IIRC, it was just 15 years ago that Maxtor shipped the first 1 GB, 3.5" drive.
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.
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 writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
Intel can't seem to catch a break. First their highly-touted FB-DIMMs deliver nothing beyond cost and heat.
Storage Bits speaks and Microsoft listensRight.In Why is Vista lame?
Home RAID and LOCKSSGreat discussion here and on StorageMojo on home RAIDOver on StorageMojo the discussion is converging on a low-overhead (in human cycles) solution consisting of local NAS + some kind of automated remote backup. Anybody holding a piece of Mozy or Carbonite should feel good.
I've been a big fan of both Carbonite and Mozy ever since I investigated them for StorageMojo my other blog.So I was very glad to hear that Mozy had released a beta Mac client, well ahead of Carbonite.
Fellow ZDnet blogger George Ou posted this morning on Why dumb-downed no-RAID storage is bad for consumers. With all due respect, George couldn't be more wrong.
Files: quickly getting bigger. Networks: slowly getting faster.
Has Intel ever met a technology they couldn't make hotter, costlier and slower? The latest victim: DRAM.
Email isn't email anymore - if it ever wasAs soon as you have more email than you can remember, email is so much more than email. It is a database of your friends, your business, your life.
Is Vista any better?With massive storage comes massive, unstructured data: needle in a cybernetic haystack.
Given all the pixels spilled over Microsoft and Google, the answer is obvious. Except to me.
Is RAID 1+0 superiority a myth?My fellow ZDnet blogger, George Ou, makes some strong statements, bolstered by damning performance numbers, that it is.
Why do people think RAID means performance?George Ou, Technical Director at ZDNet and a fellow ZDnet blogger, has a great post about real life RAID performance - hardware vs software - plus some helpful comments about data layout, especially for MS SQL Server.
You may already know that "deleting" a file does nothing of the sort. But did you know that your disk drive has a built-in system for the secure erasure of data?
As massive storage becomes common, its importance growsTwo recent stories highlight the importance of massive storage and the people who manage it.Intel vs AMDAMD is suing Intel for anti-trust violations, claiming that Intel illegally used its market power to choke off AMD sales.