Interview of Ken Ouchi, who at IBM San Jose designed the computer industry's first RAID-based storage system in 1974, 14 years before the concept was named and widely published at UC Berkeley. A fully working version of the prototype, based on IBM 3330 front-end and 3350 back-end disk drives, was built and tested in 1976. While not productized, it was patented: "System for recovering data stored in failed memory unit," US 4,092,732. Ken later became an influential leader at Solectron, a global manufacturing company that built printed circuit cards for many Silicon Valley firms in the 1980s.
Redundant array of independent disks (RAID); disk drive; IBM; 3330; 3350; 3850; 1130; 360; Evans, Bob; Inmos transputer; manufacturing and test; Solectron; Japanese internment camp; Patterson, David; Ouchi, Ken; IBM San Jose; error correction codes