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.
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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.
SSDs are comin' onDigiTimes is reporting this morning that Dell is offering 1.8" 32 GB solid state disk drives as an alternative to standard hard drives on a couple of their small notebooks.
Of course. Here's how.As the comments on my recent post Apple's new kick-butt file system showed, some folks can't believe that software RAID could be faster than a modern hardware RAID system.
My much-loved HP Omnibook 300 notebook went from a 4-hour battery life to 10+ hours when used with a compact flash card instead of a disk. Your laptop won't.
Update: a few folks have taken me to task for calling Vista lame. For the record, I don't have an opinion about Vista as I've never seen it.
As a long time fan of Apple - I bought an Apple // in 1978 - I watch Apple's storage efforts with special interest. The least talked about addition to the next version of Mac OS X, Leopard, is notable.