The convergence fantasy is you luxuriating in a bubble bath of digital goodness. The reality: your heart surgeon pulling out a Swiss Army knife. Feeling better?
Storage is what makes a computer your computer. 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 has been a computer buff for over 35 years and selling and marketing data storage for over 30 years in companies large and small.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
Thinner disk drives - such as Seagate's new 5mm drive - are the last gasp of an old strategy: making drives smaller. It won't work. The future is elsewhere.
How do you know you are getting promised cloud services? You don't, according to researchers.
For Solid State Drives, performance is a given, so look at other factors such as warranties, MTBF and cost.
No. Transistors will always cost more than tiny magnetic dots, despite Moore's Law. Here's why.
Years ago I wrote a piece called "RAID5 stops working in 2009." It's now 2013. Was I right?
10+ hour battery life. Fits in pants pockets. Full size keys + touchscreen. Weighs under half a kilo. Thousands of apps. I like this!
Handbrake is a great app. I've learned a few things after ripping hundreds of my DVDs you might want to know.
Flash, despite its vast success, is hardly an ideal storage medium - for one thing it gets slower and more fragile as it shrinks - so many expect resistance RAM - ReRAM - to win long term. Crossbar announces the first ReRAM that could replace flash.
When it comes to low latency and high bandwidth, the memory bus is hard to beat. But a terabyte? Diablo Technologies has announced one.