Brian

Admin
  • Content Count

    6610
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    95

Brian last won the day on January 19

Brian had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

157 Excellent

About Brian

  • Rank
    SR Admin

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.storagereview.com
  • ICQ
    0

Profile Information

  • Location
    Cincinnati, OH

Recent Profile Visitors

32868 profile views
  1. Brian

    QNAP Qtier and SSD Cache Review

    We've talked about this several times, the graphs show performance falling back after storage is pressed beyond it's peak performance.
  2. Details are a little light honestly. I think WD wanted to remind everyone they're working on this crap and will have higher capacity options soon, since they're not at 16TB yet. We won't even see review samples until full scale production in 2020.
  3. Hah, can't really get at these any more without destroying the case. But this is pretty typical. New drives are almost always debuted in external enclosures like this, then get the bare drive treatment. I think they find the external space to be a less risky proving ground for new tech.
  4. Brian

    HyperX Releases FURY DDR4 RGB

    I'm either excited or sad for the day when server RAM has lights on it.
  5. You don’t need to have a massive media library or even a home lab that makes your dread your power bill every month to appreciate a fast network connection. The technology has finally dipped into the affordable range for many of us. If you are interested in experimenting with virtualization, iSCSI block storage, editing or even moving your gaming collection off your main drive – a high bandwidth connection to your other machines or servers just makes sense. We used a lot of QNAP gear in this project, there are of course other options. The ease of use and cost of the components used here though made for a great and cost effetive experience. How To: Affordable 10Gb Ethernet
  6. Probably SSDs will come, but they're still expensive and for the large block sequential type workloads most of these do, HDDs still are pretty respectable. I see these Lacie drives all over the place, especially in tech-havens like SanFran. They still hold a lot of mindshare with creative pros.
  7. Seagate has released its largest HDD, 16TB, with the Seagate Exos X16. A 3.5” form factor, the Exos X16 is stated to supply up to a third more petabytes per rack compared to 12TB drives, making it ideal for hyperscale applications/cloud data centers, scale-out data centers, Big Data applications, and distributed files systems such as Hadoop and Ceph. Seagate leverages a helium sealed construction to not only help hit the higher capacity, but to lower power costs as well as lower weight being sealed versus screwed shut (a small amount adds up in a rack). The drive comes with a 5-year limited warranty. Seagate Exos X16 16TB HDD Review
  8. Looking into that power spec issue. From the looks of it, many more 2230 drives are coming to the market in the next year or so.
  9. Maybe I'm being dense, but not following. You want to plug it into the dock and backup only while docked?
  10. There are a lot of good sellers on eBay and plenty of used server parts websites.
  11. For performance the drive had sequential 2MB speeds of 322MB/s read and 299MB/s write and random speeds of 303.6MB/s read and 273.4MB/s write. With 4K throughput the drive had 3,784 IOPS read and 6,455 IOPS write. For usability, the app is fairly intuitive and easy to use. If you need your data secure it is nice to have the extra steps between the data and someone that wants it for nefarious reasons. SecureData SecureDrive BT External Drive Review
  12. Wow, HyperFlex...haven't seen that recommended in a very long time. Cisco won't even brief us on it any more. Not sure what's going on with that one. Do you have hands on usage with it?
  13. QNAP has launched its newest network-attached storage (NAS) appliance, the ES1686dc. QNAP was founded in 2004 in Taiwan and primarily provides network-attached storage (NAS) appliances. The ES1686dc features dual active controllers with Intel Xeon Processors. Each controller has four 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports, eight RDIMM slots for up to 512 GB memory, two M.2 SSD slots for configuring SSD caching, and scalable design for up to 1 PB storage capacity. QNAP ES1686dc NAS Released
  14. NetApp is surely jacked about this...recognition that you don't have to scale compute and storage together to still be HCI.