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Method to supply additional disk capacity on demand

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022451D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Low cost hard drives with larger capacities can be procured and inserted into systems. Drives can be customized to ship with smaller size configurations for custom bids without having many different size hard drives on hand, thus providing IBM with a cost savings. If the customer runs out of hard drive space, the un-used space can be recovered with no loss of down-time due to migration concerns. Since this method follows the sweet spot on the hard drives, inventory of obsolete hard drives is drastically reduced as the sweet spot drives are clipped to produce lower size drives required by large enterprise customers.