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.

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How data gets lost

How data gets lost

Our perception of risk and the reality of risk are often two different things. For example, are computer viruses or system glitches more likely to hose your data?

published August 6, 2007 by

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Flash drives: your mileage WILL vary

Flash drives: your mileage WILL vary

Flash is an alien technology for disk users. I've noted before that flash drives can have really terrible write performance, but until I ran into it myself I had no idea how bad flash write performance could be.

published July 30, 2007 by

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Sorry about your broken RAID 5

Sorry about your broken RAID 5

You didn't know?I'm sorry I was the one to tell you that RAID 5 is broken today and will be well and truly broken in 2009 (see Why RAID 5 stops working in 2009), but somebody had to do it.

published July 24, 2007 by

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Google's three rules

Google's three rules

They roll out new applications for millions of users with surprising speed, especially compared to corporate IT. They build data centers with hundreds of thousands of servers - and millions of disk drives - and run it all on free software.

published June 22, 2007 by

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