SSD Tutorial Video & Slides Available

Date November 19, 2013

At LOPSA-East 2013, I was lucky enough to present a half-day tutorial on Solid State hard drives that got a lot of positive feedback. The talk was recorded, but wasn't available until now! I've uploaded it to YouTube, and I'm embedding it below: Note that it is three hours long. If you already know about […]

Horray for new toys!

Date February 16, 2013

Last week was probably my craziest here so far. On Monday, we were off because there was some kind of blizzard thing, so it was a shorter week to begin with. On top of that, there were some things piled up from my week off with my gall bladder surgery, so I was trying to […]

BayArea Folks: Solid State Symposium next Wednesday

Date April 16, 2012

Next Wednesday, April 25th, the Tech Field Day crew is organizing a Solid State Storage Symposium in San Jose, California. Stephen Foskett is hosting the all-day event which features a keynote address by Robin Harris of StorageMojo fame. Chris M Evans, Howard Marks, and Nigel Poulton will moderate a panel of innovators in the enterprise […]

Umm...can I have your old SSD?

Date January 21, 2012

The thought occurs to me that there is a lot of concern about the health of SSDs by admins who don't have a lot of experience with them. I don't have a lot of experience with them either, but I've spent a decent amount of time learning how they work, why they fail, and reading […]