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8554992 Automatic media readying system and method for a optical medium with file systems  
In one aspect of the invention, a computer system comprises application logic executable to search an optical medium for at least one type of file system that may be resident on the optical...
8554976 Single pipe non-blocking architecture  
A method for processing an incoming command destined for a target is provided, comprising: determining if the incoming command is a data command or a management command; forwarding the incoming...
8555130 Storing encoded data slices in a dispersed storage unit  
A method begins by a processing module receiving a write request that includes a batch of encoded data slices and a corresponding batch of slice names, wherein the batch of encoded data slices...
8554964 Method and apparatus for efficient synchronization request response  
A data writing apparatus includes a tape drive, a buffer and non-volatile memory. When a synchronization request is received from a device sending data to be written to a tape, the apparatus is...
8547581 Printing system, printing apparatus, printing method, and storage medium  
A printing system includes a storage unit that stores printing status information and host apparatus identification information. The printing status information includes a printing status...
8549237 Method and apparatus for use in data transfer  
Apparatus for use in transferring data to or from a plurality of storage media, comprises means for identifying a most recently written to data storage media of said plurality of data storage media.
8539141 Optimized flash memory access method and device  
A method for accessing a non volatile memory device including at least one group or sector of memory cells divided into regions programmable with two different data storage densities and...
8539169 Managing power consumption of a storage system  
Some embodiments of the invention relate to selecting a data protection scheme, such as, for example, mirroring or RAID, for a content unit based on power-related metadata associated with the...
8538932 Extended logical worm data integrity protection with unique worm identifier in header and database  
A data storage system stores logical data object(s), each identified by a logical identifier. A control is configured to assign a unique WORM (Write Once Read Many) identifier to the logical data...
8539149 Storage system and communications method  
Storage system arrangement wherein: when a transmission destination determines that a source-side serial number included in a received packet is the same as a current destination-side serial...
8537490 Method and system for determining access sequence of data stored on a tape medium  
For determining an access sequence of a plurality of data groups stored on a tape medium, a first data group in the access sequence is selected based on which data group in the plurality of data...
8533387 Interface for solid-state memory  
Devices, systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with an interface for solid state memory are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises an interface configured to receive and...
8533412 Synchronization of replicated sequential access storage components  
A replication synchronization table (RST) is configured for the source instance. The RST is adapted for recording compacted information for at least one of a truncate and an erase operation...
8527699 Method and system for distributed RAID implementation  
Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data...
8526136 Method and system for determining access sequence of data stored on a tape medium  
For determining an access sequence of a plurality of data groups stored on a tape medium, a first data group in the access sequence is selected based on which data group in the plurality of data...
8527721 Generating a recovery snapshot and creating a virtual view of the recovery snapshot  
Methods, software suites, and systems of generating a recovery snapshot and creating a virtual view of the recovery snapshot are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method includes generating a...
8516149 System for operating NFSv2 and NFSv3 clients with federated namespace  
An information retrieval system having: a client adapted for accessing a plurality of file sets stored on one of a plurality of file servers; a plurality of file servers configured to operate with...
8510370 Array-based distributed storage system with parity  
In one general aspect, a data access method is disclosed that includes directing data block write requests from different clients to different data storage servers based on a map. Data blocks...
8504780 Computer, computer system, and data communication method  
A computer includes first and second processors, first and second I/O devices, a shared memory, and an interrupt controller. The first processor issues a control command for causing the first I/O...
8499130 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium that records history information control program  
A method and an apparatus include storing history information into a first storage section that accumulates history information concerning a process performed, transmitting a received acquisition...
8499136 Method, system, and apparatus for expanding storage capacity in a data storage system  
A method, system, and apparatus for expanding the storage capacity of a data storage system are provided. According to one method, the physical storage devices that store the data and metadata for...
8489739 Method, computer system and management computer for managing performance of a storage network  
Provided is a method of controlling a computer system which includes a host computer and one or more storage systems coupled to the host computer via a network, wherein the first processor...
8484400 Raid-based storage control board  
Embodiments of the invention relate to a (e.g., hybrid) redundant array of independent disks (RAID)-based storage control board. Specifically, the present invention relates to a storage control...
8484412 Power mode operation of a magnetic tape drive  
A magnetic tape drive having a tape drive system for moving magnetic tape, tape read/write and servo system, tape cartridge load/unload systems, I/O communications, memory; and a control system,...
8478933 Systems and methods for performing deduplicated data processing on tape  
A method, computer management apparatus, and computer program product are provided for processing data stored on a sequential storage media within a computational computing environment. A block...
8478952 Flexible optimized group-based backups  
Data indicating a plurality of groups into which data to be accessed from one or more storage media has been divided is received. For each of at least a subset of the groups a parallelization...
8473578 Data storage devices having IP capable partitions  
Apparatuses, methods, and systems related to IP-addressable partitions are disclosed. In some embodiments an IP address is used to uniquely identify a selected subset of partitions. Other...
8468298 Management device and management method  
Timing at which a rotation of a physical disk can stop is taken to more appropriately stop the rotation of the physical disk. A management device for managing a storage device and a server...
8468319 Concurrent access to a single disk track by combining reads and writes to a disk with a mask  
A storage system, a disk controller, a disk drive and a method of operating thereof. The method includes: configuring a disk drive in a manner enabling executing one or more read requests...
8463333 Mobile phone with low-power media rendering sub-system  
A mobile telephone has a rendering functionality for rendering media stored in storage, and a user interface for user control. A host processor controls the communication functionality and the...
8463949 Storage system having SAS as its backend communication standard  
Each communication path between controllers and a plurality of storage devices has a plurality of expanders coupled in series. In order to shorten the time during which the communication path is...
8464168 Device home page for use in a device type manager providing graphical user interfaces for viewing and specifying field device parameters  
A device management utility is described that includes a generalized graphical user interface facilitating access to a variety of resources associated with selected device types. In particular,...
8463995 Storage control apparatus and storage system comprising multiple storage control apparatuses  
A storage system has multiple disk controller (DKC) units that are coupled to one another in accordance with a coupling mode that satisfies the following (a1) through (a3): (a1) One DKC inside one...
8458391 Library apparatus and method for controlling the same  
A library apparatus includes a medium name storage unit that stores medium name conversion information in which a virtual medium name specifying a storage medium in a read/write request from a...
8458395 Solid state memory drive and method for receiving and coupling with cassette drive bays  
A solid state memory drive includes a first interface for receiving solid state memory cartridges; and a second interface for communicatively coupling the solid state memory drive unit with a host...
8453000 Method and system for reducing power consumption in an emergency shut-down situation  
In order to avoid loss of data, computer systems are often connected to a UPS which provides power backup in case of an emergency shutdown resulting from a power failure. However, as UPS units are...
8446838 Wireless communication device and computer program  
A wireless communication device is provided. The device is connectable to a first wireless network including an access point and a second wireless network including a terminal having an access...
8448044 Retrieving data from a dispersed storage network in accordance with a retrieval threshold  
A method begins by a processing module determining a retrieval threshold for retrieving a set of encoded data slices from a dispersed storage network (DSN), wherein the set of encoded data slices...
8447923 Write interceptor for tracking changes to a disk image  
Changes are tracked by tracking a change request which when performed by a disk driver changes a portion of disk storage. The change request is allowed to pass to the disk driver to be performed...
8443221 Methods, systems, and computer readable media for advanced power management for serial advanced technology attachment (SATA)-based storage devices  
Methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media for advanced power management for serial advanced technology attachment (SATA)-based storage devices are disclosed. According to one...
8438346 Synchronization of a virtual storage system and an actual storage system  
A virtual storage system includes a storage subsystem having virtual storage devices to emulate physical storage devices of an actual storage system. The virtual storage system has a controller to...
8438357 Method and apparatus for calculating number of memory access cycles when transferring data to or from a memory  
A technique applicable during the transfer of data to and from a memory involves: operating a memory interface using memory access cycles that each transfer a quantity of data D across the memory...
8437241 Method of and apparatus for recording data on write-once disc that has a temporary disc management area including a space bit map representing a data recording status of the disc, and write-once disc therefor  
A method of recording, and an apparatus for recording, data on a write-once disc, and the write-once disc used with the method and the apparatus. The write-once disc includes a plurality of update...
8438324 RAID-based storage control board having fibre channel interface controller  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a (e.g., hybrid) redundant array of independent disks (RAID)-based storage control board having a fiber channel interface controller. Specifically,...
8423731 System and method for automatic scheduling and policy provisioning for information lifecycle management  
A system and method for managing automatic data protection features, e.g., backup scheduling and data storage capabilities, e.g., policy provisioning of a storage system to enable information...
8417898 Storage control apparatus and storage control apparatus control method  
A protocol chip and a communication conversion circuit are provided in a channel adapter package that is in charge of communications with a host. The communication conversion circuit communicates...
8417973 Using a control policy to implement power saving features  
Managing power-consumption, for use in a storage system comprising first data stored on one or more storage devices is provided. A receiver receives a policy comprising a power-management...
8418072 UI data model abstraction  
Described are techniques for performing a data storage management task. A presentation technology service layer renders a user interface for user interaction in accordance with one or more...
8407414 Method for analyzing performance information  
A management computer includes a communication device for communicating with a storage system and a plurality of computers. The management computer also includes a processor executing to: store...
8407265 Hierarchical mapping of free blocks of cylinder groups of file systems built on slices of storage and linking of the free blocks  
In a file server, a file system is built upon a volume of data storage. The file system includes multiple cylinder groups. Each cylinder group includes file system blocks. The file system blocks...