Thinner disk drives - such as Seagate's new 5mm drive - are the last gasp of an old strategy: making drives smaller. It won't work. The future is elsewhere.
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.
Harris has been working with computers for over 35 years and selling and marketing data storage for over 30 in companies large and small. He introduced a couple of multi-billion dollar storage products (DLT, the first Fibre Channel array) to market, as well as a many smaller ones. Earlier he spent 10 years marketing servers and networks. After leaving corporate life he founded TechnoQWAN, a consulting and analyst firm. He also developed StorageMojo into one of the top storage industry blogs. Robin writes, consults, coaches and lives in Sedona, Arizona.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
How do you know you are getting promised cloud services? You don't, according to researchers.
For Solid State Drives, performance is a given, so look at other factors such as warranties, MTBF and cost.
No. Transistors will always cost more than tiny magnetic dots, despite Moore's Law. Here's why.
Years ago I wrote a piece called "RAID5 stops working in 2009." It's now 2013. Was I right?
10+ hour battery life. Fits in pants pockets. Full size keys + touchscreen. Weighs under half a kilo. Thousands of apps. I like this!
Handbrake is a great app. I've learned a few things after ripping hundreds of my DVDs you might want to know.
Flash, despite its vast success, is hardly an ideal storage medium - for one thing it gets slower and more fragile as it shrinks - so many expect resistance RAM - ReRAM - to win long term. Crossbar announces the first ReRAM that could replace flash.
When it comes to low latency and high bandwidth, the memory bus is hard to beat. But a terabyte? Diablo Technologies has announced one.
The longest PC sales decline in history has the industry in shock. We are in a new era with smart phones and tablets. But the bottom is deeper than many expect. Here's why.
Microsoft's new strategy: be all things to all people - infrastructure, business, entertainment, services. Why would anyone think that would work?
RAID5 isn't for protecting your data – it is for keeping your applications running when there is a failure. And it is no substitute for backup.
Mavericks is the name of the next OS X version. But Mavericks the place - one of the world's top big wave surf sites - is also a story of obsession, danger and death, not unlike the story of Steve Jobs.
The movie "Moneyball" celebrated a "Big Data" approach to maximizing returns from investments. Can Big Data do the same for government?
First ESPN dropped their 3-D sports channel. Now the BBC is putting a hold on 3-D. Is 3-D doomed?