I am lucky enough to have received a Nifty MiniDrive for my Retina MacBook Pro, and am in process of putting it through its paces with a SanDisk 64 GB SDXC card. One of the first concerns I had is the steal-ability of such a small, valuable, content-rich item. So I decided to protect it using Mac OS X's FIleVault 2 full-disk encryption technology. Here's a step-by-step guide … [Read more...] about How to Encrypt Your Nifty MiniDrive
The next version of Microsoft Windows Server includes integrated data deduplication technology. Microsoft is positioning this as a boon for server virtualization and claims it has very little performance impact. But how exactly does Microsoft's de-duplication technology work? Introducing Windows 8 Deduplication Let's make one thing clear right from the start: Microsoft … [Read more...] about Microsoft Adds Data Deduplication to NTFS in Windows 8
I stepped into a hornet nest this week when I posted a write-up about a new flash storage array from Pure Storage. The controversy had nothing to do with the underlying technology, which seems quite sound. Rather, it was all about pricing, with Pure's competitors calling foul on their price comparisons. You're Not Buying Gigabytes In a world of 3 TB drives, storage capacity … [Read more...] about When Pricing Gets Squishy Competition Heats Up
This regular series features highlights from the week. Hop By Hop TCP What is a Switch Network Fabric ? Deal: 1800 mAh iPhone backup battery for a measly $13 Web-based jailbreak returns, supports iPad 2 and any other iOS device Rumor: Apple soldering MacBook Air SSD to motherboard (and why it's a bad idea) (updated 2x) Zerto: Or What I Learned at Tech Field Day … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, July 8, 2011
My experience with the Eye-Fi connected SD camera card has been frustrating, but I wasn't sure how much blame the company deserved. Uploading massive 14 megapixel photos is going to be slow over a 3G connection using any device, after all. But how fast could the Eye-Fi go on a really great wireless LAN? The company is skimpy with technical specs, but I did manage to figure out … [Read more...] about What Are The True Eye-Fi X2 802.11n Wi-Fi Capabilities?