The endless confrontation between HDD and SSD

April 28, 2009 · Filed Under Hardware & Peripherals, In Depth · Comment 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances In these months the storage market is going through a particularly vivid and interesting period: the SSD technology continues to break speed records still costing however an unacceptable amount of money per single Gigabyte, while the magnetic technology HDDs wink at eco-sustainability and increase the number of Gigabytes, nay Terabytes available for users data.

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Links & Suggestions # 6: zombies, astronomical 486, digital dark ages, 3D fiascos & Windows

December 10, 2008 · Filed Under Babel fish, Links & Suggestions · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, tooThis new round up of sparse suggestions has heterogeneity as its distinctive mark. I mean, here we’re trying to keep together a zombiecon with the Hubble Space Telescope, the Google fiascos with the possible future ones by Microsoft, the usual crap on P2P and even the ostracism by Western Digital for the SSD technology! I need a 36 hours-long day, definitely :-D

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HDD vs. SSD, data encryption vs. speed

November 15, 2008 · Filed Under Hardware & Peripherals, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the Web The tense fight between microchip and the pair plate+head has reached a new high in these days, as manufacturers have announced the introduction of technologies able to make on the one hand more desirable and secure the traditional magnetic hard disks, on the other hand more performing the always expensive solid state disks (SSD) based on NAND flash memory chips.

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Links & Suggestions # 4: space worms, stingy ISPs, Google and the ancient Persia

September 19, 2008 · Filed Under Babel fish, Links & Suggestions · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too If there’s something that is clear to anyone would have just washed his feet in the Internet ocean, it’s that in the so-called information society what is never absent are the debate cues, the (exactly) information sources and the events worth of citing. The possible suggestions, indeed, abound, and the problem isn’t to find them but to make a selection and put together the most interesting ones.

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Hitachi is working on 610 Gigabit per square inches hard disk drives

August 12, 2008 · Filed Under Hardware & Peripherals, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the Web There’s so much talking about the solid state disks, and how they inevitably are the future of digital data recording. But while the memory chips corporations like Samsung push in this direction, the companies specialized all along in the magnetic drives business don’t give hints of wanting to retreat of a single millimeter, inflaming with the announce of new technological breakthroughs what is prefigured as a tightened battle between microchip and plate for the conquest of users’ desktops.

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Ultra-enduring flash memories, the new gold rush of SSD drives

July 22, 2008 · Filed Under Hardware & Peripherals, News · Comment 

NewsFlash memories of the next future, or rather what many recognize as the Holy Grail of digital storage within a few years. A technology that would like to sweep away the “old” magnetic induction hard disks by replacing them with drives full of programmable chips, faster and less power expensive. A solution that, insofar as available for years, is still colliding with serious limitations. Limitations that now, it’s announcing, will be overcame soon thanks to the adoption of futuristic solutions.

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