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  1. We've been using these a while, Kevin has 5-6 of them. Latest sounds like the app has gotten worse since the IPO unfortunately.
  2. Overall the XN5004T offers quite a bit of flexibility and performance in a small NAS. There's only a single SSD slot but QSAN makes the most of it, enabling dedupe, compression and caching, which is a nice inclusion for a 4-bay NAS. Further, the PCIe expansion slot enabled more use-case specific options like 10GbE. QSAN XCubeNAS XN5004T NAS Review
  3. You missed it - Best of the QLC pack.
  4. We asked for one...
  5. Brian

    Seagate Reports 1Q19 Earnings

    After a terrible report from WDC I didn't expect Seagate to do too well. They seem a bit more organized though at the moment and WDC just had another reduction in force from what we can tell.
  6. 4 GPUs in a NAS...fantastic.
  7. While not a lot of people are going to use the M.2 SSD bays, it's still pretty cool they're in there, along with 10GbE for what is effectively a 3-bay entry NAS.
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    Toshiba L200

    We've seen a lot of road maps, but none lately for end user HDDs. I really think WD/Seagate have conceded 2.5" SATA to SSDs. I'm figured out a path to live on a tiny SSD and NAS/cloud services. I prefer this actually in case of an SSD failure.
  9. Brian

    Excelero Announces NVMesh 2

    I really wonder how many of these SDS solutions can find a path to viability. Lenovo is partnered with like a dozen software partners and Dell is almost the same. Doesn't even count guys like this who have largely partnered with the white box guys. I guess Micron never figured out how to make Excelero work as a product. Probably a good thing, selling arrays isn't their jam.
  10. Wow, looking back the hybrid concept didn't really go all that well as a stopgap until flash prices fell.
  11. Yeah, sorry that's ours. Unfortunately the little bugger has been extraordinarily effective at getting newsletter subs while all other methods have lagged exponentially. I'll see if we can fongufre some reprieve for those who have seen it recently or for those who have subscribed. I don't get it for some reason, I presumed it was because I closed the box once. Will investigate further.
  12. Well this platform is gone but we will see what we can do going forward to draw out some of that information. Always appreciate the constructive feedback.
  13. Well, good luck, let us know what happens.
  14. The link is broken, will fix. What ad are you talking about? We don’t run pop ups.
  15. We could remove VROC and run with software RAID and compare results, which of course we did not do for this review. There is a little overhead for VROC but it's not severe from what we can tell. Maybe some day we can dive into this further.