I've always backed my files on CDs and DVDs, but a few years back I decided to go for external hard disks because they seemed more practical. I would love to get SSD external hard disks, but they are very expensive. I'm currently looking at cloud-based backup solutions but I don't really know where to find something of quality that is private and relatively cheap. Any ideas? [more inside]
I'm contemplating a new computer purchase, and one of the options I'm kicking around is a Macbook Pro Retina. Getting one of those with a big SSD is stupidly expensive. So I'm wondering what the best approach is for dealing with less storage on a laptop, and any particular tips or tricks. [more inside]
What drives can/can't be connected (and in what order) to SATA-2 and SATA-3 motherboard ports? [more inside]
What's the best way to go about installing a solid state drive in a new laptop? (And is this even a good idea?) [more inside]
How do I decide what the best (balancing reliability and speed) SSD (SATA II) is, for x dollars?
How to maximize IO for a fairly large dataset to a single machine? [more inside]
Oracle / Storage geeks: What are the alternatives to exadata for high-performance I/O with a rac system? [more inside]