4K video is still in its infancy, but Mac users are clamoring for high-resolution external displays. Many Macs have the ability to drive a 4K display, but it's not easy to get it to work with older hardware. Here's how I connected a 4K Dell P2715Q display to may 2012 Retina MacBook Pro, one of the first 4K-capable Macs. TL;DR: Yes, the Original rMBP Does 4K over … [Read more...] about How To Connect a 4K Monitor to a 2012 Retina MacBook Pro
I spent this week at the 2011 Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond, WA. It was an excellent trip, full of great information that I can't talk about: Microsoft is the only company I have an NDA with! But I can say that no one should count that company out. Although Apple, Google, and Facebook (?!) get all the attention, Microsoft is making some good moves. The Kinnect and Windows … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, March 4, 2011
Although I consider it the main stumbling block for thin provisioning, communication (or lack thereof) is being addressed with metadata monitoring, WRITE_SAME, the Veritas Thin API, and other ideas. But communication isn't the only issue. Let's talk about page sizes. You'll often see vendors tossing this "softball" objection at their competitors, claiming that their … [Read more...] about Granularity of Thin Provisioning Approaches
Seagate is one of the world's most-successful hard disk drive companies, consistently ranked first in overall sales for a decade. The company is respected for their high-end products, but is aggressively moving into the world of smaller hard disks for laptops and portable storage as well. The company's mainstream "Momentus" portable hard disk family has kept pace with the … [Read more...] about Forecasting Seagate’s Next-Generation Momentus 5400.8 Family
Fast-forward 6 months into the future! You just bought a new hard disk drive from Seagate or Western Digital. Rather than sticking to the basic 1 TB model, you opted for a brand-new 3 TB whopper. You take it home, unbox it (on camera for YouTube, of course) and slap it into your home-brewed PC. Watch out! A combination of factors is conspiring to wreck your newfound storage … [Read more...] about Taming Monster Disk Drives: 3 TB and Beyond!