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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Chunks: the hidden key to RAID performance

Chunks: the hidden key to RAID performance

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.

published May 7, 2007 by

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Big impact lessons in email protection

Big impact lessons in email protection

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.

published April 30, 2007 by

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Why is Vista lame?

Why is Vista lame?

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.

published April 19, 2007 by

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Apple's new kick-butt file system

Apple's new kick-butt file system

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.

published April 15, 2007 by

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A flash drive in your future?

A flash drive in your future?

The good, the bad and the uglyI've been a huge fan of flash ever since I plunked down $400 for a 10 MB compact flash card in the early '90s for my brand-spanking new HP Omnibook 300. Light and built like a tank, the 300's chiseled abs flash drive almost doubled battery life to over 10 hours.

published April 11, 2007 by

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Hard disks *do* get slower with use

Hard disks *do* get slower with use

The question is why?We've been so conditioned to think that various evils - malware, fragmentation, bad blocks, and general bit rot, among others - are hosing our disk performance that we forget that hard disks really do get slower with use.

published April 10, 2007 by

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