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8195904 Method and apparatus for controlling access to storage device  
The storage system includes a controller receiving a plurality of access commands from a plurality of host computers, a plurality of disk drives being coupled to the controller, and a panel...
8195878 Hard disk drive with attached solid state drive cache  
Methods, systems, and computer programs for managing storage in a computer system using a solid state drive (SSD) read cache memory are presented. The method includes receiving a read request,...
8185711 Memory module, a memory system including a memory controller and a memory module and methods thereof  
A memory module, a memory system including a memory controller and a memory module and methods thereof. The example memory module may include a plurality of memory units each having an interface...
8185690 Memory module, memory system, and information device  
A memory system including ROM and RAM in which reading and writing are enabled. A memory system includes a non-volatile memory (FLASH), DRAM, a control circuit, and an information processing...
8176268 Systems and methods for performing storage operations in a computer network  
Methods and systems are described for performing storage operations on electronic data in a network. In response to the initiation of a storage operation and according to a first set of selection...
8176243 Tape recording apparatus and method  
A tape recording apparatus is configured for sequentially recording files when receiving a command to write the files from an external host. The tape recording apparatus includes a buffer for...
8171244 Methods for implementation of worm mode on a removable disk drive storage system  
Embodiments provide systems and methods for maintaining immutable data in an archiving system using random access memory. To ensure data is immutable, novel pointers are maintained in the...
8171176 Method for selective replication of physical devices on a virtual self-configuring zoning expander  
Disclosed is a method and a SAS controller device that abstract access from one or more virtual machines operating on a host system to SAS physical devices connected to the SAS controller without...
8171212 Data processing apparatus and data processing program storage medium  
A data processing apparatus has a processing memory section that stores plural processing sections for building a combination processing section; a construction data memory section that stores...
8166240 Method for inventory of an automated data storage library  
An automated data library system employing a plurality of cartridges, one or more cartridge storage slots and an inventory controller. Each cartridge includes a cartridge memory. The cartridge...
8166302 Storage device with traceable watermarked content  
A storage device responds to a content request by watermarking the content and providing the watermarked content to the requester. The watermarked content uniquely identifies the storage device so...
8161206 Method and system for storing memory compressed data onto memory compressed disks  
In a computer system supporting memory compression and wherein data is stored on a disk in a different compressed format, and wherein an IOA (input/output adaptor)/IOP (input/output processor)...
8151079 Computer system, storage area allocation method, and management computer  
Disclosed is a system and method for preventing deterioration in I/O performance of a computer resulted from a use of the same physical disk among different logical volumes. A volume management...
8151037 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 is implemented with two or more input ports for...
8145729 Read-only storage device having network interface, a system including the device, and a method of distributing files over a network  
A Read-only storage device having network interface, a system including the device, and a method of distributing files over a network. The storage device comprises a processor communicably...
8145861 Managing data transfer between different types of tape media with encryption  
A method for managing data transfer from at least one input tape to an output tape begins by opening the output tape. For each input tape, the input tape is opened and directory information about...
8146167 Use management method for peripheral device, electronic system and component device thereof  
Managing the use of an optical disc drive by a program at high security. An OS of a host apparatus 100 sends one user certificate incorporating the policy information defining the use contents...
8140816 Utilizing partition resource requirements from workload estimation to automate partition software configuration and validation  
A method and apparatus for utilizing partition resource requirements to automate computer partition configuration. Partition resource requirements that are collected by a workload estimator...
8140749 Storage control apparatus with memory backup device  
In a storage control apparatus provided therein with a battery-backed-up memory device being a combination of a cache memory of a storage device and a system memory on the side of a CPU, an ASIC...
8140783 Memory system for selectively transmitting command and address signals  
A system includes a memory controller adapted to output address signals, command signals and select signals; a plurality of memory modules; and a plurality of buses each corresponding to one of...
8131924 De-duplication of data stored on tape media  
Embodiments of the present invention provide mechanisms for improving storage consumption on a sequential access medium, such as a physical tape, by preferably storing one instance of a data block...
8131910 System and article of manufacture for device selection  
Provided are a system and article of manufacture for device selection. A command is generated in a host, wherein the command is for a library manager not directly connected to the host. A device...
8131919 Techniques for controlling storage device use by performing a storage device location assessment operation based on a current storage device identifier  
An electronic system includes a framework, data storage circuitry and a controller. The framework includes multiple device slots. The data storage circuitry is arranged to access storage devices...
8127068 Removable cartridge storage devices and methods  
Removable cartridge storage devices and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, the removable cartridge storage device comprises a plurality of cartridge holders, each of the cartridge holders...
8117619 System and method for identifying least busy resources in a storage system using values assigned in a hierarchical tree structure  
An apparatus, system and method to optimize load distribution across logical and physical resources in a storage system. An apparatus in accordance with the invention may include an availability...
8117386 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...
8112579 Selecting a destination tape recording device for saving data  
Selecting a destination tape recording device, out of a plurality of tape recording devices, for saving data. Particularly a technique for selecting a tape recording apparatus whose performance is...
8108597 Storage control method and system for performing backup and/or restoration  
A second storage system (SS2) comprises a plurality of tapes, a first storage device capable of performing random access at a rate higher than the tapes, and a virtual storage device emulating the...
8108598 Hard drive accessing method and hard drive accessing system supporting maximum transmission rate of hard drive  
A hard drive assessing method and a hard drive assessing system supporting a maximum transmission rate of a hard drive are provided, wherein the hard drive is accessed by a controller, and both...
8102557 System and method for disabling access to non-volatile storage in a multi-function peripheral  
A multi-function peripheral (MFP) device having enhanced security for processed data is disclosed. The MFP includes both a non-volatile memory and a volatile memory. The MFP also includes a user...
8103148 Recording apparatus and recording method  
A recording apparatus comprises: a removable recording medium; a processor; and a receiving unit that receives an operation command for demounting the removable recording medium, wherein, when the...
8103748 Rule-based method and system for managing heterogenous computer clusters  
A system and method for managing heterogenous clusters asynchronously accesses operating information received from the clusters by invoking services on the clusters to send the necessary...
8102614 Storage system, related data processing apparatus, and I/O method  
A storage system is disclosed and related methods of reading/writing data are disclosed. The storage system includes a main data storage medium, and first and second buffers storing data to be...
8099514 Network file system  
A method in one embodiment is performed at least in part at a server in a network file system that includes said server and a plurality of clients connected by a network, the method comprising:...
8099497 Utilizing removable virtual volumes for sharing data on a storage area network  
The present disclosure provides data sharing through virtual removable volumes. A virtual volume of a SAN (storage area network) is presented to clients as a virtual removable volume. A...
8090908 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...
8090909 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...
8090902 Disk drive adjusting command execution in response to control circuitry die temperature  
A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk having a plurality of tracks, wherein each track comprises a plurality of data sectors. The disk drive further comprises a head actuated over the disk,...
8085948 Noise reduction in a system  
A system comprises a plurality of storage drives coupled to logic. The logic implements a noise-reducing feature selected from a group consisting of a first feature that limits system performance...
8086797 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...
8086877 Storage device and control method for the same  
A storage device is provided with: a first management section that manages a storage area provided by one or more hard disk drives on a basis of a predetermined unit created using one or more...
8086561 Document searching system and document searching method  
In a document searching system, a first storing apparatus, a second storing apparatus, and a document managing apparatus are connected to one another. The document managing apparatus stores...
8082388 Optimizing operational requests of logical volumes  
A method, system, apparatus and computer program product for determining an optimal file operational time in a data storage system for use with a tape media storing data in a serpentine pattern on...
8082413 Detection circuit for mixed asynchronous and synchronous memory operation  
A memory access mode detection circuit and method for detecting and initiating memory access modes for a memory device. The memory access mode detection circuit receives the memory address...
8077575 Information recording method that records management information for managing dummy information as a file in a user data area  
A method of recording information on a recording medium. The method includes determining whether an amount of information recorded in a user data area is equal to or greater than a predetermined...
8078871 Apparatus and system for remotely verifying integrity of memory for mobile platform, and method therefor  
A verification apparatus for a mobile platform for remotely verifying the integrity of a device that is connected to a network and has a shared private key includes a verifying unit that...
8078809 System for accessing an offline storage unit through an online storage unit  
By the same method as that of making data access to a data storage area in an online state, it is performed to access a data storage area other than the data storage area. A plurality of logical...
8078798 Managing first level storage in a multi-host environment  
A virtual tape server (VTS) and a method for managing shared first level storage, such as a disk cache, among multiple virtual tape servers are provided. Such a system and method manage first...
8074015 Method for storing files on a storage medium, storage medium, and video recording apparatus using the method  
In a storage medium, an address space is defined which is divided into a first area and a second area. According to the invention, at least one file is stored on the medium which is split into...
8072704 Energy-saving operation of a storage device  
A computer implemented method is disclosed, for energy-saving operation of a storage device with a read/write head. The method includes monitoring workload of the storage device, calculating...