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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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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    Good question, I'll reach out and see what I can find out.
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    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.
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    Thanks for pointing that out, fixed the numbers. Still a far cry from 1000X endurance though
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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...
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    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
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    Hi @Hadi Ahn! These are pretty interesting questions you have, so I'll try to help you out as much as possible. 1. The NAS has its own app called Anti-Virus Essentials, which you can download and install for free and will allow you to protect your data in such situations. Here's a KB article with more information about the app and a guide on how to install it too: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=SQzm9Y Once the device finds any viruses, you can choose either to delete or quarantine the file. Also, you can choose to ignore it as well if you want. You can take a look at this KB article about how to exactly do that: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=wl9xIR 2. As long as you're the admin you can add or change the users password of any share and by doing so - you can access the information on their share. For more information you can take a look at the manual of the specific device, for instance this is the one of WD My Cloud Mirror, more specifically on page 22: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=MkNYBK 3. Yes, there are few backup programs you can download and use for free from our website, like WD Backup, Acronis True Image WD Edition for example. http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=HBkvrQ Hope this helps a bit and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
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    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
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    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.
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    IIRC the EVO+ is faster, although I don't know how fast the latest Sandisk Ultra cards are (at least not of that specific model). I'd grab the Samsung myself, but as Brian says, you're going to want at least two copies of your data, period. So naturally, buy at least two cards.
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    First, back up the data...but generally either will be fine. I lean a little Samsung, but that's just personal preference.
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    Welcome to the forum. Syncro is a pretty cool idea, but I'm not sure it was ever successful in terms of catching on as well as other offerings. Performance that we measured worked well for HDD based solutions, but we never saw a huge uptick in terms of all-flash benefits. I think for the mass market, HBAs presenting raw disks to the software layer offers a better option for the customer. So VSAN, Storage Spaces in the latest Windows Server... stuff along those lines.