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    Seagate BarraCuda SSD Announced

    I'm guessing this is going to be overpriced compared to the competition.
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    Synology DS1813+ NAS Review Discussion

    "On the hardware side, the Synology DS1813+ features an Intel Atom dual core 2.13GHz processor and ships with 2GB of RAM in the form of two 1GB DIMMs, which can be upgraded by replaceing with 2GB DIMMs." It actually comes with a single 2GB DIMM. You can add an additional 2GB DIMM.
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    Intel RST: any use without RAID?

    A couple years old, but still should give you a good idea. I also *think* you need the RST drivers for TRIM support on SSDs.
  4. That would be interesting. When I originally looked at it, there was no option to have redundant PERCs.
  5. There's only a single PERC8 controller for all storage, which means it's a single point of failure. Dell really needs to fix that.
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    Synology DiskStation DS1812+ Review Discussion

    I wish it had a PCI-E x4 or x8 slot for either 10Gb or a quad 1Gb adapter.
  7. Looking to build an 8 drive hardware RAID5 array for my media file server. Which would be a better choice, 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 or the 3TB Western Digital Red? The Reds are a bit more expensive, but come with a longer warranty.
  8. I'd pay the extra $10 for the Red over the Green, even for just the extra year of warranty.
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    Western Digital Q3 2012 Discussion

    You guys need to remember that there are only two desktop drive manufacturers now, WD and Seagate. I would be shocked if prices ever reached pre-flood levels. You've already seen one downside to this - warranty lengths being cut.
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    4TB HDD with 1TB platters

    You better get used to waiting. Now that there are only 2 desktop drive manufacturers (Seagate and Western Digital), expect the capacity expansion to slow down and the prices to stay high.
  11. Looks like it's still OEM only though.
  12. No way in hell I'll buy anything from these a'holes.
  13. They pulled this crap a few years ago. One of them jumped their warranties to 5 years not too long after and everyone had to follow suit. Not going to happen this time though since the only players left are Seagate & WD. Barring any major quality issues, I think I'll be switching to WD. They at least give you 2 years...
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    OCZ Synapse Cache SSD Review Discussion

    Will it cache multiple drives not in a RAID array? I have 2 WD Raptors (150 & 300GB). Would the 128GB (well, 64GB usable really) version be worth the extra $$?
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    Hitachi DS7K3000 Release Date

    Just found out the hard way that the Intel H67 chipset (or any other) doesn't support drives larger than 2TB in RAID mode yet. Supposedly it works in AHCI mode, so I'll have to do it that way until they fix it.