Seagate and HGST have announced 600GB 15k SAS drives. Weren't SSDs supposed to kill fast hard drives? Here's why they haven't.
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 is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, based in Sedona, Arizona. He has over 30 years in the IT industry, including DEC and Sun, and degrees from Yale and the Wharton School.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
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.
ZDNet's Ed Bott recently gave six reasons why the Mac never made it in the enterprise. But I saw the real reason when I proposed bringing a single Mac into my company: IT is crazy.
Big data is pervasive, but the skills to use it aren't. Software Carpentry is programming literacy for big data. And important little data.
Yes, as in 500,000TB, or half an exabyte. And it is a small company - not the NSA or Amazon - building it. Big data is closer, smaller and cheaper than you imagine.