Robin Harris

Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, a storage research and consulting firm he founded in 2005. Based in Sedona, Arizona, TechnoQWAN focuses on emerging technologies, products, companies and markets. Robin has over 35 years experience in the IT industry and earned degrees from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

Latest Posts

PS3 gamers are real world heroes

PS3 gamers are real world heroes

Quick, are gamers socially impaired, violence prone losers or technically hip, socially conscious good guys? The numbers don't lie: Sony Playstation3 participation is 30x that of Windows machines in Stanford's disease fighting Folding@home project.

published November 5, 2007 by

Comments

Are Chinese disk drives flaky?

Are Chinese disk drives flaky?

What is Cantonese for "sucks"?A piece in the UK web site The Register, says of some recent Mac drives:According to Retrodata, its customers have sent in a much higher number of failed Seagate 2.

published October 31, 2007 by

Comments

Build an 8 PS3 supercomputer

Build an 8 PS3 supercomputer

Less than a 10th the cost per GFlop of the $2500 supercomputerTake 8 PS 3 consoles, Yellow Dog Linux, a Gigabit Ethernet switch and your favorite protein folding or gravitational wave modeling codes and you're doing real science. On a Playstation!

published October 29, 2007 by

Comments

Disks that look like tape

Disks that look like tape

I'm at Storage Networking World in Dallas this morning so I'll make it quick. This one is more active than some so maybe the storage market is on the upswing.

published October 17, 2007 by

Comments

The paradise of infinite music

The paradise of infinite music

Make that "Ever-receding paradise. . . ."“The Paradise of Infinite Storage” was the title of a panel at the “Pop [Music] and Policy” conference at McGill University in Montreal.

published October 14, 2007 by

Comments

Disk drives win Nobel Prize in physics

Disk drives win Nobel Prize in physics

OK, two physicists who discovered Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) didI went on a bit of a rant recently about how cool disk technology. Seems the Swedish Academy of Sciences, the organization that awards Nobel Prizes, agrees.

published October 10, 2007 by

Comments

Home data compression you can see

Home data compression you can see

iTunes has rendered my CD cases obsoleteA few weeks ago I realized that I had enough disk space - 1 TB - on my desktop to rip all my CDs as 320 Kb/s MP3s. I had also built a $50 DVD burner so I re-ripped most of my lower fidelity CDs and ripped the 60% I'd never ripped before.

published October 9, 2007 by

Comments

Apple's new kick-butt file system pushes on

Apple's new kick-butt file system pushes on

Fixing data corruption before it startsApple is moving quickly ahead with their plan to give Mac users the most reliable data storage on any desktop with the new file system ZFS. According to MacRumors the latest developers build of OS X Leopard includes V1.

published October 5, 2007 by

Comments

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.

Top Stories