Light Peak is a high-speed optical I/O interconnect - starting at 10 Gbit/sec and scaling to 100 - whose parents are 3 of the biggest I/0 screwups in high tech: Sony, Apple and Intel. Can you spell doomed?
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.
Big hard drives have performance benefits that are at least as important than their raw capacity - and they may be the best and cheapest upgrade you can make to your system. Here's why.
Itching for bragging rights with the gamers next door? Want to edit uncompressed HD video without breaking the bank? I turbocharge Apricorn's internal PCI-e array card with 4 Intel X25-M SSDs. Yup, its fast!
Microsoft's new stores are an almost exact copy of Apple's. And they didn't do too badly. See for yourself.
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.
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.