It can be hard to keep up to date with the latest storage jargon, so some interesting technologies can be overlooked. When it comes to home storage, the advent of USB 3 has changed the game for external storage. Suddenly, enclosures can deliver multi-gigabit performance. Or they could, if only the storage stack could handle all this new speed! That's where a new external drive … [Read more...] about What Is A UASP Storage Enclosure?
We all knew that the iPhone 6s and iPad pro would boast anPU and graphics performance to challenge mainstream PC's, but it has now been revealed that the storage layer packs revolutionary NVMe/PCIe connectivity and performance. Although the iPhone 6s doesn't need this kind of performance, the forthcoming iPad Pro ought to rock! No More SD Storage In reviewing the iPhone 6s, … [Read more...] about Apple Packs PCIe SSD Alongside PC-Fast CPU and Graphics in iPhone 6s and iPad Pro
I fell for the drobo the moment I heard about it, but the bloom fell from that rose after a few years. The old drobo was simply too slow for modern computers and big files. But the new third-generation drobo is enough to make you fall in love all over again: It's a simple and relatively affordable upgrade that really delivers the goods! Why drobo? You'd think that someone … [Read more...] about Generation 3 drobo: Fall In Love All Over Again
IT is changing, with new avenues for sales from cloud service providers and devops rising just as traditional datacenters are declining. But I'm always puzzled when a company tells me they're selling their boxes into the cloud services market. If there's a trend for cloud service infrastructure, it's using commodity hardware, not proprietary appliances. These vendors had better … [Read more...] about Cloud Services Don’t Buy Boxes, But Service Providers Might
Everyone wants to be the best, so outrageous claims of supremacy are as old as time. In IT, these claims often revolve around synthetic benchmarks chosen to highlight a system's performance. Buyers have grown wary of these claims, smartly asking to try before they buy. But predictability is even more important than real-world testing, and this is particularly difficult for … [Read more...] about Predictable Performance Beats Maximum Speed Any Day