Advanced Format in Legacy Infrastructures – Disruptive or Transparent?

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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Since the launch of Advanced Format (AF) technology on hard disk drives in July 2010, many drives have been shipped and integrated using 512 byte emulation standards (AF 512e). As the industry prepares to introduce AF into long-standing legacy infrastructures, including enterprise systems, additional concerns for in compatibility and data loss have be raised. How real are these concerns? Do AF 512e and its 4K native derivative (AF 4Kn) have negative implications to legacy infrastructures? Take this opportunity to learn about the disruptive or transparent nature of AF from industry expert, Curtis Stevens.