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DIMM error rates much greater than we thought

Google and Prof. Bianca Schroeder teamed up on the world’s first large-scale study of RAM errors in the field. They looked at multiple vendors, DRAM densities and DRAM types including DDR1, DDR2 and FB-DIMM.

Nightmare on DIMM street

Via storagemojo.com

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Lenovo vows unbelievably fast Windows 7 boots

Lenovo vows unbelievably fast Windows 7 boots.

Locker, who also holds the title of “master inventor” at Lenovo, credits this “unbelievable job” to three years of engineering work during which Lenovo’s Velocity team, in close collaboration with Microsoft Corp., literally “timed every single driver and app.

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Mark’s Blog : The Case of the Temporary Registry Profiles

Mark’s Blog : The Case of the Temporary Registry Profiles. Via systinternals

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Array disk failures are highly correlated, making RAID 5 two to four times less safe than assumed

An interesting read about disk drives in datacenter environment

via NetApp Weighs In On Disks.