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Brian last won the day on August 31 2017

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  1. No, this one specifically they asked for that due to the gaming focus. It's really just a usability segment anyway. Are you wondering if games would feel slower on the others?
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    14TB performance reviews

    First set is done testing, second set should finish this weekend.
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    14TB performance reviews

    We have a few reviews in process...been a while since we did a hard drive review.
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    Toshiba L200

    We only have the 660p at the moment. Reworking the test plan too, industry pushback on the 5% test area. They want to see some 1% tests that are more gentle on the cache and perhaps more indicative of light consumer workloads.
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    Samsung 860 EVO SSD VS SAS HDD

    The problem is the vendors get grumpy with us when we start looking at that as they're not really supported and most consumer drives will do poorly in enterprise workloads. The cost delta between high end consumer and cheap SATA enterprise has also closed.
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    Toshiba L200

    QLC is going to close the gap further. There should be 3 QLC SSDs launched very soon. Might even have some in the lab
  7. Expecting a good set in for review soon as well FYI.
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    Toshiba L200

    I mean maybe...but how much of the world really cares about dense 2.5" HDDs any more? I know some do, especially in 2-bay workstations, but it's shrinking.
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    Toshiba L200

    We can ask, haven't heard from Toshiba HDD in ages...
  10. We had a drive failure and it took a while to get a replacement. We're testing right now.
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    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.
  12. 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.
  14. 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.