Xyratex is the best storage company you've never heard of. The completion of their acquisition by Seagate signals a new emphasis on quality and a focus on the business market. Here's why.
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.
HGST's new helium-filled drive is a tech coup, but at what price? Now we know. If you're space and/or power constrained it's a win. Everyone else: wait for the price to drop.
Drobo's popular 4-drive array is now faster, better - native Time Machine support - and cheaper. Here's what you need to know.
Samsung announced today that Dell is offering the first Non-Volatile Memory express PCIe SSD in the new R920 server. Need to squeeze every bit of performance from your servers? This is good news. Here's why.
After five years, the folks at Backblaze are back with a completely redesigned Storage Pod. The V4 is faster, better AND cheaper. And open source, so you can build your own. Here's what you need to know.
Archive media are more important than ever for both legal and personal reasons. There's a fight between an enterprise stalwart upgraded with nanoparticles and a consumer-based 300GB optical with superhero endurance.
I don't know about you, but wireless connections aren't reliable for me. Which is why my office and living room are a rat's nest of cables. But something called HDBaseT could fix that. Here's how.
In the current Supreme Court case of Alice Corporation v CLS Bank International a friend of the court brief by Microsoft, HP and Adobe attempts to define patentable software. Here's why they fail.
Seagate and HGST have announced 600GB 15k SAS drives. Weren't SSDs supposed to kill fast hard drives? Here's why they haven't.
While my main focus is storage, I travel too. And given that it's a pain, your gizmos shouldn't be. Here are my easy, functional favorites.
Seagate's unannounced but rumored 5TB drive has finally appeared - in a LaCie announcement. Here's what you need to know and what it means.
Flash storage takes power to write - a 20 volt jolt to each cell - but needs almost none to maintain. The real power hog is the inefficient storage software stack that eats 200 times the power required for the hardware.
Yes, the cloud works pretty well. So does your PC. But the two are not always happy together. Here's why.
ARM plans to accelerate their energy-use advantage over Intel by licensing two innovative non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) technologies last month. ARM puts sizable financial and technical muscle behind the search for a flash replacement.
Consumer NAND flash technology has serious problems in enterprise applications, leading the industry to look for better non-volatile semiconductor storage. Researchers at IBM have been characterizing just such a new drive from Micron.