New drive technology

Robert Cringley’s announcement of a new drive technology seems pretty awesome, on the surface at least. I don’t expect Robert would go out on a limb to announce vapourware – so I suspect we’ll be hearing lots more about this in due course.

Reduced cost, improved reliability, and reduced power consumption with more storage space for physical size – pretty much the holy-grail of drive technologies.

Good for the environment because they use less materials and far less energy. Great for business because it reduces cost of storage devices, as well as increasing storage capacity in the same space, which reduces data center costs.

Very cool indeed…