Flash SSDs are non-volatile, so what could go wrong when power fails? A great deal, even on high-end 'enterprise' SSDs.
Storage is what makes a computer your computer. Robin Harris writes about storage and other tech with a focus on the SOHO/SMB market. And fun stuff, too, like PS3 supercomputers and Google's technology.
Robin Harris has been a computer buff for over 35 years and selling and marketing data storage for over 30 years in companies large and small.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
SATA port multipliers are cheap and popular for low-cost storage arrays. But are they safe for your data? ZDNet reader experience can help us size the problem.
Non-volatile SSD storage makes it possible for servers to safely cache writes locally for a big performance boost. But what is the best way to do it?
(*plus drives). The guys who gave the world an open source storage array for $7,348 are back with an improved v3.0: higher capacity; better engineering; faster CPU and - when drive prices drop - cheaper too!
Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet/notebook has much less available storage capacity than other tablets. While my ZDNet colleague Ed Bott defended Microsoft, they clearly goofed. Here's why.
Evidence of the quality rot in Mac OS X continues to grow. The latest is a hilarious-if-it-weren't-so-sad: typing "file:///" with a capital F results in many Mac applications crashing. But that's not all.
Why is it so hard and expensive to synchronize your data across device and geography? It doesn't have to be, as the new Transporter proves.
Even as eye candy has been added to the Mac interface, basic functionality critical to data integrity and reliable operation have been subtracted. Is this Apple's design chief Jony Ive's fault?
Several commenters on yesterday's Thunderbolt vs. USB 3.0 post stated that there are no Thunderbolt products. In fact, there are hundreds of Thunderbolt products. You just can't afford them.
What's the difference between USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt? After playing with USB 3.0 for the last 6 months--and Thunderbolt for more than a year--here's what I've found.