in the control chip  
A control chip for updating firmware in an optical disk drive by hardware. The control chip includes a microprocessor for controlling actions of the optical disk drive, a decoder controlled by the...
7107397 Magnetic tape data storage system buffer management  
A sequential buffer for a magnetic tape data storage system comprises a plurality of segments. A buffer management system buffers data in the sequential buffer, conducting a data transfer process....
7107399 Scalable memory  
A memory structure and method for handling memory requests from a processor and for returning correspondence responses to the processor from various levels of the memory structure. The memory...
7103711 Data logging by storage area network devices to a reserved storage area on the network  
Storage area network (SAN) switches having greater storage capacity to allow greater data logging and storage of larger, more complicated tables for zoning and other table-based applications. A...
7103710 Disk array controller with connection path formed on connection request queue basis  
A disk array controller having a first interface unit to a host computer, a second interface unit to a plurality of disk drives, a cache memory unit for temporarily storing data to be transferred...
7099962 Storage subsystem and storage controller  
A storage subsystem and a storage controller adapted to take advantage of high data transfer rates of fiber channels while offering enhanced reliability and availability and capable of connecting...