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.
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.
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?