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  1. We modified the way we test QLC drives after that initial run. We went from testing 5% to 1% of the drive capacity. Essentially we tested too hard for these value drives early on.
  2. We just got the 250GB in. Not expecting much but we'll see.
  3. Brian

    Seems there is none new member here

    Welcome! Would love to hear about your experiences.
  4. Normally there's a screw to secure the tail end of the drive or a rubber stopper (for lack of better word). Yes, take a photo.
  5. Did it end up working? Never shut off power during what appears to be a sluggish firmware update.
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    New BackBlaze Stats

    We're at the point now with some NAS reviews where it takes a few days to get to the point where we can test. It will operate, just not at best performance levels.
  7. We already gave it away on Reddit
  8. Hah, I can't tell you how many times I've done that in testing portables over here. Wow, that HDD is FAST!
  9. All the SSDs should work in a QNAP or Synology for instance. The enterprise drives largely add endurance as you note. We've used a lot of DCT 860s and they've been great. Even used them in a white paper for QNAP/Veeam that was pretty fun. Anyway, if the price is close, I'd lean toward the enterprise drives. You'll get much better support too, no arguing about workload if there's a problem.
  10. Brian

    Micron 1300 SSD Announced

    They didn't give us more than what Adam posted. There aren't many who are committed to enterprise SATA at this point, Toshiba has almost completely forsaken it in favor of value SAS for low end enterprise flash.
  11. You have a tremendously wide variety of options here. What are you on now and what sort of budget are you looking at? What else is in the environment?
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    New BackBlaze Stats

    It's the rebuild time on these much larger HDDs that starts to get a little scary depending on how and what you're running.
  13. For those interested we're working with the homelab sub-reddit on doing a content series about home labs, challenges, successes, etc. Open to ideas on content areas that might be interesting or worth exploring. One of the first articles is going to be around hypervisor options suitable for the home lab. The general idea though is to pull in more user content to supplement our typical news and reviews content.
  14. Brian

    Seagate Reports 2Q19 Earnings

    I was told just the other day they had a decent RIF that impacted the flash team. Weird place to make cuts.
  15. I too was going to suggest's a problem everywhere, not just USB ports too.