User:Whiteknight/Data Storage Media

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I'm not sure when I want to introduce this book. I have alot of material on all the subjects here, but I don't have the time right now to pull it all together. This will be, I think, a very big book, and I don't want to enter into it lightly. --Whiteknight(talk) (projects) 01:39, 11 July 2006 (UTC)


I want this book to discuss the field of data storage, particularly as it applies to hardware systems, but also as it applies to software systems as well (particular file systems, et al).

Table of Contents[edit]

Section 1: Magnetic Media[edit]

  • Magnetic Tape
  • Removable Magnetic Media
    • Floppy Disks
    • Zip Disks
    • Jazz Disks
    • Magnetic Tape Drives
  • Permanent Magnetic Media
    • Hard Disk Drives

Section 2: Electric Media[edit]

  • Flash Memory
  • Sony Memory Cards
  • SD Memory Cards
  • ...
  • Volatile Memory
    • RAM (DRAM, SDRAM, etc...)
  • EPROM (EEPROM, etc...)
  • Battery Backed-up RAM

Section 4: File Systems[edit]

  • Basic File Systems
  • Advanced File Systems Concepts
    • Permissions and Flags
  • Windows File Systems
    • FAT (FAT16, FAT32)
    • NTFS
  • Unix/Linux File Systems
  • Mac File System
    • HFS Plus
  • btrfs
  • zfs

Section 5: Optical Media[edit]

  • Optical Memory
    • CD-ROM
      • CD-R, CD-RW
    • Laserdisk
    • DVD-ROM
      • Double-Density DVD
      • HD-DVD
    • Blue-Ray Disk
  • Optical File Systems
    • ISO-9660
    • ISO-13490
    • UDF
  • Holographic Storage

Section 6: Logical Media[edit]

  • Partitions
    • Primary Partitions
    • Secondary Partitions
    • Extended Partitions
    • Logical Partitions
  • Logical Drives
  • Volumes

Section 7: Redundant Storage[edit]

  • RAID
  • Error Correction
  • Failure Detections
  • geographically distributed file systems

Section 8: Drive Interfacing[edit]

  • SCSI (wide SCSI, Ultra SCSI, etc...)

Other Sections[edit]

Section X: Databases and High-Level Storage[edit]

Section Y: Network Databases and Network Storage[edit]

Section Z: Theoretical (Future) Storage[edit]


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Data Storage Media =Magnetic Media

  • Magnetic Tape
  • Floppy Disks
  • Zip Disks
  • Hard Disk Drives

=Electric Media

  • Flash Memory
  • DRAM
  • SRAM

=File Systems

  • File Systems Concepts
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • EXT Systems
  • ReiserFS
  • HFS Systems

=Optical Storage

  • CD-ROM
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD
  • BlueRay
  • ISO-9660
  • ISO-13490
  • UDF

=Logical Storage

  • Partitions
  • Logical Drives
  • Volumes

=Storage Redundancy

  • RAID
  • Failure Detection
  • Error Correction

=Drive Interfacing

  • IDE and ATAPI
  • SCSI

=Databases and High-Level Storage

  • Relational Databases
  • Distributed Storage

=Network Storage

  • DAT
  • NAT
  • Cloud Storage

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