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    Minimal, I'm not sure it consumed more than a couple hundred MHz during the time we had it going in the background. We've been working with the Nexenta team over the duration of that review and they are still working on it internally. Should hopefully find out more soon on that topic.
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    From the spec sheet, the drive falls under the same drive acoustic ratings as the 4TB, 6TB, 8TB and 10TB models of the BarraCuda Pro, with a typical idle of 2.8 bels (3.0 idle max), and a typical seek of 3.2 bels (3.4 seek max).
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    I've been thinking a lot about how to better socialize street prices for storage. The vendors will tell us, but of course don't want to let us post such things. That said, it seems like anyone who buys has a pretty good idea of what the street is anyway. I'd love to be able to anonymize the proposals and post them in a repository by vendor. For now, you guys chatting about it here is a good start.
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    You'd have to email Supermicro. Unfortunately we can't discuss the pricing of this system.
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    If your actual disk I/O requires are low then pretty much anything should work, including the MX300. 850 EVO actually has near best in class performance as Samsung has a significant headstart on both 3D NAND as well as TLC vs. their competitors, the 850 Pro is ahead of it (perhaps near the very top of SATA SSDs for consumer use), but it smells like either of those might be a waste of money for your use.
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    We do have an embargo drop on an SSD next week that you may find interesting.
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    Stick with the brands that have their own fabs. Samsung, Crucial/Micron, Toshiba/OCZ.
  8. 1 point
    I'm glad you asked We're talking right now about what's next and SolidFire is definitely on the list of reviews we're discussing.
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    Synology’s 5-bay DS1517+ is solid refresh of the company’s 5-bay SMB NAS solution, fitting nicely between performance and affordability. Equipped with a quad-core 2.4GHz CPU, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, four 1GbE LAN ports and up to 16GB DDR3 RAM (dual channel), this Synology DiskStation performs well during encryption and intensive applications. A single DS1517+ device has a maximum capacity of 50TB when using five 10TB HDDs and can be expanded even further to upwards of 150TB when using two DX517 expansion units. Synology DiskStation DS1517+ NAS Review
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    The 03 or 04 part is the series number, it gives an indication of density and possibly power efficiency. Toshiba's 05 series has just hit the markets, with 04 still going strong. 03 is an older design today. I don't know what the G or D stands for.
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    Its not too difficult, but it is a pretty detail-oriented step through process. Deleting once the data is off the drives is easy. But you need to know how to transfer the data off and confirm its off. On the storage side, you need to know how to navigate the RAID card pre-boot setup interface. If you just pull drives and insert new ones the server will freak out and not do anything. You need to delete old RAID group, add new drives, init them or flag as for use in RAID, then put them into a RIAD group that makes sense based on their capacity and usage profile. This means knowing when and why to pick RAID10, RAID6 as well as block size and read/write cache. Then you init the disk grounp, go back into VMware, find the unformatted volume and make that into your new Datastore.
  12. 1 point
    Lets take a step back, is this storage presented raw to the Veeam side, or is it formatted as a datastore with the Veeam VM loaded onto it?
  13. 1 point
    Neither reports a defective battery. It's just that the capacity has decreased a lot, holding little charge. The ibbu07 was at about 10% (reporting 300+ cycles) while the ibbu08 is hovering around 50% (despite reporting only 6 cycles). I wanted to a try a new battery that I have lying around, which doesn't costs me anything apart from a little fiddling time. For the eprom programmer, I guess you also need a converter from soic to dip. I'll try without any of those to see if it works. I'm hoping it will work, especially if I use an identical but new battery.
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    Apparently the bq2060A internal charge controller does not count backwards, several users has tried just changing battery but it was unsuccessful - relearn simply fails. I don't know what lsi module you have but it will be interesting if you post your findings, I have only edited code for ibbu07 so other modules would be interesting and might behave otherwise.
  15. 1 point
    The Pentium M started around early 2002/2003, for about 5yrs. It hasn't been in production like Vista for about 10yrs. Frankly, it's time to upgrade. It doesn't even support a 64bit OS! Even going to Windows 8.1 seems like an odd choice, when 10 is out and has been solid and stable. New PC's with more clock speed, more ram, more cores can be had for under $300. It'll even come with a copy of WIndows in many cases. I'm currently using a 5yr old AMD powered system with 8GB of RAM and 6 cores, and it's plenty for my general web stuff, transcoding videos, and a run a linux VM or two as needed.
  16. 1 point
    It's unfortunate that Intel won't send one for detailed review. Kind of hard to tell how real it is. We worked with a server vendor on Intel's launch partner list and they only had access to 175GB dev samples. So far this launch is pretty meh.
  17. 1 point
    Hey! I'm using samsung 850 evo m.2 250GB and aliexpress 9$ adapter for my MBA 13' 2011. My ssd is writing 530+mbs and reading 500+mbs now instead of 150 and 200mbs with native one. And yes, 6 years ais a big age for ssd, but still. Now all the websites, video, even the hardest ones are playing and loading instantly!
  18. 1 point
    DO NO REMOVE IT! That's the alpha, without it the whole pack will die.
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    We see a lot of roadmaps and the funny thing is they never include pricing targets. I wouldn't expect a lot of downward pricing pressure on SSDs, we're actually seeing prices rise in some sectors. I'm afraid your dream of high capacity client drives is some time away, not for technical reasons, but just because they're going to be so expensive and without volume...the sweet spot for some time is going to continue to be 240GB and 480GB class drives. It may take QLC NAND to make that happen.
  21. 1 point
    Good question, I'll reach out and see what I can find out.
  22. 1 point
    As someone that specializes a lot in data protection and archive solutions in all sizes of company, while technically feasible, this is a very bad idea, with a lot of risk in storing this data in this manner as described. Tape would be an acceptable solution, as long as you wrote it to two copies of tapes. Then in 5yrs or so look at replacing your tape solution for a newer one. LTO is backwards compatible 2 versions back to read. e.g. LTO7 can read LTO5, and write to LTO6. So you may need to upgrade to LTO7 soon, to read those LTO5 tapes. Then in 5 or so years, go to LTO9, to be able to read LTO7 tapes. With a couple of tape migration projects inbetween. Or you have an enterprise tape library that can run multiple types of tape drives. Another solution, would be to stick that data in the cloud, and keep it in two sites, or two providers. Like a copy in Amazon and/or azure. Amazon Glacier would be about $400-500/month in today's prices for 100TB. Their snowball can help you get the data into their cloud quick. Pricing should go down over time as scale and economics work in our favor. I suggest two vendors, because who knows how this new fangled "cloud," will shake up, and who wins and loses over the next decade. If you are deadset on using hard drives, make multiple copies, and I'd probably do it across two different brands of drives. When talking 10yrs of retention, the media type is very important, for compatibility sakes, and ease of accessing said data. But just as important is the environment, that this media is stored (humidity, temp, etc). Best to look at an Iron Mountain or similar to store these. Which by the way, I'm sure Iron Mountain offers some sort of storage platform, and long term archival solution too.
  23. 1 point
    Thanks for pointing that out, fixed the numbers. Still a far cry from 1000X endurance though
  24. 1 point
    I don't know why it wouldn't work. We don't know a lot about their qualification process but there's not a good reason why it shouldn't play nice there.
  25. 1 point
    Between the two I'd go with what's cheapest Really though, they're quite similar mechanically. The NAS drives have more hours on them globally, may be a better choice from a reliability standpoint.
  26. 1 point
    There are no video links on YouTube for what you need, assuming you must have the data you *must* use a recovery service that will open the drive in a clean room and attempt to copy the data to another drive. It is not guaranteed to work and if it does it is very expensive. Now read all of the responses again, and you will see a theme -- you cannot do anything about this yourself and to use a proper service will be very expensive. In the future you will never again forget the importance of good backup practices.
  27. 1 point
    I can't find your older DD2200 forum topic, the link is dead from the review. But now that there are flash enabled DataDomain systems, do you think you can sweet talk DellEMC into getting one in the labs? Specifically the DD6300 or similar system? I would like to see the effects of flash used for metadata, in regards to Veeam restores, VDP performance, and general performance improvements. They are claiming big restore improvements, which has always been an issue for products like Veeam and CVLT and DD used together. Not that it was a limitation by EMC, but more so how those products do lots of random IO on the restore process, that punishes DataDomain, which doesn't do random IO well at all.
  28. 1 point
    ArcServe? Eww. LOL. I've yet to meet a happy ArcServe customer. But at the same time, those were all CA customers, and hopefully the new owner of ArcServe is actually doing good things with the product and not letting it languish. If you're going to test DDVE, take a look at the requirements for the various sizes you can scale it. The 96TB edition is insane in terms of HW requirements. They also have a performance tester they want you to run on the datastores upon initial setup. But when you expand it, they don't require you to run it again. Seems like a missing feature...
  29. 1 point
    I've developed the impression all inexpensive Seagate 8TB drives are SMR. They're cagey about it - I pulled the data sheet on the 8TB Backup Plus above. It didn't give away if it was SMR or PMR.
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    The Veritas NetBackup 5240 appliance offers a heterogeneous backup and recovery suite and can be easily deployed into an existing NetBackup environment for expansion or acceleration. The appliance by itself offers a capacity ranging from right beneath 5TB up to almost 14TB before deduplication. Additional storage shelves can bring total capacity up to 148TB. The unit can be used as a master server, media server, or both and supports both VMware and Hyper-V virtualization environments. The appliance is offered in both the cost-optimized version we reviewed here and the 5300 model that is more performance-optimized. Veritas NetBackup 5240 Backup Appliance Review
  32. 1 point
    As far as the Data Domain’s appliances go, there will be four new models: DD6300, DD6800, DD9300 and DD9800. The DD6300 is a turnkey, all-in-one appliance that is aimed at smaller and midrange customers. The larger models are aimed at larger enterprises with the DD9800 being 7x more scalable, 1.5x faster, and can support 5x more streams than the nearest competitor, according to Dell EMC. The new appliances will be running the next-generation DD OS 6.0. This new operating system introduces the Data Domain Cloud Tier, as well as advanced integration with Hadoop. Dell EMC Upgrades Data Domain Around Flash
  33. 1 point
    If you want to laugh out loud at my reply, please do so. I don't know how much data you need to migrate: without that knowledge, what I'm about to say may be totally in appropriate. Several years ago, malware hit our SOHO network and "migrated" to every machine in that network. It took 8 DAYS to re-build everything and disinfect every machine. After that burn, we decided that THE BEST WAY to keep a PC virus-free is to TURN IT OFF!! (lol here is aok Whenever we have been faced with a similar challenge, we ALWAYS start with a FULL BACKUP of all data, including of course the operating system and all files and databases. That FULL BACKUP is copied to one of our aging "backup servers" and then we turn that backup server OFF -- COMPLETELY OFF. Because PC hardware is so cheap now, and because some data bases have become invaluable e.g. mirror images of a website, we do not hesitate to maintain cheap "white boxes" with aging CPUs that do very little except to XCOPY data from here to there. We have even perfected a PUTT and GETT pair of Command Prompt BATCH files that do the job very well, particularly when we only need to backup a sub-folder in our website mirror. Our consistent approach has also been to maintain a formal separation between C: system partitions, and all other partitions. Every discrete storage device or RAID array is formatted with a primary partition exactly equal in size and contents to the Windows C: system partition. The remainder of each such storage device is formatted with a Data partition e.g. D: or E: (in Windows parlance). All of our key workstations host at leasat 2 identical copies of the same OS. From experience, we know that it doesn't take too much to completely corrupt a working OS e.g. the other day, a HDD crashed and that crash ended up corrupting the Windows Registry. So, with our dual-OS setup, we simply re-booted from the backup OS and restored a drive image of the primary C: partition: piece o' cake. As such, my first choice is your Option "A", making sure that you have a working "backup server" with redundant backups of all operating system and dedicated data partitions. Trying to mix HDDs and SSDs sounds like too much work: the future is solid-state, and I think you should migrate now to new system with SSDs and a quality / compatible RAID controller. You can buy large HDDs for your backup server, the sole purpose of which is to archive multiple redundant copies of really important data. Hope this helps. p.s. I would be very interested to read more Comments from others who study your question.
  34. 1 point
    STDA4000200 vs. STDA4000100, no idea. However I suspect aside from whatever regulatory paperwork is different between USA and Europe, they are identical. http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_backup_plus_fast_portable_review Shows two Samsung 2TB M9T 2.5" drives inside. Per: http://www.storagereview.com/samsung_spinpoint_m9t_hard_drive_review They smell like conventional PMR drives. There are ample articles, both on Storagereview.com as well as other sites, discussing the difference as you noticed. For reads they appear to be identical, it's only for writes beyond one zone's worth or whatever (25GB I think?) that they get slower. I don't think any SMR-based drives have been around long enough to have a real track record, at least not as far as is visible to end-users. FWIW Seagate does appear to be refining their SMR implementation, performace in the newest drives does look much more consistent. http://www.anandtech.com/show/10335/seagate-innov8-8tb-buspowered-external-hard-drive-review Peformance between the ST3000DM001 (7200rpm, 3.5", PMR), STDR4000100 (5400rpm, 2.5", SMR), STEA4000400 (probably identical to the STDR4000100, probably just less bundled software included as it's part of the lower-end Expansion line vs. the higher-end Backup Plus line) or whatnot, it sounds like you've already read the benchmarks. You don't need us to re-read them to you again. http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_4tb_backup_plus_portable_drive_review http://www.anandtech.com/show/9489/seagate-backup-plus-portable-4tb-usb-30-drive-review Both are a single 2.5" 5400rpm 4TB disk, almost certainly using SMR per reviews. The links above are for the Backup Plus, but you can read the spec sheets on both at Seagate's site, and from the spec sheets they are almost certainly identical hardware inside. I'm not sure exactly what software packages are included with the Expansion drives as I have never used any of the included software with either but IIRC they are lower-end than Backup Plus drives so the software included is less comprehensive.
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    Hi everyone. I'm running two machines on one 21" monitor which is PanaSync Pro. It has BNC and VGA connectors on the back and you can switch between them through OSD menu. So I needed VGA-BNC cable. I had a lot of old cables from broken monitors so I picked one with VGA connector on one end, of course, and cut the other end open. Then I went to a local electronic store and bought 5 BNC connectors which ran about 15 bucks total, if memory serves me right. I soldered them onto the open ends according to specifications of the cable and making sure about the signals. All works flawlessly and keeps me very happy about it. This is just for someone who enjoys hands-on weekend projects. If anyone wants the same cable I can make it custom, but not sure about price and shipping expense... I just couldn't find any of those cables in local computer stores, that's why...
  37. 1 point
    you overpayed, a $15 cable would suffice for anything shorter than ~6ft for 1600x1200. If somebody needs these, maybe ebay would be the best place to sell them.
  38. 1 point
    I picked up an ancient Dell D1626-HT Trinitron free from school before they threw it out. ( I had an eye-straining 15'' NEC before... ) I connected it via generic vga cables and the colors were pretty dry, and it was too dark. I spent hours trying to set this thing up. Since it was free, i just bought the best cables i could find for it. $99 dollars for a decent 21" a year ago was good enough for me. I'm not really a cable fanatic so I don't have experience as to how monitors look with various cables. The only other monitors that I've personally seen are one's at the local Fry's. I guess this cable brings out the color/saturation out of the monitor. A good graphics card helps though--a lot. Also I noticed that I can change the refresh rate of the Dell to 100Hz at 1280x1024. That wasn't even on the specs, http://support.ap.dell.com/docs/monitors/5...55347/specs.htm. But still at whatever resolution i get ghosting and some blurry text. Convergence is screwed... My theory is that if you have a strong signal then the monitor would last longer, or at least bad things will become noticeable later on...