I review two $200 Thunderbolt docks. One from my Akitio and the other from CalDigit. Akitio is a company new to me, while CalDigit is a respected long-time vendor. And the docks are very different.
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.
The R&D guys at Sony announced a real breakthrough: Nanotech that enables uniform crystalline orientation on tape - and ultra-high density. Will it save tape?
Years ago I wrote a post "Why RAID 5 stops working in 2009". Five years later you can still buy many RAID5 arrays. Was I wrong?
The flamewar after 2008's "Blu-ray is dead" post re-ignited a couple of months ago. So, what DID happen to Blu-ray? The news is not all bad - and far from all good.
3-bit MLC flash has a life of ≈1,000 writes. How can Samsung get away with calling it a "data center" product? There are ways. . . .
Flash chips should get slower as feature sizes shrink. But Toshiba seems to have broken the code with a new smaller feature size that is faster than the 19nm process they use now.
High-end enterprise data storage is in crunch mode thanks to the cloud on one side and innovative flash-enabled architectures on the other. Hitachi Data Systems thinks it has the answer.
Need screaming-fast Windows server performance? A new, integrated all-flash array with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 integrated on board promises just that. Here's what you need to know.
Now that Facebook and - I believe - Amazon's Glacier are using Blu-ray for long-term archival storage, perhaps your company should too. Here's some options
Have you bought a $40 BDXL Blu-ray disc? Me neither. But someone must be - the same people who are driving research into even higher density optical drives and media. Who is it?
A survey of 1,000 IT execs in the US, France, Germany, Hong Kong and the UK found that up to 97 percent are changing where and how they manage their data. Cost to US companies could be $35 billion through 2016.
Claude Shannon, the father of information theory, called communication effectiveness a level C problem: if people don't act on what's been communicated, what's the point? That's the Neon Lab video problem.
Imagine a wide-field camera -- 15,360 pixels wide by 2,160 high -- that produces seven terabytes of data per hour. That's over 1.9GB/sec. How do you store that?
HGST/WD has been shipping their 6TB helium drive for several months, but Seagate is joining the party with their own 6TB non-helium drive.
HP announced new DreamColor pro displays and a new workstation-class SSD Sunday at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas. They bring high performance at much more affordable prices to HP's Z family of workstations.