Patent Number: 7,088,540

Title: Storage apparatus and control method therefor

Abstract: A storage apparatus comprises at least one housing A in which a storage device and a controller are provided, at least one housing B in which a storage device and a peripheral device are provided, and a transmission path for connecting the storage device and the controller of the housing A, and the storage device of the housing B to enable communication therebetween. The storage apparatus is capable of controlling operation of the storage device of the housing B according to an operating state of the storage device of the housing A through communication via the transmission path; and controlling operation of the peripheral device according to an operating state of the storage device of the housing B.

Inventors: Suzuki; Katsuyoshi (Odawara, JP), Kano; Azuma (Odawara, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 19/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018