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Storage touches everything from the data center to your iPhone. A key trend: Solid state drive adoption. Key players: EMC, NetApp, Seagate, Sandisk and Western Digital.

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macOS Catalina: Avoid my mistake and wait before you upgrade

macOS Catalina: Avoid my mistake and wait before you upgrade

If, like me, you've been ignoring those popups warning you that this app or another won't be compatible with the next version of macOS, judgement day has arrived. About 10 percent of my apps aren't compatible, and some of them are pretty important. Here's what I found.

October 9, 2019 by

Scale changes everything

Scale changes everything

"Scale changes everything" is Silicon Valley folk wisdom. So how does it affect us in storage and, surprisingly, elsewhere?

September 30, 2019 by

High speed motion capture using  a single event camera

High speed motion capture using a single event camera

Machine vision has been a hot research area for decades, and tremendous progress has been made. Yet the new advances in artificial intelligence, and especially machine learning, has turbocharged the entire field. Here's one cutting edge example.

September 26, 2019 by

How much storage do iDevices need?

How much storage do iDevices need?

No matter what Apple announces tomorrow, one thing is certain: upgrading iOS storage will still cost too much. The good news is that iOS needs much less storage than notebooks do. As a user of both for years, here's why - and why you may need more.

September 9, 2019 by

iPadOS storage how-to in pictures

iPadOS storage how-to in pictures

iPadOS dramatically improves iPad file handling and storage. I've been running the iPadOS beta 4 on an iPad Pro to learn about the new storage management features. Here's what you need to know -- in pictures.

September 23, 2019 by

Make your old Mac faster

Make your old Mac faster

Is your old Mac feeling its age? Have boot times spiraled from seconds to minutes? Are you starting to think that it might be time to buy a new Mac? Not so fast! Here's how you can give your old Mac a new lease of life.

November 15, 2018 by

Best of the best iPhone accessories (July edition)

Best of the best iPhone accessories (July edition)

There's what feels like an infinite amount of iPhone accessories on the market. Some are good. Some are OK. Many are just awful. But a select few are amazing. Here are the iPhone accessories that I rely on daily. There's also a special offer here for Hardware 2.0 readers.

July 4, 2018 by

Dell announces a refreshed XPS 13 laptop

Dell has improved its webcam in the XPS 13, which it claims was the one complaint it received about the previous model, with the device priced at $900 and powered by a quad-core 8th gen Intel processor.

January 14, 2019

ioSafe Solo review

ioSafe Solo review

The ioSafe Solo is bulkier, heavier, slower and more expensive than less robust external drives. But it works well enough, and if you need your data to survive being burned and flooded, you can put your trust in this device.

July 11, 2012 by

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

ioSafe Rugged Portable review

The ioSafe Rugged Portable isn't the smallest, lightest, fastest or most affordable external hard drive, but it performs well enough and is extremely rugged. If you really need to protect your data on the road, look no further.

July 10, 2012 by

Drobo B1200i review

Drobo B1200i review

Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.

July 3, 2012 by

Synology RackStation RS3412xs

Synology RackStation RS3412xs

A scalable network storage appliance best suited to datacentres in mid-sized companies, the RackStation RS3412xs lacks enterprise-class features — but that's reflected in the price.

February 17, 2012 by

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1100

D-Link ShareCenter Pro 1100

D-Link's no-frills approach to NAS will be attractive to businesses who need the storage basics without unnecessary complications. But those looking for a 'do-anything' system should look elsewhere.

February 6, 2012 by

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2

Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2

The ReadyNAS NV+ v2 is nicely designed and built, and Netgear's X-RAID2 technology does a good job of managing the 4-bay array discreetly. The web-based management tool's redesigned UI is an improvement, but we'd like to see more more add-ons for the new ARM-based platform.

November 30, 2011 by

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-419P II

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-419P II

The QNAP TS-419P II holds its own on features in the competitive NAS market, although it's let down in some of the smaller details such as locking drive bays.

November 29, 2011 by

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