5 years ago put all my CDs into a box and threw out hundreds of CD cases. My 1200 DVD collection is next. Why? Streaming.
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.
If you believe Moore's Law still has legs - and I do - it will only be a matter of time before an iPhone-sized package can deliver more computing than most people need. So it's bound to happen, right? Nope.
While an iPad can't replace a desktop system today, it will be able to - for the vast majority of users - in 5 years. Not only possible, but inevitable. Here's how.
You encrypt your data to protect it from spying eyes, including the government's. Can you be forced to decrypt it and thus incriminate yourself? A US appeals court says NO. This may drive the full-disk-encryption market.
Data corruption is a fact of life for all systems - but only large systems get a statistically significant sample. Amazon, home of the world's largest cloud storage system, sees it all and concludes: trust nothing!
Economics isn't the only dismal science: the future of flash is even more dire than anything Malthus forecast. A paper presented at this week's FAST '12 conference, quantifies flash's declining reliability, endurance, and performance as density increases.
Carefully organized email boxes, with dozens of folders named and tagged, are a waste of time. Here's why, according to researchers from IBM and Microsoft.
Apple's warming trend in the enterprise is about to get squashed: Microsoft's new ReFS file system - due in Windows 8 Server - will be the first major file system to fix data-destroying bugs in today's most popular OSs. Apple's much-patched and buggy HFS+ can't come close.
Apple, like most PC makers, buys its PC processors from Intel. So why is Intel funding competitors to one of its largest customers? Apple should ask for $400 million off its next Intel CPU order.
A Hitachi VP claims disk supplies won't be back to normal until the end of this year. Should we care?