Posts Tagged ‘storage’
Need some extra space for your gigantic Gmail habit, or to stash more pics in Picasa Web Albums? Google took a knife to its extra storage prices, offering, for example, 80 GB for $20 per year.
At the bottom end, 20 GB goes for $5 per year, or a bit over 41 cents per month. Want to get crazy with it? 2 terabyte runs $512 per year, and 16 terabytes tops the list at $4,096. The extra space is officially shared between Gmail and Picasa Web albums, but, as Google Operating System suggests, it might a preemptive step toward making the expected, anticipated “GDrive” storage space a real thing.
If you’ve already bought extra Google apps space, your account should see an automatic space boost for the remainer of your year’s purchase to match the new prices. Does this kind of cheap space make you consider moving your pictures to Picasa, or investing a bit more in Google as a storage platform?
Set Up Windows Home Server to Automate Your Backups and Corral Your Media – windows home server – LifehackerOctober 28th, 2009
It’s that time of year, when colder weather and dreary conditions keep us inside more often than not. That also makes it a perfect time to set up a home backup and media server to streamline your digital life.
We’re at an interesting point in the expansion of digital media. For the first time, thanks to more advanced still and video cameras and a proliferation of digital music and movies, non-power users are finding themselves needing a home server to store all their digital stuff and to backup all their data.
While a variety of options have been available to computer hobbyists and power users for years—I can recall friends running Linux-based home servers well over a decade before the average person would have even entertained the notion—none of them are particularly practical or easy to use for a person who hasn’t made tinkering with computers a daily part of their lives and an enjoyable hobby. We appreciate the variety of options that are available, but for off-the-shelf ease of use for the millions of Windows-only households out there, it’s nearly impossible to beat Windows Home Server.
We’ve all assumed that anything’s possible when dabbling in the elusive realm of spintronics, and it seems as if a team at NC State University is out to prove just that. While using their newfound free time on Saturdays you know, given that the football team has quit mid-season, Dr. Jagdish Narayan and company have utilized the process of selective doping in order to construct a new type of metallic ceramic that could be used to create a “fingernail-size computer chip to store the equivalent of 20 high-definition DVDs or 250 million pages of text.” The material could also be used in theory, anyway to create a new generation of ceramic engines that could withstand twice the heat of normal engines and hit MPG ratings of 80. Granted, this all sounds like wishful thinking at the moment, but we wouldn’t put it past the whiz kids in Raleigh to bring this stuff to market. Too bad the athletic director doesn’t posses the same type of initiative.