Brian

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  1. That's just an SSD. You can put whatever you want in there that's SATA to replace the M550.
  2. Built to take a beating, the PowerEdge XR2 replaces the PowerEdge R420xr, and like the rest of the 14G line, it brings more performance, security, and management features. Dell EMC Announces A Rugged Version Of its 14G PowerEdge Servers
  3. We're expecting a vSAN config with Optane soon. Hopefully we'll have time to borrow a drive for a little more of a shakedown.
  4. Brian

    Affordable 10TB drives availability?

    Depends what you want but a lot of people in your position are buying WD externals and "shucking." Just yank the drives and toss the rest. Many times these are cheaper than the drives would be otherwise.
  5. The TS-x77 series includes models with AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (8-cores/16-threads) and AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (6-cores/12-threads) processors that support AES-NI encryption acceleration. It also features up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, two M.2 SATA 6 GB/s SSD for cache acceleration or high-performance storage pools, USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps Type-A and Type-C ports, and three PCIe slots for incredible expansion. Supported PCIe devices include a graphics cards, 10GbE/40GbE NICs, PCIe NVMe SSD, USB 3.1 expansion cards, and QM2 cards. QNAP TS-x77 Ryzen-based NAS Solutions Now Available
  6. I'll give Veritas credit, their partnerships have gone way up this year. I'm sure that's a major part of their strategy to not get left behind by the competition.
  7. I think Pure's sustainability problem is more revenue related, but we'll see.
  8. Brian

    Intel Optane 900P vs Samsung 950 PRO

    I concur with this guy ^
  9. We don't measure sound...over the last few years they've all been pretty similar to a naked ear in a home or office environment. Of course you probably have higher standards.
  10. I'll share this with SW and let them provide a proper response.
  11. It could be...we tested it in a house with poor access spots and those went away with the Orbi.
  12. Meh, that sucks. Probably worth working through with Seagate then.
  13. Who told you to upgrade the firmware? HDD firmware very rarely needs to be updated and as you're finding, it's not exactly a walk in the park.
  14. Brian

    12TB performance reviews?

    They won't be, but at least you'll get to see the delta in NAS to that desktop drive we reviewed already.
  15. Brian

    12TB performance reviews?

    We have Ironwolf and Ironwolf Pro 12TB coming maybe this week, but definitely next.
  16. I'm thinking HAMR is too expensive to get reliable and so this is the next best (better?) option. We've talked with the HDD guys for years and they've always complained about the viability of HAMR.
  17. Hah, that's a good point. I think when compared to 12TB available today, 40TB sounds like a large number. But we have SSDs that are 40TB today, so you're right, it's kinda meh.
  18. Regardless of this sub-par performance, the TR200 will certainly offer significantly faster boot-ups and overall responsiveness compared to platter-based systems. Toshiba stresses this fact. However, other budget drives like BX300 outperformed the TR200 in every category--sometimes by a significant margin--all the while featuring an identical price tag. This puts the new Toshiba drive in a tough spot, as it is difficult to recommend as a result. Because the budget SSD market is filled with so many viable options, drives of this class really need to stand out in some way. And though the TR200 does offer better power efficiency than most (i.e. an average of 1.6W during operation activity for the 960GB model), we’re just not sure that’s enough to warrant a purchase until this drive is priced more aggressively than its competitors. Toshiba TR200 SSD Review
  19. Dell Technologies is launching a new IoT division aimed at developing IoT products and services across their entire family. This new division will be lead by Ray O’Farrell, CTO of VMware. The IoT Solutions Division isn’t only focused on internally developed IoT technology; it will also reach out through Dell Technologies’ vast ecosystem helping its customers and partners to deliver complete solutions. Dell Technologies Unveils IoT Strategy, Division, & Solutions
  20. When plugged in, the new Arlo security cameras have the ability to detect motion and start recording video even faster. Additionally, the new “Look Back” pre-recording feature will be made available, allowing video moments to be captured even before motion activity is detected. This functionality creates a video recording with three extra seconds of footage before the triggered event so you can get a better story of what actually happened. In addition, the Arlo Pro 2 has a new smart arm/disarm scheduling capability so the cameras can be active based on your schedule or location. Netgear Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Security Cameras Now Available
  21. It doesn't matter really...unless you're daisy chaining a ton of devices together.
  22. Brian

    Largest 2.5" 12.5mm PMR drive?

    I think 2TB is the top at the moment.
  23. Brian

    Storage Spaces vs unRAID

    Did you consider just buying a NAS?
  24. Toshiba is going to need to produce sealed drives soon, but yeah, it's good to see them coming along.