Brian

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  1. 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.
  2. I think Pure's sustainability problem is more revenue related, but we'll see.
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    Intel Optane 900P vs Samsung 950 PRO

    I concur with this guy ^
  4. 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.
  5. I'll share this with SW and let them provide a proper response.
  6. It could be...we tested it in a house with poor access spots and those went away with the Orbi.
  7. Meh, that sucks. Probably worth working through with Seagate then.
  8. 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.
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    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.
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    12TB performance reviews?

    We have Ironwolf and Ironwolf Pro 12TB coming maybe this week, but definitely next.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. It doesn't matter really...unless you're daisy chaining a ton of devices together.
  17. Brian

    Largest 2.5" 12.5mm PMR drive?

    I think 2TB is the top at the moment.
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    Storage Spaces vs unRAID

    Did you consider just buying a NAS?
  19. Toshiba is going to need to produce sealed drives soon, but yeah, it's good to see them coming along.
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    200TB SAN/NAS for feature film

    With that budget, you may consider a white box chassis with Windows Storage Spaces. Probably cheaper than buying a full fledged NAS. We're happy to help you spec it out further if you go that route.
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    New datagrave needed

    In a quantity of one, it won't matter much. I'd buy the cheapest one honestly for your purposes.
  22. The Netstor NA333TB3 is a 16-bay DAS solution that features Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for some pretty speedy performance, as demonstrated above, along with a massive storage pool of up to 160TB. This makes it ideal for businesses and power users that require fast, locally attached storage. Netstor has also made this a highly versatile device, as it supports pretty much all brands and models of RAID cards. The extra PCIe slots give users a ton of options to work with as well. Netstor NA333TB3 Thunderbolt DAS Review
  23. We'll see. The MSA 2052 was very strong. We have a Unity in right now but will try to get the new SC from Dell EMC in too for review.
  24. Overall, the HPE MSA 2052 fits into an interesting position in the SMB/midmarket segment. Its price with two SSDs and full licensing is slightly over $10K, where you can then add additional spinning media or flash as needed. While we've tested boxes that can certainly outperform the MSA 2052, nothing comes close in this price bracket. Our configuration with four SSDs will be more expensive, especially when opting for the higher capacity drives. Even in that case, however, the MSA 2052 provides great value when the buyer properly sizes and leverages caching or tiering, backed up by relatively inexpensive HDDs. One day flash will take over, even in entry arrays targeted for the SMB. But today, the cost profile isn't there yet and businesses with more modest needs shouldn't worry about being all flash, as the HPE MSA 2052 delivers a highly capable, functional and cost-effective solution. HPE MSA 2052 SAN Storage Review