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  1. Based on the performance of the benchmarks and the ad-hock testing that we performed on the system we feel that it would make a very good mid-range system for a demanding office user that uses typical office applications, does demanding web browsing, and plays streaming videos. The CPU and GPU in the system would work well as mid-range gaming or video and audio system. It should be noted that systems Type-C port gives this system the ability to work with eGFX enclosures. Intel NUC 8 Mainstream Kit (NUC8i7BEH) Review
  2. Kingston is putting together some pretty good drives in their SATA family. Nice to see...what should be relatively easy apparently is not.
  3. You're after something a little different...I do know someone worth your follow though -
  4. I hate to say it, but this is why most end users really need to think harder about data protection. This kind of problem shouldn't happen. But is has...maybe you have someone local to you that can repair the connector? Is the connector soldered on on that one? I can't remember what WD was doing at the time.
  5. It's my understanding that for this application those numbers aren't really relevant. So long as they're hitting under a millisecond, the system is happy and delivering enough performance.
  6. This week NetApp released the AFF C190 all flash storage array. Targeted at the needs of SMBs, the AFF C190 is designed to be a partner-led offering that enables NetApp to be more competitive down market where their exisiting storage arrays for the midmarket, like the A200 and A300, are simply too much. The NetApp AFF C190 runs on NetApp ONTAP software, meaning smaller organizations will have access to enterprise-class data services, hybrid cloud support, and data reduction technologies, which provides critical value for all-flash arrays. NetApp AFF C190 All-Flash Storage Array
  7. This is one really good use case for PMEM, we're pretty excited to have been able to do this testing.
  8. Well that's the thing, if you look at the IO patterns of a heavy web user, it starts to look really random really fast. The browser alerts are becoming more frequent too of "This tab is using a lot of system stinker man...close it or else!"
  9. For sure...we have a set of Exos coming in for review and hopefully get the 16TB NAS drives as well. Not that we're expecting a big performance change, but it's always fun to get a heavy box in the lab from Seagate.
  10. It comes form the enterprise side of the house, basically a Nytro drive. So I'd expect better components and specs here when compared to client drives.
  11. Wow that's a pretty big hit taken by HPE. Also wonder when Inspur makes a serious effort in the US.
  12. Phison is definitely making the most noise. I wasn't there, let me see if Marshall knows...
  13. Nice, good to see it's working better for you.
  14. Atrust is putting out some good units. Though Dell WYSE and HP clearly dominate the thin client market, it's great to see alternatives from these guys, IGEL, etc.