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.
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 is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, based in Sedona, Arizona. He has over 30 years in the IT industry, including DEC and Sun, and degrees from Yale and the Wharton School.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
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?
The tiny little power-packed tube is engineered like a 1960s mainframe computer: a central processor with a lot of I/O. That makes the economic case for it very different than for other PCs.
Reading digital files require a computer, OS and app, which will all be different in 100 years. Why not store human-readable files instead? Now we can.
We want our data protected from failures. After a failure we want our data back quickly. And we want to pay as little as possible. How?
Both are tiny and pretty. The Mac Cube was also expensive and dead in a year. Why should the new Mac Pro succeed where the Cube failed?
The problem isn't that the NSA has access to every single phone record and Internet session for every American citizen. The problem is they didn't tell us.
The flash failure mode is odd: when most things break you lose their contents. But when flash fails your data is still there. Did you ever wonder why?