The CY4640 includes the USB host software stack, a mass storage
class driver, a file system and associated supporting software modules, as well as a sample application layer and hardware that enable customers to evaluate a design at various stages of development.
MF: We've answered the question of storage mapping and how it impacts in NAS, I'm wondering about other efforts that Microsoft is looking at in the mass storage
Perhaps the right answer is mass storage
to fit the needs of access time versus removability versus price, regard-less of technology type.
These three parameters, initial access time, sequential access only, and a perceived higher management cost represent the next frontier for the Nearline and mass storage
providers to address.
today means more than just capacity storage with low access rates; it now includes data demanding all the storage properties such as response time, a high level of concurrent access, bandwidth to transfer large files or blocks, rapid recovery, and high-availability.
Of the world's digital data, approximately 90% reside on mass storage
or removable media technology such as magnetic tape and optical disks.