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8296536 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...
8291177 Systems and methods for allocating control of storage media in a network environment  
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...
8291159 Monitoring and updating mapping of physical storage allocation of virtual machine without changing identifier of the storage volume assigned to virtual machine  
Computer implemented methods and systems for providing storage virtualization of physical storage include receiving a request for storage from a virtual machine during provisioning of the virtual...
8291158 Apparatus, system, and method for enforcing policy controls for non-system managed tape media  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for enforcing policy controls for non-system managed tape media. The apparatus includes an operating system configured to communicate with a tape...
8291149 Storage device and storage system having a hard disk drive and flash memory  
A storage device includes a drive selection section (1), a hard disk drive (HDD) (2), and a non-volatile memory drive (3). When an instruction such as a data I/O instruction is issued from a host...
8285933 Avoiding use of an inter-unit network in a storage system having multiple storage control units  
A storage system provides virtual ports, and is able to transfer the virtual ports among physical ports located on multiple storage control units making up the storage system. The storage system...
8285932 Mass storage system with improved usage of buffer capacity  
The present invention relates to a mass storage system with improved usage of buffer capacity, and more specifically to a mass storage system for real-time data storage with an embedded...
8280855 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...
8281050 Method and apparatus of storage array with frame forwarding capability  
Embodiments of the invention provide a method of storage array with frame forwarding capability to reduce the complexity of an IT platform system having a large number of hardware devices. In one...
8271727 Method and system for distributing commands to targets  
Embodiments of systems and methods for routing commands to a distributed RAID system are disclosed. Specifically, embodiments may route a command to an appropriate data bank in a distributed RAID...
8271753 Storage controller and storage control method for copying a snapshot using copy difference information  
Difference information between two snapshots from a first point-in-time snapshot, which has been copied, to an Nth point-in-time snapshot, which constitutes the latest point-in-time snapshot, is...
8266400 Computer system remote copying system and computer system  
When a virtual tape of the main storage system is updated, journal data is created. The journal data is transmitted to the disaster recovery storage system asynchronously with the timing at which...
8266374 Method of identifying physical characteristic information of optical disc and related controller thereof  
A method of identifying physical characteristic information of an optical disc includes: deriving a reading result by reading at least a first region of the optical disc, where a location of the...
8261029 Dynamic balancing of writes between multiple storage devices  
A system for dynamic balancing of writes between multiple storage devices in which Remote Data Facility (RDF) groups may be assigned weights according to a dynamic priority parameter. The dynamic...
8261033 Time optimized secure traceable migration of massive quantities of data in a distributed storage system  
A method and system for migrating massive amounts of data in a secure and traceable fashion using a distributed storage system is described. Data shuttle storage devices moves large quantities of...
8261017 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...
8261040 Data storage device and system having improved write speed  
A data storage device is provided, including a first data storage device electrically storing write data, a second data storage device magnetically storing write data, and a controller...
8255705 Encryption moniker in medium auxiliary memory  
A tape cartridge is described including tape storage medium maintaining stored encrypted data that can be unencrypted via an encryption key. The tape cartridge also contains a medium auxiliary...
8255707 System and method for providing a one-step testing architecture  
In one embodiment, a method includes powering on a testing system, whereby a unit present signal is included in the system, the unit present signal communicating to a management complex unit (MCU)...
8255661 Data storage system comprising a mapping bridge for aligning host block size with physical block size of a data storage device  
A data storage system is disclosed comprising a non-volatile memory and a first interface operable to receive a write command from a host, the write command comprising a host write data block...
8250283 Write-distribute command for RAID mirroring  
According to one general aspect, a method may include receiving, from a processor at an I/O controller, a write-distribute command that includes an indication of data to be written to a group of...
8250285 Non-volatile dual memory die for data storage devices  
OTP Data storage die and device consisting of novel OTP (One-Time-Programming) NVM (Non-Volatile-Memory) die is disclosed. The OTP Data storage device can be used in typical host applications with...
8250299 Multi-host concurrent writing to magnetic tape  
According to one embodiment, a method for storing data on a magnetic tape comprises receiving data from two different hosts and simultaneously writing the data from the hosts to the magnetic tape...
8250265 Method and system for storing memory compressed data onto memory compressed disks  
A method of transmitting compressed data from a main memory to an input/output adaptor (IOA)/input/output processor (IOP), includes sending compressed memory directory information to the IOA/IOP...
8244953 System and method for faster data retrieval from tape media  
The present invention is a system and method for extending the functionality of tape device tapemarks. When data is backed up to tape, the tape controller may mark the tape with a tapemark to...
8239623 Scheduling read operations during drive reconstruction in an array of redundant disk drives  
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that schedules read operations for disk drives in a set of disk drives. During operation, the system monitors a write rate for write...
8239651 Portable storage device and method for indicating storage capacity  
A method for indicating storage capacity is applied in a storage device. The storage device includes a main storage unit, a capacity indicator, a driver, and a secondary storage unit. The second...
8238204 Apparatus and method for managing key in library apparatus  
In order to facilitate the management of the hardware key of a library apparatus employing the LTO system, a write function of a noncontact memory (CM: cartridge memory) contained in an LTO tape...
8239617 Enterprise data storage system using multi-level cell flash memory  
A system including an enterprise data storage system having a plurality of multi-level cell (MLC) flash devices configured as data storage drives. The enterprise data storage system is operated in...
8234443 Controlling writing to magnetic tape  
A method for controlling writing for a tape recorder that is connected to a host and sequentially records, as a transaction, a plurality of records that are transferred from the host and stored in...
8234475 Save set bundling for staging  
Backing up data blocks is disclosed, including: receiving an indication that a first backed up data block is to be processed; determining that the first backed up data block and a second backed up...
8230139 Method and system for storing memory compressed data onto memory compressed disks  
In a computer system supporting memory compression, wherein memory compressed data is managed in units of memory sectors of size S, wherein data is stored on disk in a different compressed format,...
8230198 System for synchronous code retrieval from an asynchronous source  
The present invention discloses a computer-readable storage medium having computer-readable code embodied on the computer-readable storage medium, the computer-readable code including: program...
8223450 Cartridge refresh and verify  
A method according to one embodiment includes: deciding to perform a refresh operation on a media cartridge having a tape wrapped around a spool; determining which drive of a plurality of drives...
8225038 Storage array boot and configuration  
A RAID storage array having a controller and plurality of disk drives is configured into a plurality of groups. The plurality of disk drives are in a plurality of drive trays. The controller...
8225041 Management method of performance history and a management system of performance history  
A performance history management method and system are disclosed, in which the time-series performance history such as a volume included in a storage device is managed as one time-series...
8223607 Method and apparatus for managing a overwrite recording on optical disc write once  
The present invention provides an overwrite method of a write-once optical disc and apparatus thereof, by which a logical overwrite is enabled by varying an overwrite system according to a...
8219747 Storage system and communications method  
In a storage system including a host computer, and a disk control device connected to the host computer for communications therewith, and performs control over a disk device that stores therein...
8219662 Redirecting data generated by network devices  
A system and method for efficiently and easily capturing data dumps generated by a network device is disclosed. In one embodiment, a storage management device is disposed between a network device...
8214661 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...
8214584 Secure virtual tape management system with early read support options  
A secure virtual tape management system with early read support options. The system includes at least two mainframe hosts having a catalog storing tape related information. A primary virtual tape...
8209482 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...
8205218 Data storage system having common software environment  
Described are techniques for facilitating communication between code modules. A first code module is provided that makes at least one call using an application programming interface. The...
8205041 Virtual tape apparatus, control method of virtual tape apparatus, and control section of electronic device  
A virtual tape apparatus is interposed between a host and a tape device so as to store data transmitted from the host to a logical tape volume. The virtual tape apparatus includes: a data...
8205031 Memory management system and method thereof  
The invention discloses a memory management system and a memory management method are disclosed. The memory management system includes a first memory, at least one secondary memory, and a memory...
8205043 Single nodename cluster system for fibre channel  
A system and method provides a single system image for a clustered storage network including techniques for processing data access commands between storage appliances over the cluster...
8205054 Hierarchical storage system  
Pools of a plurality of types of storage devices are configured and are included in different layers. Based on at least one storage device of the same type, the pools of types corresponding to the...
8200888 Seek time emulation for solid state drives  
Methods and apparatuses for delaying execution of input/output (I/O) requests for solid state drives are contemplated. Some embodiments comprise receiving I/O requests for a solid state drive and...
8195877 Changing the redundancy protection for data associated with a file  
A storage subsystem provides redundancy protection for data associated with files stored in a storage subsystem. A request is received to change the redundancy protection for data associated with...
8194085 Apparatus, system, and method for graphics memory hub  
A memory hub permits a graphics processor to access random access memories, such as dynamic random access memories (DRAMs). In one implementation, the memory hub permits an increase in effective...