GB2416912B8 - Disk array system and interface converter - Google Patents

Disk array system and interface converter

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Publication number
GB2416912B8
GB2416912B8 GB0522162A GB0522162A GB2416912B8 GB 2416912 B8 GB2416912 B8 GB 2416912B8 GB 0522162 A GB0522162 A GB 0522162A GB 0522162 A GB0522162 A GB 0522162A GB 2416912 B8 GB2416912 B8 GB 2416912B8
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Prior art keywords
disk array
array system
interface converter
converter
interface
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Expired - Fee Related
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GB0522162A
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GB0522162D0 (en
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Inventor
Yutaka Nakagawa
Azuma Kano
Ikuya Yagisawa
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Hitachi Ltd
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Hitachi Ltd
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Priority to JP2003417521A priority Critical patent/JP4317436B2/en
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Publication of GB2416912B8 publication Critical patent/GB2416912B8/en
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GB0522162A 2003-12-16 2004-06-07 Disk array system and interface converter Expired - Fee Related GB2416912B8 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

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JP2003417521A JP4317436B2 (en) 2003-12-16 2003-12-16 Disk array system and interface conversion device
GB0412679A GB2409329B (en) 2003-12-16 2004-06-07 Disk array system and interface converter

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GB0522162D0 GB0522162D0 (en) 2005-12-07
GB2416912A GB2416912A (en) 2006-02-08
GB2416912B GB2416912B (en) 2007-03-21
GB2416912B8 true GB2416912B8 (en) 2007-04-12

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