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Everything posted by continuum

  1. Nope, sorry. I do have more friends than I expected into offroading, mostly Land Cruisers and whatnot...
  2. 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.
  3. What exactly do you expect from your SSD's? If it's just typical desktop use, then anything should work. Honestly along budget SSDs, buy whatever's cheapest from the major name brands. 3D TLC does seem to be the way to go, and it's finally proliferating among other NAND makers besides Samsung, so there's plenty of choices.
  4. Performance seems to be the obvious thing that comes to mind. Or redundancy.
  5. Newegg link for your convenience. 100167523 600457700&IsNodeId=1&Description=4tb hard drive&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=96
  6. Software is the hard part, I assume QNAP's existing OS can already make use of it? Only other hard part is that for some of the applications you're talking about, you may want a GPU instead of two 2C/4T low-TDP Kaby Lake cores, so I wonder how much performance and how many actual sales they'll see from this. The relatively low TDP seems like it might be the most fundamental performance issue compared to the cost.
  7. Did I miss any actual pricing comparisons? Not that you need to do them all the time, but might be useful once in a while. (is the exact price, even MSRP/ESP, mentioned at all? If so, I think I missed it!)
  8. Which generation IMFT NAND is it again? I know you say 3D eTLC, but is it the older 32-layer stuff or something else? Just curious! (I know, I know, Anandtech says, but I'd rather go to SR ).
  9. Any SMART data on the OCZ?
  10. Hmm, no idea then. I have zero experience with the NEC stuff. :-/
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. Hmm. Well, graphics in the article with a few more cards would be nice if nothing else?
  17. 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...
  18. 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...)
  19. I doubt you'd see any perceptible performance difference, but if you need the capacity, then go for it.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. What do you need? Redundancy/high availablity? High performance? How much total capacity and how budget did you have? What controller is this-- you may end up limited by the controller in some cases, too...
  25. No idea if it will do NVMe, but there's a couple of external PCI-e GPU enclosures out there that should work in theory. You'd probably need a M.2 to PCI-e adapter card to fit inside the enclosure, and I don't know if any or all need external power.