You're Apple, Inc. You have a new kick-butt file system, ZFS, that blows away Microsoft's aging NTFS and complements see-and-gotta-have storage tools like Time Machine.
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, 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 writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
Flash drives only look like disks. In fact, nothing works the way you'd think.
Helping Mozy help MacsI'm a big fan of the remote backup concept embodied in Carbonite and Mozy. As a Mac user though I couldn't use either until recently, when Mozy released a beta Mac client.
IIRC, it was just 15 years ago that Maxtor shipped the first 1 GB, 3.5" drive.
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.