The ability to get data storage distributed throughout a computer system is a key requirement for many industrial applications. In the situation where the industrial environment is less than ideal, a hard drive cage presents an option for getting data storage safely deployed where it’s needed most. Read more here about some hard drive (HDD) peripherals that can meet more rigorous requirements.
Data, Data Everywhere
It’s hard to overestimate the amount of data that industrial computer systems are creating. Even when that information is not seemingly critical, there may be some insights hiding in it that will be discovered once the right analysis is applied. And for those individuals, perhaps with some gray hair around the temples, who remember what a gigantic number “256 megs” seemed to be, now dealing routinely with gigabytes of processing power, and able to buy 8 terabyte storage units for personal use for under $200, it is a new beginning to data handling.
The final leg of the three-legged stool of data creation and data storage is data analysis. Those tools are experiencing the same remarkable increase in power. Making sure your systems can capture, hold, and transmit or make available their data is the job of the hard drives, and efficiently deploying and protecting those drives is the job of an hdd cage.
Why a Cage?
With a customer base that includes such industries as small business, government, medical, plus industrial and military, solving problems associated with large data sets in harsh environments is a requirement for success. Disk drives often need to be capable of swapping drives in and out, likely including hot swaps, and in many cases need to be configured to handle two, or more, drives inside the case. Therefore the cases need to built to rugged specifications including handling and securing drives so all connections and contacts are made and are tight. The best design to do that is not simply a box, but a cage which may include rails, guides, and are reinforced for structural integrity.
The consequence of building a rugged piece of equipment is a long product life, as much as 10 years, and an industry-leading 3 year warranty. Coupled with all the other capabilities and the ability to customize solutions if needed, and the benefits of creating a hard drive cage to meet the design and environmental requirements of a storage system become readily apparent.