Seagate announced this morning that they are purchasing LaCie, the French consumer storage company, for $186 million. Should we worry?
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.
Backup disgusts me. It is the white flag of defeat in a never-ending battle to preserve our stuff against storage devices that don't store reliably. And it's boring.
Toshiba is rightly celebrating the 25th anniversary of NAND flash. We should join them.
At least 28 Thunderbolt products were shown at NAB 2012. That doesn't sound like a lot, but it is because many connect Thunderbolt to existing standards. Expect a big jump in Thunderbolt momentum this year.
3D TV was huge at NAB 2011 - in hype and flop. But NAB 2012 delivered the goods: watchable glasses-free 3D on big, colorful and very watchable screens.
After burning through $100 million, holographic storage startup InPhase folded several years ago. hVault is rebooting the technology, and they've learned from the InPhase debacle.
Holographic storage has incredible potential, but has never made it to market despite$100 million and years of R&D. But now it gets one more chance to make good.
Perhaps you noticed that SSD sale prices are dropping to $1/GB and even less. Is now the time to buy?
Adding iOS UI elements of OS X means lots more small I/Os, the kind that disks do poorly and SSDs do well. Don't buy a new Mac without an SSD or you'll regret it!
Some readers were skeptical that "real work" could be done on a tablet. Get over yourselves! People did "real work" even before computers were invented.