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  1. It may be the solution to protect the NAND, like the hybrid drives of years past. For more end users, this should be a very good drive that's not terribly expensive.
  2. It is kind of funny that Toshiba on HDD was at least a year behind and whoosh, game on.
  3. The LaCie d2 Professional gave decent performance for external spinning media and offers massive capacity in a small footprint. Creative professionals that crave a lot of capacity in a slick looking box can't go wrong with the LaCie d2 Professional. LaCie d2 Professional Review (10TB)
  4. It's TLC from what I recall. Pricing is an issue...ultimately NVMe SSDs will get faster and we'll view this as a transition period I think. Optane is fundamentally different though and it remains to be seen if they can get capacities up. There's also the PMEM issue, and how much speed that enables vs accelerating at the storage drive layer. Fun times.
  5. I believe they're trying to tighten the build down for pretty specific uses.
  6. Incidentally Synology has native apps for Samsung TVs that work pretty well.
  7. We're working on ours as well. The ZET is not the same as Optane, so yes, it will be slower.
  8. They're definitely making progress, no doubt. It's just hard going up against the vertically integrated solutions from a cost and performance standpoint.
  9. We could ask Dell EMC if you would like to get their read on it, but usually it's pretty close. We don't test for that specifically.
  10. Brian

    14TB performance reviews

    I think we're expecting Exos in soon for review, not sure on capacity and quantity yet.
  11. Brian

    Spin time question

    I've never looked that closely before honestly. What environment is this in?
  12. Brian

    Seagate Achieves 16TB HAMR HDD

    It's a start for sure, there's going to be a density play for 3.5" HDDs for some time still.
  13. We're working to get both of these drives in for review.
  14. Brian

    Seagate 2tb hardrive not all.

    It saddens me that we still get posts like this. One location on any media is not a sufficient backup.
  15. Brian

    Affordable & reliable RAID 1 controller

    Like send you one from a pile we have. Send us a note,
  16. We haven't seen new Toshiba drives in a little while. Working on it...
  17. You're not wrong, but I haven't heard anyone worry about TRIM in years. The drives have become pretty darn reliable. How much data changes on a daily basis or between backups? Two drives means larger workstations, etc. Just wondering what the other logistics are here.
  18. It's fun to see these fanless NAS come out every so often. In-car video recording server!
  19. The testing methodology is a little different, we debated putting the 860 EVO on for instance, but it's apples to apples with a bite missing so we opted not to. You could pull the reviews side by side to compare with the understanding the QLC drives are tested more gently.
  20. Brian

    Affordable & reliable RAID 1 controller

    Is software RAID out of the question here?
  21. Sort of available...most have been sent to channel partners. We're hoping to wiggle one free soon...
  22. We've been using these a while, Kevin has 5-6 of them. Latest sounds like the app has gotten worse since the IPO unfortunately.
  23. Overall the XN5004T offers quite a bit of flexibility and performance in a small NAS. There's only a single SSD slot but QSAN makes the most of it, enabling dedupe, compression and caching, which is a nice inclusion for a 4-bay NAS. Further, the PCIe expansion slot enabled more use-case specific options like 10GbE. QSAN XCubeNAS XN5004T NAS Review