A brief overview of various cloud storage solutions

It can be difficult to decide what kind of cloud storage is right for you, given the massive oversaturation of products available to choose from.  It depends on which operating system you use most frequently, the types of files you like to upload, and any number of other factors. For example, if you spend most [...]


Samsung stuns the SSD world with a 32 TB drive

Given the technology and the speed of modern computers, there's been one part that just cant keep up, the good old Hard Disk Drive.  Starting  computer in the 90's just wouldn't have been the same without the whirl of those those archaic lives slowly spinning to life.  Newer tech, such as the Solid State drive, [...]


Does the Western Digital cloud have a built in backdoor?

The favorite and preferred drive of this blogger for regular PC as well as NAS storage just lost a ton of credibility   An expert on information security, James Børsgey, reported about the software bookmark he had found at Western Digital in the middle of 2017. Six months later, without getting a clear reaction from [...]


More then you ever wanted to know about floppy drives,from conception through the 70’s

  In 1967, IBM tasked their San Jose, California development laboratory to develop a reliable and inexpensive system for loading microcode into their System/370 mainframes in a process called Initial Control Program Load (ICPL).  The System/370 was IBM's first computer system family to make extensive usage of volatile read/write semiconductor memory for microcode, so for [...]


A brief history of the Hard Drive, part 2

The 1980s saw the minicomputer age plateau as PCs were introduced. Manufacturers such as DEC and Hewlett-Packard continued to manufacture minicomputer compatible hard drive systems as industry demanded higher storage. Hewlett-Packard introduced the HP 7935 as one such drive. But it was clear that smaller winchester storage systems were eclipsing large platter hard drives.   [...]


Features of M.2 Drives

The buses that are exposed through the M.2 connector are PCI Express 3.0, Serial ATA (SATA) 3.0 and USB 3.0, which is backward compatible with USB 2.0. As a result, M.2 modules can integrate multiple functions, including the following device classes: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, satellite navigation, near field communication (NFC), digital radio, Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig), [...]


Know your Solid State Drive (SSD)

A solid-state drive (SSD), also incorrectly known as solid-state disk is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. SSD technology primarily uses electronic interfaces compatible with traditional block input/output (I/O) hard disk drives (HDDs), which permit simple replacements in common applications.  New I/O interfaces like SATA Express [...]


The best ways to format an external drive for Windows and Mac

If you need to expand your storage space with an external hard drive and you use both Mac and PC, you'll likely run into a few obstacles. Hard drives advertised as being compatible with Windows and Mac OS may have mislead you into thinking you could actually use one hard drive for both computers. You [...]