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  1. 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.
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    12TB performance reviews?

    We have Ironwolf and Ironwolf Pro 12TB coming maybe this week, but definitely next.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. It doesn't matter really...unless you're daisy chaining a ton of devices together.
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    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?
  11. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Synology has announced a slate of a new XS/Plus/Value-Series DiskStation NAS solutions, which is comprised of the DS3018xs, Synology’s first 6-bay tower NAS with optional 10GbE and NVMe SATA SSD support; the DS918+, DS718+ and DS218+, which are designed for intensive daily workloads; and the DS418, which features optimized 4K online transcoding capability. Also announced is a brand-new lineup of surveillance products, including NVR1218, an all-in-one, standalone surveillance solution; and the VS960HD, a compact surveillance monitoring and management device. Synology Announces a Slate of new XS/Plus/Value-Series DiskStations and Surveillance Products
  18. Vexata is all about eliminating I/O bottlenecks and letting business applications realize high performance and scale by leveraging the latest flash technology such as NVMe Flash and now 3D XPoint SSDs. This is achieved through the company’s patent pending operating system, VX-OS. This performance would be especially beneficial to database and analytics platforms such as Oracle, SAS, SQL Server and emerging NoSQL and cognitive computing platforms. Vexata states that optimal performance can be hit across large active data sets, without application re-writes or infrastructure re-architecture. Vexata Comes Out Of Stealth & Launches Its Active Data Fabric
  19. U.2 I assume. The other form factors make a lot less sense from a support perspective.
  20. From a design perspective, HPE has done well to double-stack the SSDs get get to the 24-drive density of 2.5" drives in 1U. The NVMe drives offered are 1.92TB Samsung PM963 SSDs, while the optional dual SATA drives are 1.92TB Samsung SM863a SSDs. In the eight DIMM slots, HPE supports 16GB, 32GB and 64GB modules. The chassis supports a single CPU, in this case an EPYC 7351P or 7601. HPE Cloudline CL3150 Launched
  21. The SE730H is also built to last' this tough little enclosure features IP68 dust and waterproofing (ADATA indicates it can withstand an hour in 1.5m of water), as well as military-spec shock proofing and MIL-STD-810G 516.6 impact resistance to protect against accidental drops. Using its USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) interface via a reversible Type-C connector, ADATA quotes the SE730H to deliver 500MB/s for both read and write activity. ADATA SE730H Portable SSD Review
  22. The new R-Series SSD solution is a rugged portable device, as it has an International Protection Rating of 67 (IP67) for water and dust resistance as well as the ability to withstand up to a 3-meter drop on a carpeted concrete floor and 1000 lbs of pressure. Ranging in capacities up to 2TB, the new G-DRIVE mobile SSD R-Series is lightweight in design and can easily fit into a pocket. WD Announces New G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile SSD R-Series; New SDK for G-RACK 12
  23. Western Digital has announced the expansion of its WD Gold hard drive family with a new massive 12TB model. Designed to address demanding enterprise workloads, the 12TB WD Gold will provide a significant increase in storage density for a range of enterprise and cloud storage applications. WD Gold 12TB Model Now Available
  24. For editing, you're not going to get a lot form an SSD, though keeping it as the system drive and for your editing applications would make sense. The data on an HDD, not really a big deal. As to which one, in quantities of one, it doesn't much matter. If it were me, I'd go HGST, but everyone has an opinion.