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Your business can’t afford to come to a grinding halt
because of a compromised desktop computer. While a sound data
protection plan is essential for a business of any size, you
may find yourself facing a few obstacles in your path, from
lack of a managed network to no existing backup devices, to
setting expectations for users to back up their own
Even if you have a data protection plan in place,
recovering in the event of a hard drive failure can still be a
process that eats into valuable work time, and your user has
still lost everything done since the last backup. No
matter how fast and easy restoring from a backup device might
be, you still need a sound hard drive to put the data onto,
and acquiring and installing one takes time that might be
critical in the midst of an important, time-sensitive
Data mirroring plus regular backup – the
Data mirroring can be an invaluable time saver in
situations like these. If you have a desktop containing two
identically sized hard drives set up with data mirroring,
everything in one hard drive is fully and completely copied
onto the other, and if one drive fails the other seamlessly
moves in to take its place. You or your employee can continue
working without interruption until the faulty drive can be
Having a mirrored hard drive doesn’t protect you in the
event of site destruction or other catastrophe. But when it
comes to keeping the work flowing without missing a beat, data
mirroring on redundant hard drives is hard to top.
RAID – not just for bugs (or tech gurus)
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a technology
that’s been around in the enterprise server world for years.
RAID combines multiple hard drives into a single, logical unit
using identically sized disks, improving fault tolerance with
seamless switching in the event of a failure. The technology
centers around data mirroring as described above – everything
is copied fully on each separate disk. All this happens
automatically – the user does nothing to make it happen.
RAID 1 is the data mirroring HP uses in select desktop PC
solutions, and it requires two hard drives of the same size
and specifications to mirror data precisely. HP helps
with the configuration, so all you have to do is turn on the
PC when it arrives.
The HP solution – preconfigured for
HP’s Real Time Data Backup RAID 1 Solution is a
pre-installed option available on the HP Compaq dc5750
Business Desktop PC and HP Compaq dc7700 Business Desktop PC.
Ordering a PC with RAID 1 and an extra hard drive might seem
like a luxury, but the cost differential will seem meaningless
the first time data mirroring saves a project in the nick of
time, and when you add the second hard drive at purchase HP
configures everything at no charge.
Later on, if you have a hard drive failure you can replace
the failed hard drive with an identical one and mirroring
begins again with no extra configuration required. If you’re
running HP Client Manager, the user and/or the IT
Administrator will be notified automatically of the failure.
It’s that simple with HP Business PCs.
About the HP Compaq Business Desktop
HP Compaq Business Desktop PCs are smart, manageable
business PCs with great depth and breadth of security
features, capable of supporting a broad range of business
requirements and designed to increase business productivity.
They provide a set of powerful advantages for organizations of
all sizes who value:
- Business PCs designed for the lowest cost of ownership
- Long-term hardware and image consistency
- Easy remote network manageability and preinstalled
- Common software image across chassis by chipset
- Highly serviceable and expandable chassis
HP Compaq Business Desktop PCs provide a stable, long-lived
solution for your business computing environment.
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