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  1. Any SMART data on the OCZ?
  2. Hmm, no idea then. I have zero experience with the NEC stuff. :-/
  3. Have you been able to find any specific documentation that card (smells like it's a Dell special?)? Especially regarding a possible activation key for additional features? I don't think it's a standard LSI product so something may be nerfed in the firmware. Any idea if it's closer to the 9266-8i?
  4. Might be worth mentioning the Quadro M2000 in the comparison is 2x the price of the WX3100... Quadro P600 is probably a more appropriate competitor at this price point.
  5. The only vendor I can find with a listing is Span, and they don't show even a price at the moment. ST12000NM0007 (SATA, 512e) version and ST12000NM0047 (SATA, 4Kn)... didn't check for the rest.
  6. Technological differences or actual performance? Reviews cover both areas fairly well. What sort of use? If this is typical or even enthusiast desktop use, you're not going to see a difference in actual use short of timing everything with a stopwatch for benchmarks...
  7. Spec sheet in the article says it's preconfigured for RAID0 and preformatted as exFAT. As long as your OS supports exFAT I don't see why not.
  8. Hmm. Well, graphics in the article with a few more cards would be nice if nothing else?
  9. Is there a comparison database or anything with all the SD/microSD cards you guys have tested anywhere? Just curious if the 128GB one got tested and I'm not seeing the review...
  10. SMR performance has gotten more than a few tweaks as time as gone on, I think Anandtech's got a more recent review than the original Archive 8TB that had better performance. I'd be curious how that handled RAID use. As interesting as a possible SMR + PMR for rebuilds could be, I don't think long-term that's going to be as useful because long-term, it sounds like PMR drives will go away. (also, as a nitpick, I'd much rather see RAID6 testing than RAID5, especially given that the UBER's start to catch up to you when you're taking volumes this big...)
  11. I doubt you'd see any perceptible performance difference, but if you need the capacity, then go for it.
  12. What exactly are you doing with this hardware? How much performance did you need-- or at least, what applications are you running? What's your budget? You'll need to provide more detailed information for useful feedback. FWIW this should probably be posted in SMB/Enterprise Storage.
  13. Take the drive out and put it in another computer, and see if it comes up. File system errors may mean you're SOL, or it may mean you can pull 99% off, there's insufficient information to say.
  14. Just to complicate things, Seagate has their own helium drive design on the way (if not already here) too. Don't think it has hit retail yet tho. Never seen a review listed in watts per TB, but I suppose that's a valid metric.
  15. Highest performance is going to be RAID0, but obviously there's no redundancy with that. RAID10 plus a hot spare maybe? Not sure how fast that card gets, it's an LSI 2208 chip so I don't think the controller would bottleneck performance in such a setup.