Brian

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    Off roader anyone?

    I have a growing appreciation for autocross but not off road per se.
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    Crucial M500 alternative

    We do have an embargo drop on an SSD next week that you may find interesting.
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    HPE MSA 2042 vs NetApp E-2724

    Well, that's the good news though with the hybrid value prop still, even if all the marketing dollars are going into all flash. If you can get a lot of your workload in that small pool of 4x800GB SSDs in the MSA, you're going to be thrilled with that investment. We just want to use the 1.6TB SSDs in the system to show peak controller capabilities. I do wonder if internally the HPE people ever think about what the MSA can do with more flash compared to low-end 3PAR. Different systems and targets, but I think the MSA would put up quite the fight.
  4. The cynic in me says they want to move two units for volume reasons.
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    HPE MSA 2042 vs NetApp E-2724

    We're gathering data now. Adding a larger SSD pool to run some additional tests, but the review is likely to be posted in 2-3 weeks. VMworld next week slows us down some. The early results with just 4x800GB SSDs are very good though. We're impressed with the early results.
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    Cisco To Acquire Springpath

    That's actually not the worst idea. At least more people would take a flyer on it. They claim 1800 HCI customers now, but with vSAN being over 8,000 - probably closer to 10,000 at this point, that's pretty small.
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    Cisco To Acquire Springpath

    I'm sure they're all hoping Cisco does better with this deal than the Whiptail acquisition. Honestly though, $320 million doesn't sound too bad. Unfortunately they haven't wanted to let us review a cluster yet. Not sure if they don't feel it's up to snuff yet or what.
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    10TB WD Black alternative?

    WD took over the helium drives as soon as it was legally possible.
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    10TB WD Black alternative?

    Man, we haven't seen HGST 3.5" drives to review in a while.
  10. It may. The ISP already warned me that the range you gave is full of bad actors...or was at least. If you can me more specific about your IP range I can let them know.
  11. I confirmed that range was blocked for bad behavior prior. The block is being removed but if the malicious activity starts up again, I won't be able to do anything about it.
  12. We don't manually block IPs. Our ISP could have your I on a list perhaps. PM the IP to me and I'll ask.
  13. QoS was always the hook that people liked early on with SolidFire. Glad it's working out for you. I know there's a lot of early interest in the HCI version. We may end up starting there with them. We'll see...
  14. I'm glad you asked We're talking right now about what's next and SolidFire is definitely on the list of reviews we're discussing.
  15. For which, the 64TB? Nah, it's going to be much more, I'd guess $125k. These aren't client drive economics.
  16. We don't typically run the same set of benchmarks on client drives, not sure anyone is cross shipping an expensive SAS drive with the 960 Pro for instance.
  17. The Toshiba PX04S are 2.5” enterprise SAS SSDs that provide massive performance and enough different models to suit most use cases. The mid-endurance model we tested showed chart-topping performance throughout, setting a new watermark for SAS SSDs. Toshiba PX04S Enterprise SSD Review
  18. What we hear is that SATA isn't worth investing in and most vendors see it going away entirely in the client space first, within the next year or two. NVMe will be the clear leader in all new client systems going forward. This includes to a lesser extent IoT devices as well. On the enterprise side, we'll probably see the same thing on a slightly slower cadence.
  19. This is an interesting concept and surprisingly to me, that article got a ton of reads. Acceleration cards have a checkered past though, pretty difficult to get just right, especially for a mass audience.
  20. The HDD economics are swinging the wrong way. We're already seeing Seagate starting to fall, will be interesting to see what happens in the HDD space the next year or two. Move will primarily be toward 3.5" capacity...but even that is a long term loser.
  21. Some people like it I think for the bandwidth that ca pass through if you daisy chain a bunch of crap together. But yes, for this use, TB3 doesn't do a lot to help.
  22. The demand is outstripping supply at the moment...well, really for the last 18 months or so. All the suppliers and buyers are saying the same thing. There's just not enough NAND production to go around. These die changes are critical to being able to hit the capacity targets the market expects.
  23. The Seagate 1200 enterprise SSD performed well in database application benchmarks and demonstrates Seagate's ability to manufacture and distribute a competent enterprise SSD. Seagate 1200 Enterprise SSD Review
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    HPE MSA 2042 vs NetApp E-2724

    Yes, MSA has that goodness. Our system is coming with 2 SSDs installed and a second set of 2 we can add if we want to test with a little more flash. We're pretty excited to see the new controllers, the last set was good, so not sure how much improvement there will be...we'll see. For an entry storage box, it's pretty hard to beat MSA, especially if you're getting a nice price