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  1. Yes indeed. We may be getting closer to working with SM too, we will see...
  2. The bigger question is who's going to use it. There's definitely room for more players to get serious about SSDs, but with Samsung, Intel, Toshiba, etc. dominating, it's hard to see a lot of room left for the smaller brands to play. It's just too expensive if you can't be buying in volume.
  3. AWS Storage Gateway has been available through both the AWS Management Console and as a VM for some time. Amazon is now offering this proven service as a physical hardware appliance as well for the US East (Northern Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon) and US West (Northern California) AWS regions. The hardware appliance can be set up in only a few minutes; a major convenience that might make Storage Gateway easier to use for teams that have a hard time finding the resources to set it up previously. Amazon Offers Rack Server Preloaded with AWS Storage Gateway
  4. It's a fair suggestion. Thankfully we've added some resources here so hopefully we can do better across the board.
  5. No, this one specifically they asked for that due to the gaming focus. It's really just a usability segment anyway. Are you wondering if games would feel slower on the others?
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    14TB performance reviews

    First set is done testing, second set should finish this weekend.
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    14TB performance reviews

    We have a few reviews in process...been a while since we did a hard drive review.
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    Toshiba L200

    We only have the 660p at the moment. Reworking the test plan too, industry pushback on the 5% test area. They want to see some 1% tests that are more gentle on the cache and perhaps more indicative of light consumer workloads.
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    Samsung 860 EVO SSD VS SAS HDD

    The problem is the vendors get grumpy with us when we start looking at that as they're not really supported and most consumer drives will do poorly in enterprise workloads. The cost delta between high end consumer and cheap SATA enterprise has also closed.
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    Toshiba L200

    QLC is going to close the gap further. There should be 3 QLC SSDs launched very soon. Might even have some in the lab
  11. Expecting a good set in for review soon as well FYI.
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    Toshiba L200

    I mean maybe...but how much of the world really cares about dense 2.5" HDDs any more? I know some do, especially in 2-bay workstations, but it's shrinking.
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    Toshiba L200

    We can ask, haven't heard from Toshiba HDD in ages...
  14. We had a drive failure and it took a while to get a replacement. We're testing right now.
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    Seagate BarraCuda SSD Announced

    Who knows...Seagate and WD for that matter really need to put together a coherent flash strategy. But with very good options especially in the end user space, unless these drives are cheap, there's really no reason to even consider them.
  16. Alerts maybe, but the drives should still work for a JBOD. If an array, there's often a very restricted whitelist of drives supported.
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    Samsung 860 EVO SSD VS SAS HDD

    I'm want to know how much better an SSD is over a SAS HDD? The answer is a lot...endurance isn't really an issue but you need to understand your workload if you're sourcing your own drives and not buying as part of a packaged array.
  18. Announced back in May 2018, NetApp ONTAP 9.4 has officially entered General Availability (GA). It is now available for download at NetApp's ONTAP 9.4 Hits GA
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    Toshiba Delivers Value SAS SSDs

    Just default settings man...I'd argue it's sleazy to force notifications on you. This is just an option if you want it. Don't want, don't turn it on.
  20. Employees aren't being paid. IOUs only go so far.
  21. Can't say I'm too surprised. I'll never forget when in 2015 at VMworld they told me I could not attend their event. LOL...that and refusal to work with us on a review unless they controlled it; bad karma combo for the kill.
  22. The idea of buying an SSD on controller tech flashes me back to 2014. Buy a good drive, controller won't matter. Samsung is probably your friend in this adventure.
  23. We haven't heard anything from end user HDD guys in ages. I can't even recall testing one that wasn't some sort of hybrid abomination for a year or more.
  24. Today Mesosphere launched a beta of Kubernetes on its DC/OS. This beta will provide customers with a platform for running both stateless and stateful services with a common set of security, maintenance, and management tools. The company is also releasing the latest version of DC/OS, version 1.10. This version adds capabilities making it more secure, resilient, and a high-performance platform to power containerized applications and data services. Mesosphere Launches Kubernetes Beta On DC/OS 1.10
  25. Sorry, what's the rest of the context for your question?