Robin Harris

Harris has been working with computers for over 35 years and selling and marketing data storage for over 30 in companies large and small. He introduced a couple of multi-billion dollar storage products (DLT, the first Fibre Channel array) to market, as well as a many smaller ones. Earlier he spent 10 years marketing servers and networks. After leaving corporate life he founded TechnoQWAN, a consulting and analyst firm. He also developed StorageMojo into one of the top storage industry blogs. Robin writes, consults, coaches and lives in Sedona, Arizona.

Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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SSD endurance: Death by petabyte

SSD endurance: Death by petabyte

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.

published June 18, 2014 by

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WWDC's biggest disappointment

WWDC's biggest disappointment

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.

published June 17, 2014 by

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Hacking neural networks

Hacking neural networks

Anything that can be hacked, will be hacked — including neural networks. Here's what researchers have learned about surprising artificial intelligence behavior.

published May 29, 2014 by

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An SSD speed jump by four-times? Not so fast

An SSD speed jump by four-times? Not so fast

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.

published May 27, 2014 by

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Return of the iBook?

Return of the iBook?

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.

published May 21, 2014 by

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Are your CDs dying?

Are your CDs dying?

Perhaps you thought that since music CDs are mechanically stamped and sealed in tough plastic, they'd last forever. Wrong! Some may already be dead. Here's why.

published May 16, 2014 by

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HDD warming: global data threat?

HDD warming: global data threat?

If there's one thing I hate, it's unsettled science. For instance: the effect of temperature on disk drives. Shorten their life or not? Most studies say no - including a new one - but Microsoft researchers disagree. Can’t we all just get along?

published May 14, 2014 by

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Why would Apple buy Beats?

Why would Apple buy Beats?

The rumor that Apple may buy Beats, the fast growing audio accessories firm, has excited a lot of negative comment, based partly on race. But it makes good sense from multiple Apple exec perspectives. Here's why.

published May 12, 2014 by

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