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January 13, 2020  9:53 AM

Year in Preview 2020: Storage, the New Electricity

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
cloud, Storage

The problem with storage becoming a commodity is that people stop thinking about how important it is. If you look at the various predictions for 2020 – and people are loving to make them, because “2020” is such a cool number – hardly any of them explicitly mention storage, and the ones that...

December 30, 2019  10:15 AM

Storage Year in Review 2019: Everything Old is New Again

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, privacy, Security, Storage

The funny thing about writing a year in review for storage in 2019 is that it’s almost exactly the same as the year in review for storage in 2018. Only the links change. Hard disks...


December 11, 2019  9:59 AM

Another Glass Storage Milestone: Preserving Superman 1978 for Eternity

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Glass, Storage

As you may recall, every couple of years someone does a new experiment with glass storage, and everyone falls all over themselves talking about how it’s the wave of the future and never wears out and is completely indestructible. Right. Tell that to the casserole dish that I took from the...


November 27, 2019  10:05 PM

32,768-Hour Hard Disk Drive Failure Strikes HPE

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage

People creating a new system sometimes underestimate how long it’ll be around. That was the core of the “Y2K Problem,” which is when people were concerned that computer programs around the world would fail because the designers had never considered the idea of a year after 1999. Boy, that...


November 20, 2019  11:25 PM

Cops Now Using Warrants to Gain Access to Genetic Databases

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Database, Storage

As you may recall, last year police officers were able to track down a murderer through relatives in a genetic database. Now, it’s gone one step further: Police have...


October 26, 2019  11:51 PM

A $176 Million Victory in HP Optical Disk Drive Case

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
HP, Storage

HP’s back in court again, but unlike its battles with Autonomy, it’s pretty clear that it’s in the right in this case. As it turns out, “Quanta...


October 13, 2019  12:23 PM

Interesting Insights from Video Game Archeology

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage, Video games

It’s amazing how much computer scientists of today are learning from the stored data in old video games. As you may recall, a couple of years ago some British researchers went to all sorts of efforts – including baking old tapes in an oven – to


September 30, 2019  11:01 PM

Why You May Not Want to Sign Up for the ‘Storage for Life’ Deal

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage

The other day, everywhere I looked, I saw an article about the same product. 5 terabytes of cloud storage! For $99! 89% off! For life! As an indication of how awesome that deal is, I pay $99 for 2 terabytes from Google now. And that’s per year, not for life. Yet I didn’t jump...


September 25, 2019  9:10 AM

Western Digital 20-TB Hard Disk Drive Announced

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage, western digital

Five years ago this month, I wrote about Western Digital announcing a 10-terabyte (TB) hard disk drive. Which makes it appropriate that, this month, Western Digital has now announced...


August 31, 2019  10:59 PM

Concern Arises About Alexa-based Mental Health Checker

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy, Security, Storage

Over the past few years, there have been a number of incidents regarding law enforcement and attorneys wanting access to recordings made by smart devices such as the Amazon...

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