It is one of the mysteries of storage: how long do disk drives last? An online backup vendor with 75 petabytes spills the beans.
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.
A PriceWaterhouseCoopers survey revealed that 54 percent of German companies find the cloud risky after learning of NSA spying. An earlier study by PwC found that 84 percent of CEOs were confident about cyber security. If they only knew the truth.
Drive manufacturers are having a price war - with themselves. Why?
Back in 1963 Philips introduced the audio cassette. But its use as a digital storage medium is almost forgotten today.
The New York Times' Catherine Rampell asked if Apple is trying to bust your iPhone to get you to upgrade. While it may benefit Apple – and every other company – to make old products obsolete, there are bigger forces at work.
Compressed memory is the only major storage feature in OS 10.9 Mavericks. Here's what it is and how well it works.
Apple makes amazing portable devices and has a great success in the iTunes store, but there are important technology pieces they won't innovate on. The result: a company whose shiny new devices are undermined by mediocre infrastructure.
About every 10 years hard drive technology bumps into the laws of physics. And for the last 50 years scientists and engineers have figured out ways around it. 3-D recording may be the next bit of magic.
Storage is more than bits on a disk. Storage in its broadest sense defines culture. That is what the Bitcoin debate this week has been about.
3-D printing move over! You can start inkjet printing flexible circuit boards for as little as $300. Here's how.
Most companies die. Here's why Microsoft is in danger, despite its seeming invulnerability.
Some people believe that virtualization makes their data safer. They're wrong.
Your cloud data: how fast can you get it out? A failed cloud storage company reminds us that yes, we can lose data in the cloud. Now what?
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?
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.