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  1. Huh, that's interesting. It's been ages since we've seen WD product. They stopped sending us review samples because we test too hard.
  2. QNAP is doing some very cool engineering, love this little guy. Or think I do, haven't seen it in person yet.
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    8big raid - st3000dm001 barracuda compatible

    I've not replaced drives in LaCie units before, but yeah, you should be able to replace with same HDD.
  4. Thankfully our users are smart enough to know we wouldn't send an HDD tool executable.
  5. Yes, we're still dealing with it right now, someone broke in and did bad crap.
  6. Those aren't sealed drives, the helium drives are flatter on top. Never seen the white labels, maybe an OEM drive?
  7. It's because this is Lexar, well the new Lexar not Micron Lexar. We haven't worked very closely with them since the acquisition.
  8. It may be the solution to protect the NAND, like the hybrid drives of years past. For more end users, this should be a very good drive that's not terribly expensive.
  9. It is kind of funny that Toshiba on HDD was at least a year behind and whoosh, game on.
  10. It's TLC from what I recall. Pricing is an issue...ultimately NVMe SSDs will get faster and we'll view this as a transition period I think. Optane is fundamentally different though and it remains to be seen if they can get capacities up. There's also the PMEM issue, and how much speed that enables vs accelerating at the storage drive layer. Fun times.
  11. The LaCie d2 Professional gave decent performance for external spinning media and offers massive capacity in a small footprint. Creative professionals that crave a lot of capacity in a slick looking box can't go wrong with the LaCie d2 Professional. LaCie d2 Professional Review (10TB)
  12. I believe they're trying to tighten the build down for pretty specific uses.
  13. Incidentally Synology has native apps for Samsung TVs that work pretty well.
  14. We're working on ours as well. The ZET is not the same as Optane, so yes, it will be slower.
  15. They're definitely making progress, no doubt. It's just hard going up against the vertically integrated solutions from a cost and performance standpoint.