25th March 2007 - 03:20 PM
A disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is a technological innovation, product, or service that eventually overturns the existing dominant technology or product in the market.
Maybe revolutionary or evolutionary but definitely not disruptive.
25th March 2007 - 06:48 PM
The price is disruptive.
28th June 2007 - 06:19 PM
The first drive was defective out of the box. It took Hammer about three weeks to replace it, including days for an RMA, and a week ground-shipping despite many pleas for prompt replacement. That saved them about 20 bucks, but cost me dearly.
The included instructions are essentially irrelevant relative to the actual behavior of the drive. Nothing in them looks like the actual drive. Web-based instructions are little better. Correspondence with their tech support is the only way that you might have a chance with this product.
There is a browser-based interface, but it doesn't cover many essential functions, including mapping the drive to your computers. For that, you have to access the drive from the "run"menu, a process that is only inconsistently possible.
After about 10 total hours and many e-mails with hem, I got the device mapped to one computer, only to find that its network performance is eye-popping slow. I never did get the print server to work, and at this point have decided that further investment of time is not reasonable. I will hard wire directly to one computer, and use it as a backup for that one machine. A USB drive would have been $300 and about 9.75 hours cheaper. Live and learn
Summary: Inappropriate for home users, too slow for an IT pro. Avoid this product.
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29th June 2007 - 02:01 AM
I wouldn't call this disruptive either. It's a nice product, price is good, but again not disruptive.
I think the author is using the disruptive tag purely as a buzzword.
Truly disruptive tech:
- the cellphone
- the PC
- the internet
- the automobile
- the printing press
I don't think this product rates.
29th June 2007 - 07:00 PM
Buy a 1TB disk.
Why should you buy an assembly of two 500GB?