Today, Seagate consolidated three sub models of the Barracuda hard disk drive line into one. The new Barracuda is a 7200 rpm drive that the company claims combines the efficiency of their Barracuda Green with the performance of the Barracuda XT. It turns out that I had one of these drives in my hands for a few months, since they have been shipping in the GoFlex Desk external … [Read more...] about No More Green Drives from Seagate
Ask a Pack Rat: Another great question, this time on Twitter: Just purchased an empty DroboFS, do you have a preferred HD to use with Drobo? TIA! Stephen's Stance I just love my Drobo, though I'm thinking of upgrading it to a Drobo S since it's getting pretty full! The ability to add and replace drives as you use it is very powerful, and I've taken full advantage of it! … [Read more...] about Which Hard Disk Drives Should You Use In A Drobo?
Without getting into the debate on blogketing (I'll save that for another post), I was pretty impressed by Chuck Hollis' recent post on ILM. I think he's made a good discussion of the wherefores of ILM, and maybe counteracted a bit of the prevailing anti-ILM argument. I've been in the trenches on storage content (aka data) for a long time. I, too, have often reverted to the … [Read more...] about Sailing the Titanic (Why We Need ILM and Then Some!)