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Fred Charles Thomas III, Walter A Gaspard: Data storage apparatus with a HDD and a removable solid state device. Hewlett Packard Development Company, September 3, 2013: US08527692 (1 worldwide citation)

A data storage apparatus includes a non-volatile hard disk drive platter, a coupling interface for removably receiving a non-volatile solid state device operable as a cache. The data storage apparatus also includes a communication line functionally connected to the hard disk drive platter and the co ...


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Fred Charles Thomas, Paul A Boerger, Matthew D Haines: Providing data redundancy using an internal mass storage device and an external mass storage device. Hewlett Packard Development Company, November 5, 2013: US08578091 (1 worldwide citation)

A computer includes an enclosure, an internal mass storage device within the enclosure, and a redundancy controller within the enclosure. At least one port enables direct connection of the computer to at least one external mass storage device. The redundancy controller is configured to provide data ...


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Fred Charles Thomas III, Bryce Carl Wemple, Charles Shilling, Allen O Buckner: Interface adapter systems and methods. Hewlett Packard Development Company, Michael Czarnecki, February 26, 2013: US08386689

Interface adapter systems and methods are provided. An adapter means can be provided for coupling a first interface to a second interface, the second interface configured to accommodate the coupling of a peripheral device. A detector means can be provided for detecting the peripheral device. A means ...


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Robin Reinhard Padden, Kristin Anne McArdle Scott, Fred Charles Thomas III: System and method for detecting the presence of a data-storage cartridge using phase-rotated polarized light. July 1, 2003: US06587297

A disk drive has an improved system for detecting the presence of a data-storage cartridge inserted into the drive. The improved system uses a source of polarized light and a detector of polarized light. The detector is optically coupled to the source by a reflective marker on the data-storage cartr ...


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Fred Charles Thomas III, Bryce Carl Wemple, Charles Shilling, Allen O Buckner: Interface adapter systems and methods. Hewlett Packard Development Company, February 16, 2012: US20120042112-A1

Interface adapter systems and methods are provided. An adapter means can be provided for coupling a first interface to a second interface, the second interface configured to accommodate the coupling of a peripheral device. A detector means can be provided for detecting the peripheral device. A means ...


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Fred Charles Thomas, Phillip M Walker, Greg J Lipinski: Direct Attached Storage System And Method For Implementing Multiple Simultaneous Storage Schemes. May 26, 2011: US20110125965-A1

A direct attached storage (DAS) system configurable to simultaneously implement a plurality of data storage schemes, comprising one or more storage devices, a controller coupled to the storage devices for implementing and managing a plurality of data storage schemes on the storage devices, an I/O po ...


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