A Trip Down Memory Lane

I was cleaning up around my desk in my home office and came across this little piece of storage technology. It is a 4 Gigabyte Pocket Drive. Yes, it is a spinning magnetic external disk drive. This was the disk drive used when developing and testing the RapidCache component of the RapidDisk suite on my[…]


SMR Drives: Are they too late to the game?

The sudden popularity over NAND Flash has spelled doom for traditional magnetic Hard Disk Drives (HDD). For years we have been hearing how HDDs are reaching the end of their life. We have also heard the same about Tape drives, long before that. Although, it would seem that the prediction on HDDs may become a[…]