Mozy for Mac was the first low-cost online backup service for Macs. But after using it for over 2 years at my own expense I dumped it. Here's why.
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.
Apple made it official this week: the innovative ZFS file system for Mac OS X is dead. Who killed it?
Net neutrality means a faster network for everyone - despite what the telcos say. Net neutrality makes ISPs focus on us, their customers, instead of chiseling money from Google and Microsoft. And that's a good thing for all of us.
DRAM errors are just a problem for main memory: they also afflict embedded subsystems, like disk controllers, that use DRAM. Where are the problems and what can you do?
TDK's 10 layer, 320 GB Blu-ray disk is a remarkable technical feat. Too bad it will never be a commercial success. Optical is a dead end - and soon it will just be dead. Here's why.
A two-and-a-half year study of DRAM on 10s of thousands Google servers found DIMM error rates are hundreds to thousands of times higher than thought -- a mean of 3,751 correctable errors per DIMM per year.This is the world's first large-scale study of RAM errors in the field.
Seagate announced a new disk with a 6 Gbit/s SATA interface, a 64 MB cache and 2 TB of capacity. What do the faster interface and higher cache mean to you?
Industry seers have been predicting the end of NAND flash's rapid price declines and density increases due to physical limits. But if you can't get smaller, get higher. Here's how Samsung plans to mass produce 1 Tbit chips in 2013.
Upgrading to a new dot release of Mac OS X is almost a no-brainer. They typically offer better security, more stability and - maybe - new features. But Snow Leopard is a very different beast than Leopard. If you make money with your Mac, make haste slowly.
Flash-based DIMMs open another front in the flash war on older storage technologies - this time against DRAM. When they hit the market, will it be DRAM or disks that take the hit?