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Brian last won the day on August 31 2017

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  1. We had a drive failure and it took a while to get a replacement. We're testing right now.
  2. Brian

    Seagate BarraCuda SSD Announced

    Who knows...Seagate and WD for that matter really need to put together a coherent flash strategy. But with very good options especially in the end user space, unless these drives are cheap, there's really no reason to even consider them.
  3. Alerts maybe, but the drives should still work for a JBOD. If an array, there's often a very restricted whitelist of drives supported.
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    Samsung 860 EVO SSD VS SAS HDD

    I'm want to know how much better an SSD is over a SAS HDD? The answer is a lot...endurance isn't really an issue but you need to understand your workload if you're sourcing your own drives and not buying as part of a packaged array.
  5. Announced back in May 2018, NetApp ONTAP 9.4 has officially entered General Availability (GA). It is now available for download at NetApp's ONTAP 9.4 Hits GA
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    Toshiba Delivers Value SAS SSDs

    Just default settings man...I'd argue it's sleazy to force notifications on you. This is just an option if you want it. Don't want, don't turn it on.
  7. Employees aren't being paid. IOUs only go so far.
  8. Can't say I'm too surprised. I'll never forget when in 2015 at VMworld they told me I could not attend their event. LOL...that and refusal to work with us on a review unless they controlled it; bad karma combo for the kill.
  9. The idea of buying an SSD on controller tech flashes me back to 2014. Buy a good drive, controller won't matter. Samsung is probably your friend in this adventure.
  10. We haven't heard anything from end user HDD guys in ages. I can't even recall testing one that wasn't some sort of hybrid abomination for a year or more.
  11. Sorry, what's the rest of the context for your question?
  12. Pretty fun config. I like the mixing of bays, great for higher performance volumes or use a couple 2.5" bays for cache.
  13. That's one of the best things about what we're seeing out of flash arrays. The fears of wearing out SSDs have gone away and now vendors can offer a lower cost option vs the heavily over provisioned drives that have higher endurance. Glad it's working out for you.
  14. The HP t430 Thin Client and HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client is slated for worldwide release in early May 2018 priced at $249 and $849, respectively. Moreover, the HP ThinPro 7 OS will be available in July 2018. HP t430 and mt44 Thin Clients Announced
  15. The performance with DR on didn't really move from the lsat review we did. It's clearly a weak point for Fujitsu. That and the interface could be better. That said, teh performance per $ is pretty darn compelling.