Flash storage takes power to write - a 20 volt jolt to each cell - but needs almost none to maintain. The real power hog is the inefficient storage software stack that eats 200 times the power required for the hardware.
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.
Yes, the cloud works pretty well. So does your PC. But the two are not always happy together. Here's why.
ARM plans to accelerate their energy-use advantage over Intel by licensing two innovative non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) technologies last month. ARM puts sizable financial and technical muscle behind the search for a flash replacement.
Consumer NAND flash technology has serious problems in enterprise applications, leading the industry to look for better non-volatile semiconductor storage. Researchers at IBM have been characterizing just such a new drive from Micron.
ZDNet's Ed Bott recently gave six reasons why the Mac never made it in the enterprise. But I saw the real reason when I proposed bringing a single Mac into my company: IT is crazy.
Big data is pervasive, but the skills to use it aren't. Software Carpentry is programming literacy for big data. And important little data.
Yes, as in 500,000TB, or half an exabyte. And it is a small company - not the NSA or Amazon - building it. Big data is closer, smaller and cheaper than you imagine.
In 1977 I decided to buy a computer. Microsoft and Apple were newly founded, the IBM PC was years away and there were no killer apps. It took over a year, but I had to have one and it changed my life.
Macs have had a love/hate thing with storage from the start. Here are the highs and lows of 30 years of Mac storage.
TweakTown's tacit defense of industry silence on drive reliability - and against the Backblaze report - fails on multiple levels. Here's why.