(*plus drives). The guys who gave the world an open source storage array for $7,348 are back with an improved v3.0: higher capacity; better engineering; faster CPU and - when drive prices drop - cheaper too!
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.
Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet/notebook has much less available storage capacity than other tablets. While my ZDNet colleague Ed Bott defended Microsoft, they clearly goofed. Here's why.
Evidence of the quality rot in Mac OS X continues to grow. The latest is a hilarious-if-it-weren't-so-sad: typing "file:///" with a capital F results in many Mac applications crashing. But that's not all.
Why is it so hard and expensive to synchronize your data across device and geography? It doesn't have to be, as the new Transporter proves.
Even as eye candy has been added to the Mac interface, basic functionality critical to data integrity and reliable operation have been subtracted. Is this Apple's design chief Jony Ive's fault?
Several commenters on yesterday's Thunderbolt vs. USB 3.0 post stated that there are no Thunderbolt products. In fact, there are hundreds of Thunderbolt products. You just can't afford them.
What's the difference between USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt? After playing with USB 3.0 for the last 6 months--and Thunderbolt for more than a year--here's what I've found.
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group announced plans to double USB 3.0 bandwidth to 10Gbs. That would make more sense if anyone was complaining about current USB 3.0 speeds.
I heard about the 1,000 year DVD several years ago. I didn't believe it it would ever work, but now I do. Here's why.
A single Blu-ray disc isn't very fast or large. So how can it be used in enterprise storage? Panasonic's answer: lash 12 together to make a fast, long-life - 50 years - robotic storage system.