Today is moving day for me. I've spent months packing up my life into three sizes of boxes (packetizing?) and now the movers are here to take it away (transport layer!) It's amazing to me how tightly packed the first boxes are, and how sparse the last ones end up! Ironically, the most important stuff (saved for last) is packed the worst! I'll be out of pocket for a few … [Read more...] about REAL storage
Archives for June 2007
Being a history buff stuck in the storage industry, I've long had an interest in how we got where we are. So much of the storage industry is rooted in legacy, and we can learn much by knowing why things turned out the way they did. I'd like to kick off a series of articles with an exploration of a key piece of storage technology, the open systems NAS array. Now, lots of … [Read more...] about Storage History: The 3Server
I'm moving. As always happens, moving is a great time to rid ones self of baggage and clutter. So I'm saying goodbye to some old friends: four PCs and two monitors. It wasn't easy, though, and not because of sentiment. In this age of environmental regulations, how do you toss a PC? … [Read more...] about Goodbye, old hardware
I love the iPhone. Who wouldn't? It combines (seemingly) useful music, internet, and phone features in one device. But I doubt I'll ever pull the trigger on this version for one simple reason: The iPhone has a serious storage problem. … [Read more...] about The iPhone has a storage problem
Marc Farley challenged us storage geeks to wave our junk flags and reveal just how many computers we have. Well, I'm really not sure... Let's see - in order of usefulness... Networked: Dell XPS M1210 laptop (killer!) with 120GB internal and 500 GB Western Digital My Book backup drive TiVo Series 3 with 250 GB (yeah yeah not yet upgraded) TiVo Series 2 with 140 … [Read more...] about These computers are not junk!