Dell — #3 in PCs — is in play with three bids on the table to buy the company. What are the buyers planning to do?
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.
Drive vendors have complained for years that half of all "failed" drives have no problems when tested. Maybe they need to build better drives. Here's a suggestion.
Will $1,500 hybrid notebooks save Windows 8? Of course not. Even $600 hybrid notebooks might not.
Flash SSDs are non-volatile, so what could go wrong when power fails? A great deal, even on high-end 'enterprise' SSDs.
SATA port multipliers are cheap and popular for low-cost storage arrays. But are they safe for your data? ZDNet reader experience can help us size the problem.
Non-volatile SSD storage makes it possible for servers to safely cache writes locally for a big performance boost. But what is the best way to do it?
(*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!
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.