In an endurance test six consumer-grade SSDs have been written to continuously until failure. The good news: They all exceeded their endurance specs by a substantial margin. But half have failed before reaching a petabyte of writes.
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.
There were many positive developments unveiled at Apple's recent WWDC. But one major piece of 1980s technology at the center of the Mac and iOS stack needs replacement. Tech rarely gets better with age.
SoSecurity faces a tough road to obtain funding for its top-notch SSD drive, but bigger companies may be drooling to take it over.
There's a new Kickstarter campaign for a brilliant SSD with a host of features that will have Seagate, WD and Toshiba kicking themselves that they didn't think of first. Will it succeed?
Flash vendors make a big deal about 'usable gigabytes' as they struggle to show they are more cost-effective than disks. But is it a realistic metric?
Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America, may be the only traitor with his own state holiday. What does that have to do with Edward Snowden?
Anything that can be hacked, will be hacked — including neural networks. Here's what researchers have learned about surprising artificial intelligence behavior.
IBM is suddenly ending sales of NetApp products this month to focus on pushing its own stumbling products. Who is the bigger loser — IBM, or NetApp?
A technical paper this month outlined a creative method for making SSDs four-times faster (sometimes). But the headlines ignore the paper's nuanced results and its creative method for making SSDs faster, more efficient and longer lived.
The rumor mill is in full cry with reports of a 12-inch iPad, or a 12-inch MacBook Air. But why both? Technical competitive analysis tells us there's an obvious — once you think about it — middle ground that moves Apple both up and down.