The Mac Pro is a powerful computer with excellent I/O capability. Here's how to make the most of it - for the least money.
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.
Fully configured out at almost $10,000, the new Mac Pro might seem terribly expensive. But it is far from the most expensive Mac ever and -- given the performance -- it's a bargain.
Despite slowing areal density increases drive makers have other tricks to increase capacity. Next up, SMR drives that will double disk capacity - at a price.
Everybody needs more storage. And with the 2011 Thai floods behind us, prices are better than they've been in years. Here are some tips and recommendations for the people on your list.
Enterprise drives claim million hour+ MTBF's at a hefty price premium. Consumer drives make do with ≈400,000 hour MTBF's. But is there really a difference? New research says no.
The television networks have dominated popular entertainment for almost 60 years. But their time is coming to an end thanks to wireless networks and cloud storage.
Backblaze, the online backup provider, reports on their experience with drive prices since the floods in Thailand in late 2011. Only this month have they seen prices return to 2011 levels. The question now: will they resume their downward movement?
Today's young people can enjoy listening to 60s groups like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. But back in the 60s no one listened to 50-year-old pop. Why?
Go long with your archive. Not 100 years, not 1000 years, but 1 million years. Here's how it would work.
Despite Apple Maps launch fiasco, it is a hit with iPhone users and has done real damage to Google. Why? How?
Earlier this year company called Millenniata came out with a DVD that claimed a 1000 year life. Could that really be true?
It is one of the mysteries of storage: how long do disk drives last? An online backup vendor with 75 petabytes spills the beans.
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.