Compressed memory is the only major storage feature in OS 10.9 Mavericks. Here's what it is and how well it works.
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 is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, a storage research and consulting firm he founded in 2005. Based in Sedona, Arizona, TechnoQWAN focuses on emerging technologies, products, companies and markets. Robin has over 35 years experience in the IT industry and earned degrees from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
Apple makes amazing portable devices and has a great success in the iTunes store, but there are important technology pieces they won't innovate on. The result: a company whose shiny new devices are undermined by mediocre infrastructure.
About every 10 years hard drive technology bumps into the laws of physics. And for the last 50 years scientists and engineers have figured out ways around it. 3-D recording may be the next bit of magic.
Storage is more than bits on a disk. Storage in its broadest sense defines culture. That is what the Bitcoin debate this week has been about.
3-D printing move over! You can start inkjet printing flexible circuit boards for as little as $300. Here's how.
Most companies die. Here's why Microsoft is in danger, despite its seeming invulnerability.
Some people believe that virtualization makes their data safer. They're wrong.
Your cloud data: how fast can you get it out? A failed cloud storage company reminds us that yes, we can lose data in the cloud. Now what?
The convergence fantasy is you luxuriating in a bubble bath of digital goodness. The reality: your heart surgeon pulling out a Swiss Army knife. Feeling better?
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.
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!