31 Dec '12, 6pm

Toshiba Develops Technology to Predict HDD Troubles

Toshiba Develops Technology to Predict HDD Troubles Jan 1, 2013 01:00 Hiroyuki Ogiwara, Nikkei Monozukuri Toshiba Corp developed a technology to predict troubles of hard disk drives (HDDs) based on data obtained from HDDs used in notebook computers such as the number of read errors and operating time and data collected from troubled HDDs. The new technology allows to back up data before an HDD crashes, enabling to prevent important data from being lost. The technology will be added to Toshiba Smart Client Manager, a management tool for notebook computers in business use, as a new function and commercialized in fiscal 2013. For the development of the new technology, Toshiba utilized HDD operation data collected from 1.66 million notebook computers that have Toshiba PC Health Monitor (software) and were manufactured by the company as well as data on troubled HDDs that has be...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20121228/258...

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