Build your own cloud-style storage for $100/TB that makes Amazon's S3 look pricey. Perfect for ripping 10,000 DVDs to disk!
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.
You bought a 1 TB disk, so why does the computer say the capacity is 932 GB? For a simple - and dumb - reason that Apple has now fixed in Mac OS 10.6. Can Microsoft be far behind?
Apple promised ZFS on Snow Leopard - and didn't deliver. A Mac's data integrity is now no better than Windows. And that's not good enough.
The folks over at Apricorn - a 26 year old company in SoCal - sent me their new PCIe Drive Array to review. A new video capture card requires higher bandwidth storage - over 100 MB/s sustained - so the timing was good.
Quick, if your life depended on it, which health care information system would you rather your hospital used:A proprietary system developed by software engineers based on marketing input, bug reports and customer requests?An open source system developed by thousands of health care practitioners including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, techs and developers, tested and refined in hundred of hospitals?
NSA spooks gather for a colleague's retirement party at a bar. What they don't know is that an RFID scanner is picking them out - and a wireless Bluetooth webcam is taking their picture.
Just when Blu-ray thought it had clear sailing, a tempest has risen in the East: China Blue Hi-definition Disk (CBHD). Toshiba has licensed its HD DVD to them and it will be the unit world leader in HD optical technology in just 12 months.
The NYTimes' David Pogue suggests that its time for the telcos to give up their lucrative and time wasting instructions:At the tone, please record your message. When you have finished recording, you may hang up, or press 1 for more options.
I like my toys. Dual monitors on a quad-core, 12 GB Mac Pro.
Attention MSmart shoppers. Wintel's results are in the toilet and Apple's surpassed estimates.