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  2. continuum

    9460 Broadcom VS Areca 1880ix

    Not sure what's in Linux, but HDTach, AS-SSD, CrystalDiskMark... some don't play well with RAID tho (i.e. they're unusually affected by caching or whatnot). Maybe Brian or someone else would have better suggestions? (also thinking iperf, but that's usually for network...)
  3. The server market overall did well seeing a year over year market increase of 37.7% up to $23.4 billion this quarter. Server shipments are up as well with 3.2 million units shipped in the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 18.3%. According to IDC, volume server revenue increased by 40.2% to $20.0 billion, while midrange server revenue grew 39.4% to $2.0 billion. High-end systems grew 6.9% to $1.3 billion. IDC Release 3Q18 Worldwide Server Tracker
  4. Spit

    9460 Broadcom VS Areca 1880ix

    and what would be the best way to benchmark the controller ? linux .. windows .. so i can compare it with others and share my experience or are there any benchmarks of the 9460 in public ??
  5. continuum

    9460 Broadcom VS Areca 1880ix

    Areca is using Broadcom RoC's so the UI should be the only difference. That and maybe driver tuning.
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  7. Elastifile partnered with Google Cloud to deliver a fully-managed, cloud-native file service, complete with a full suite of enterprise NAS features.Elastifile Cloud File Service allows users to flexibly select a service class that aligns with their storage budget and performance requirements, with pricing for provisioned capacity as low as $0.10/GB/month. Service classes can later be upgraded or downgraded on-demand, as desired, enabling customers to start small and expand performance or capacity later. The cost of the service is fully integrated into Google Cloud’s pre-existing billing infrastructure, so customers do not need to change their existing payment process, which removes many of the barriers to adoption. Google lists two tiers currently; a standard tier and an SSD tier. Elastifile made a serious effort to remove all barriers to adoption; so ECFS delivers file storage via standard protocols (e.g. NFS), with no need for OS kernel modifications or client-side software installs. This native compatibility with existing applications and workflows eliminates the need for costly refactoring projects. As a result, Elastifile Cloud File Service is an efficient solution for supporting enterprise use cases spanning a wide range of industries such as Media & Entertainment, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, and more. Elastifile’s new service is also well-suited for horizontal use cases such as persistent storage for Kubernetes, data resilience for preemptible cloud VMs, HPC file storage, and scalable NAS for cloud-native services. Elastifile Announces Cloud File Service For Google
  8. IBM’s Spectrum Scale is a well-known cluster file system. Originally called IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) it was renamed to Spectrum Scale three years ago. It provides concurrent access to a single file system or set of file systems from multiple nodes. It supports nodes that are SAN attached, network attached, a mixture of SAN attached and network attached, or in a nothing shared cluster configuration. On each node in the cluster, IBM Spectrum Scale consists of three basic components: administration commands, a kernel extension, and a multithreaded daemon. These three components combine to provide a global namespace, shared file system access among IBM Spectrum Scale clusters, simultaneous file access from multiple nodes, high recoverability and data availability through replication, and the ability to make changes while a file system is mounted. IBM Announces Spectrum Scale On NVIDIA DGX-1 Server
  9. seagate_surfer

    14TB performance reviews

    We did a little poking around internally, the safest thing we can say right now is to expect Q1 2019.
  10. Hi guys need some help with a selection of two raid controllers. Currently I'm using an areca 1880 ix controller with 16x4tb hard drives in a ca. 50tb raid 6 array. its just a storage for large files and sometimes i need copy performance to other clients. so far sufficient. However, I have now bought a new & cheap 9460 8 port controller with 2gb and connected 8 new 10tb hard drives (one array raid 6) for tests and some benchmarks. on a ntfs partition it was possible to copy files with 400mb internally. enough for me. only the management takes a bit of getting used to. Yesterday I deliberately put two hard disks out of the backplane. the array changed too critically. However, the volume was still visible in the explorer only the content was gone. Will this come back after a rebuild? and which controller is better in terms of performance ? LSI or Areca ? less drives are better and the 9460 ist getting so hot like the areca ..... but on the areca the management and settings are very easy to configure... What advantages does Broadcom offer vs areca ????
  11. sabalo22

    LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i

    I get repeated warnings. I forced WB but still have no clue how it saw the battery present, charging etc then it just went away.
  12. continuum

    14TB performance reviews

    Seagate Exos product page has the press release up but it's still not added to the main product stack, so I suspect a few more weeks/months...
  13. continuum

    LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i

    Can you manually force it back to WB? Are you getting repeated warnings for BBU or was it just this once?
  14. The Element AIC is a showcase of Liqid’s PCIe switching technology, showing incredible performance and is not locked in to a specific SSD, giving users more freedom to choose which SSD they’d like to use. The low profile, standard form factor HHHL card provides extreme performance, high-grade reliability, power loss data protection, active telemetry monitoring, thermal throttling, power management, and a low overhead architecture. Liqid Element AIC Review (7.68TB)
  15. Equipped with dual Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10GbE network ports, the new QNAP NAS provides users with high-speed connectivity and network deployment flexibility. Moreover, the PCIe slot can be outfitted with a QM2 expansion card, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) card, wireless network card or a low-profile entry-level graphics card. QNAP TS-977XU Now Available
  16. Istio is an open source service mesh supported by industry heavy hitters including Google and IBM. Istio layers transparently onto existing distributed applications to provide greater security, logging, and control. A service mesh in this context is an interface layer that intercepts the communications between a network of microservices. This gives IT teams a way to unify disparate services and architectures into one control pane to reduce the cost and complexity of future deployments. New services just need to know how to communicate with the service mesh and don’t need to worry about the unique architectures of the other services. Istio also provides Automatic load balancing for HTTP, gRPC, WebSocket, and TCP traffic; access controls, rate limits and quotas; control of traffic behavior with rich routing rules, retries, failovers, and fault injection; and several other control mechanisms. VMware Announces Service Mesh
  17. Can you confirm iSCSI performance is comparable?
  18. Elad Rosenheim

    Amazon EC2 i3.metal Review Discussion

    Hi, Regarding the EBS tests all suddenly peaking to infinity (and beyond), have you checked whether the Burst Balance got to zero at that point? When that happens, performance is aggressively throttled down - but if the IOPS spike is short, the balance may recover without getting to that point. AWS Burst Balance Metric
  19. schaki

    14TB performance reviews

    Is any word on about when the Seagate Exos X14 will begin to ship to stores like Amazon etc? It was announced with the three other 14tb Seagates but no availability yet as far as I know.
  20. Hello, I have an LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i that has been in service for about 3 years. On Nov 15 2018 I got a monitoring alert due to high disk I/O. On the controller logs I found these: 29190: 18-11-07,17:46:12 Info:Battery Present29193: 18-11-07,17:46:17 Info:Battery charge complete29194: 18-11-07,17:46:17 Info:Battery temperature is normal29201: 0:0:0 Info:Battery Present29204: 0:0:0 Info:Battery charge complete29205: 0:0:0 Info:Battery temperature is normal29211: 0:0:0 Info:Battery Present29214: 0:0:0 Info:Battery started charging29215: 0:0:0 Info:Battery temperature is normal29219: 18-11-15,18:36:28 Info:Battery charge complete29223: 0:0:0 WARNING:Battery Not Present Since then disk I/O has been higher, I suspect that it has to do with WT vs WB. The issue here is that I do not have a BBU on that raid controller, so how was it detecting a battery in the first place? Has anyone run into this before? Regards
  21. We we leveraging a 16Gb FC network (8 total ports out of the array). Switching was through two Brocade G620 switches
  22. Brian

    Seagate Achieves 16TB HAMR HDD

    It's a start for sure, there's going to be a density play for 3.5" HDDs for some time still.
  23. We're working to get both of these drives in for review.
  24. Brian

    Seagate 2tb hardrive not working...at all.

    It saddens me that we still get posts like this. One location on any media is not a sufficient backup.
  25. continuum

    Seagate 2tb hardrive not working...at all.

    If you truly value the data and cannot take any further risks... Time to pay for professional data recovery. Drivesavers, FADV, Ontrack, etc... pricing can range into the thousands.
  26. I desperately need help from anyone if at all possible please!!! My hardrive has been with me since 2011 and I have collected 1000s of videos,pictures.etc since then and I dropped it once last year but it still managed to work. However I have noticed some of the videos I collected have disappeared which makes no sense whatsoever and the worst of all is that the hardrive is not working at all. The base that the hardrive sits on lights up when you power it on on the side however once you click the hardrive into the base the lights immediately go dead. We recently moved in September and at my old house it worked fine however ever since we moved here it no longer works. Please help me figure this out I do NOT want to lose anything I have had this stuff for 7 years. :(
  27. I like that Toshiba (and HGST) routinely make 7200 RPM drives. While WD and Seagate push out 5400/5900 - then try to conceal it by withholding the RPM spec. I've had to adopt the rule that if it doesn't say "7200" on the drive (or box), it's a slower drive. Marketing shouldn't be in charge of printed specifications.
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