Robin Harris

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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.

Robin Harris is a president of TechnoQWAN, a consulting and analyst firm in Sedona, Arizona. He also writes StorageMojo.com, a blog which accepts advertising from companies in the storage industry, and has a 30 year history with IT vendors. He has many industry contacts, many of whom are friends and all of whom he has opinions about. Robin has relationships with many companies in the technology industry. Every company he writes about may have sought to influence his opinion through carefully-crafted marketing messages and self-serving white papers, gifts ranging from desk calendars, t-shirts, lunches and trips as well as analyst or consulting assignments. He also invests in some technology companies. Robin discloses financial investments in or client relationships with companies named in Storage Bits. To help readers sort out the gold from the dross in his writings, Robin tries to communicate his reasons as clearly as he can. If you agree, you are intelligent and discerning. If you disagree, well, you disagree. In all cases, Robin encourages readers to subject everything they read, see or hear on the internet or from politicians to some simple questions: * What assumptions are implicit in the world view and judgments of the author? * What, if any, is the factual basis for the opinions the author expresses? * Is it reasonable, logical and clear? Your critical faculties: use ‘em or lose ‘em!

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Cool storage at CES 2018

Cool storage at CES 2018

Storage is the hardest problem in computer systems because it is the only part that is persistent. Without storage, your computer could be anyone's computer. Here's the cool storage I saw at CES 2018.

January 28, 2018 by

Cool startup products at CES 2018

Cool startup products at CES 2018

Even though CES is no longer the Consumer Electronics Show - it's just CES - there are still many startups with consumer gadgets. I spent 2 days in Eureka Park so you don't have to. Here's (some) of what I found.

January 27, 2018 by

Will multi-actuators save the disk drive?

Will multi-actuators save the disk drive?

Disk drives win against SSDs on $/bit, but lose on I/Os per second (IOPS). Seagate is now floating the idea of multiple actuators in a single disk drive. Will that save disk drives from oblivion?

December 29, 2017 by

Three ways to fix DRAM's latency problem

Three ways to fix DRAM's latency problem

DRAM has been powering computer memory for some 50 years, but there's a problem. While DRAM capacities have grown, and bandwidth has too, latency has barely changed in the last two decades. Here's three ways to fix that.

December 19, 2017 by

Samsung's $26 billion bet

Samsung's $26 billion bet

Samsung is more than doubling its semiconductor fab investment next year. Besides a welcome increase in supply - and a drop in prices - it also is an attempt to dominate, perhaps even monopolize, the critical DRAM and NAND flash markets. How will this play out?

December 9, 2017 by

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