The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) announced 2 new specs: BDXL (High Capacity Recordable and Rewritable discs) and IH-BD (Intra-Hybrid discs). Will either ever be successful?
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.
IT vendors will make billions of dollars on electronic health records (EHR) - if we can get people to use them. But vendors are mostly silent on the issue of health privacy. The surprising leader in health care issues and patient privacy? Microsoft.
Snow Leopard converted to base-10 last year, provoking digerati outrage. Now Linux distro Ubuntu 10.04, "Lucid Lynx" is following. When will Microsoft get with the program?
Flash storage wears out after too many writes, but vendors claim wear-leveling and other tools fix the problem. Can vendor claims be trusted? Researchers at Northeastern University decided to find out. Here's what they found.
The historic Health Care Reform that Congress passed last night puts America on a path to be competitive with every other industrialized nation. But it is good for the storage industry as well.Why?
Quick - which Silicon Valley icon creates computers that creative professionals love? And what SV company creates software that creative pros crave? Right: Apple and Adobe. So why are they 2 separate companies?
Microsoft Research is driving a new class of digital device: the SenseCam - a lifecorder. Record your daily life - including Tequila binges. Diary writing is about to be replaced with an explosion of personal pics, video and OMG, I did WHAT!!
You'd think that after 50 years and many billions sold, disk drives would be well understood. And you'd be wrong. Take the case of latent sector errors.
People are making the cloud computing and storage much more complicated than it has to be. There are 2 key elements in cloud infrastructure: scalability and manageability. Those are the hard problems. If you don't have those you CAN'T have a cloud. The rest is pool.
File systems are supposed to protect your data, but most are 20-30 year old architectures that risk data with every I/O. The open source ZFS from Sun Oracle claims high data integrity - and now that claim has been independently tested.