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  2. storageviewknight

    HDD platter swap , is it possible?

    I think it is the SA (System Area) , wich contains the bad block list that you are talking about. Althought a little research made me believe in may contain more that the bad block list . https://www.petervis.com/gallery/hard/Hard Drive Basics/Hard Disk System Area.html https://books.google.co.ma/books?id=pgYvDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122 I would be glad if what you said is right , may be for this particular model.
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  4. I am thinking of buying a Seagate Iron Wolf 4TB drive to use with my Thermaltake BlacX duet 5G dock for my Lightroom workflow. If I directly work on files stored on the 4TB drive, would there by any performace lag? The maximum file size would be around 90 MB.
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  6. We modified the way we test QLC drives after that initial run. We went from testing 5% to 1% of the drive capacity. Essentially we tested too hard for these value drives early on.
  7. Synology’s 4-bay DS918+ is the latest member of the DS9xx+ family. The DS918+ comes equipped with an Intel Celeron Quad-Core 2.3GHz CPU with an AES-NI hardware encryption engine. Out of the box, this NAS comes equipped with a 4GB DDR3L memory module but is expandable up to 8GB thanks to its additional memory slot. Also featured are two RJ-45 1GbE LAN ports with link aggregation and failover support. Finally, the DS918+ can support two M.2 NVMe 2280 SSDs. This allows users to take full advantage of the system cache without compromising precious storage space of the internal drives. Synology DiskStation DS918+ Review
  8. Katy

    HDD platter swap , is it possible?

    AFAIK there is no serial number involved. You could swap in a platter from an identical drive, but the factory bad sectors will be different. The controller will avoid using the old "fake" bad sectors (from the old platter) while using real bad sectors from the new platter. Also the rw head might need calibration in order to accurately land the magnetic track on the new platter. But the elephant in the room is the dust you let in when you opened the drive. That will damage the rw heads and the platters by causing lots of micro-scratches when caught between the heads and the platter. The drive will get bad sectors in cascade, which will render it unusable very rapidly. And be aware that you will also kill the secondary HDD when you open it to get the "spare" platter.
  9. The most interesting news that we found in this release is that Leostreamhas partnered with Scale Computing, one of the earliest hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms. This partnership combines Leostream’ s virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) prowess with Scale Computing’sHCI experience. This solution should play well in the SMB market as both companies have tailored their systems to be as hands off and maintenance free as possible thereby simplify the management of IT in users’ office or datacenter. Leostream 9.0.34 Released
  10. storageviewknight

    HDD platter swap , is it possible?

    Thank you for your responses katy. So technically it is impossible ,i guess the first question was answered. Now theorically speaking is there a relationship between the platter and the controller for that exact model? Nevermind if it'll work or not, i just want to replace that platter with another. Is there a way to detect a platter swap?(theorically) are all platters for that model an exact replica or they hold serial number too? that could be linked to the controller? Thank you very much.
  11. Hello jtsn, i've been getting mad with dual docking stations. I've ordered two from Amazon, one from Salcar, one from Inatek, and they both have issues with HDs larger than 2GB. They both advertise support up to either 8TB or 10TB hds but then they don't work. I also have a single slot docking station from Atlantis (DK32) which supports hds larger than 2GB just fine. Attached you can see a 8TB hard-disk with a single 8TB partition (ofc it's GPT) how is seen from the Inatek/Salcar stations (top) and how it's normally and correctly seen in the Atlantis DK32 (OS is Windows 10 64 bit with all latest patches). How would i proceed to check if the docking station supports 16 byte commands ? If im not fooling myself i've understood that some devices use SCSI commands on top of all this mess and if that's true is it the problem about supporting READ CAPACITY(16), READ(16), WRITE(16) and so on ?
  12. Katy

    HDD platter swap , is it possible?

    Forget the scratch, you killed the drive the moment you opened it. The read/write head operates at micron distance from the platter surface, therefore any grain of dust is a huge boulder in there. When you opened the drive you did let in a lot of dust. The drives are assembled in special factory chambers with just several particles of dust per cubic meter of air. And yes, the HDD controller has a table of defective sectors which is populated at factory initialization time (since each platter comes out of the production line with its own particular bad sectors) so the controller knows to avoid those sectors during day to day operation. I'm sorry for you, but you need to buy another drive.
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  14. https://www.storagereview.com/samsung_860_qvo_ssd_review https://www.storagereview.com/intel_ssd_660p_series_review Can anyone tell me why Intel 660p in the two above review show significantly different speed? In the first pic below, 660p gets up to 250,000 iops while latency is under 200us, but the second pic shows 660p getting up to only 50,000 iops and also the latency is much higher.
  15. While most of our server reviews tend to be very performance focused with the latest and greatest hardware, it's still important to give light to the more value-oriented options available. As the need for edge computing continues to rise, the demand for servers as the edge to process data near where the data is collected is increasingly popular. The typical ROBO and retail use cases all fit here as well. There's a need for reliability and service from a trusted brand, but generally support for a flood of concurrent users is outside the scope. While even the entry-level servers can be specced out pretty well-equipped, the more modest offerings from the Lenovo ThinkSystem family do well to serve these other important use cases. Lenovo ThinkSystem Family Overview
  16. storageviewknight

    HDD platter swap , is it possible?

    Greetings everyone, I have a Seagate ST500DM002 internal HDD wich was opened, and accidently the platter was scratched. Therefore i want to swap that platter with another unused one of the same exact model: - Is it worth a try or would it not work? -I heard that the controller also have some informations stored in as the Serial number , HDD Type....would it be an issue? -Is there a way to detect that a platter swap have been done , i.e does the platter hold some informations other than user data? like the ones in the controller concerning specs of the hard (serial number as well....) so that the swap would be detected If any experienced geek can answer those questions i would be very thankfull , because frankly i'm a newbie in this field. Thanks.
  17. Kevin OBrien

    Intel SSD DC P4500 Review

    We were using this guy. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011YJ7WLK/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  18. We just got the 250GB in. Not expecting much but we'll see.
  19. The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR570 is a compact 1U, 2-socket server aimed at virtualization and cloud computing, infrastructure security, web serving, and application development. Of course these use cases run the gamut from small offices to larger enterprises. This small server can be outfitted with up to 1TB of ram, two Platinum Intel Xeon CPUs, and up to 76.8TB of capacity, depending on the drive configuration chosen. In addition to standard server use cases, the SE570 can find itself in a variety of software-defined solutions via Lenovo's ThinkAgile suite of offerings. Lenovo ThinkSystem SR570 Server Review
  20. 265 Hjk

    Intel SSD DC P4500 Review

    In the review it is mentioned https://www.storagereview.com/intel_ssd_dc_p4500_review Dell PowerEdge R740xd 2 x Intel Gold 6130 CPU (2.1GHz x 16 Cores) 16 x 16GB DDR4-2666MHz ECC DRAM 1x PERC 730 2GB 12Gb/s RAID Card Add-in NVMe Adapter Ubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-amd64 I would like to find out which NVMe adapter was used. thanks,
  21. ForsaOS aims to dramatically cut memory requirements by using proprietary algorithms to transform data into the company’s own language,Formulus Bit Markers. Formulus Black claims their language losslessly compresses memory by deduplicating repetitive bit patterns. A process similar in concept to the way .pngs provide high image quality with relatively low memory footprints, but applied more generally. Formulus Black Debuts De-Duplicating OS
  22. With Greenplum for Kubernetes, customers run the same Greenplum in Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Google Container Environment (GKE), or wherever Kubernetes is installed. This should make multi-cloud deployments easier. Pivotal opted to supplement standard Kubernetes deployment with what they are calling the Greenplum Operator. Pivotal says the Operator will create, configure and manage instances of complex stateful applications on behalf of a Kubernetes user as well as inform how Greenplum should be configured and deployed. Pivotal Announces Pivotal Greenplum 6
  23. Most in the enterprise have either switch to some type of hybrid cloud setup, or are considering it. A hybrid cloud offers several benefits, namely more flexibility when it comes to resource utilization. Another benefit is having part of users’ cloud on-prem for security and compliance reasons. Basically users can have the best of all worlds. However, setting up and using a hybrid cloud is complex and there are risks associated with it. Today’s announcement aims to deliver the benefits of the hybrid cloud while mitigating the risks. VMware Cloud Foundation Available On Dell EMC VxRail
  24. Leveraging the NVIDIA RTX platform, Unity is able to achieve, performant real-time ray tracing. This can deliver photorealistic image quality and lighting used in fields such as design, engineering, and marketing. Real-time ray tracing can speed up the completion of projects saving time and money versus rendering offline. Unity Technologies & NVIDIA Bring Real-Time Ray Tracing To Automotive, M&E, & Gaming
  25. fabrikant

    AT computer

    It is very difficult for me to understand what you are saying. Here are the specifications of all parts of my computer: Computer 166+ CYRIX SN: 970900-252 2 SIMM of 8 MEGS 72 PINS EDO Motherboard QDI EXPLORER IV 512K PB PROCESSOR 166+ CYRIX 133 MHZ CD ROM 20X VIDEO CARD PCI CIRRUS LOGIC 1 MEG SOUND CARD 16 BITS COMPATIBLE HARD DRIVE 1.3 GB FUJITSU 10 MS SN: 05510940 Now, my questions is would the hard drive White Label 120GB 8MB Cache 7200RPM PATA/IDE 3.5" fit into my computer?
  26. The new VMware vCloud Director 9.7 release updates the extensibility framework to enable cloud providers to offer differentiated services on their multi-tenant platform from third-party solutions from ecosystem partners such as Cohesity, Dell EMC, and Rubrik. VMware vCloud Availability is also updating to version 3.0. The new version provides onboarding, migration and disaster recovery services to and between multi-tenant clouds. VMware Announces Updates to Cloud Services
  27. Direct-to-cloud data transfer provides the ability to archive data directly from source systems to the cloud destination of choice, with minimal local storage requirements. This substantially decreases the on-premises storage and compute requirements. Aparavi claims their updates to Active Archive's classification and tagging capabilities make it simple to classify data based on individual words, phrases, dates, file types, and patterns. This should make it easier to identify and tag data for compliance, reference, or analysis. Aparavi supports users defining their own classifications in addition to including pre-set classifications of "confidential," "legal," and "personally identifiable information." Aparavi Announces Active Archive Enhancements
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  29. As more and more business are looking to AI and its potential, NVIDIA is releasing its CUDA-X AI to unlock the flexibility of its Tensor Core GPUs that are designed to address the end-to-end AI pipeline. CUDA-X AI is a series of specialized acceleration libraries that NVIDIA states can speed up machine learning and data science workloads by as much as 50x. GPUs can accelerate computing that is required for processing the large volumes of data associated with AI. NVIDIA Introduces CUDA-X AI At GTC
  30. These new workstations are purpose-built for data analytics, machine learning and deep learning all of which need extreme computational power provided by NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs and NVIDIA CUDA-X AI. The workstations are ideal for fields such as finance, insurance, retail and professional services. The workstations can also leverage accelerated data science software, such as RAPIDS, TensorFlow, PyTorch and Caffe. NVIDIA Introduces New High Performance Workstations
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