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  1. Brian

    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB Review

    Pretty impressive drive, makes me look forward to what comes next in the Pro line.
  2. Huh, that's interesting. It's been ages since we've seen WD product. They stopped sending us review samples because we test too hard.
  3. QNAP is doing some very cool engineering, love this little guy. Or think I do, haven't seen it in person yet.
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    8big raid - st3000dm001 barracuda compatible

    I've not replaced drives in LaCie units before, but yeah, you should be able to replace with same HDD.
  5. Thankfully our users are smart enough to know we wouldn't send an HDD tool executable.
  6. Yes, we're still dealing with it right now, someone broke in and did bad crap.
  7. Those aren't sealed drives, the helium drives are flatter on top. Never seen the white labels, maybe an OEM drive?
  8. It's because this is Lexar, well the new Lexar not Micron Lexar. We haven't worked very closely with them since the acquisition.
  9. 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.
  10. It is kind of funny that Toshiba on HDD was at least a year behind and whoosh, game on.
  11. 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)
  12. 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.
  13. I believe they're trying to tighten the build down for pretty specific uses.
  14. Incidentally Synology has native apps for Samsung TVs that work pretty well.
  15. We're working on ours as well. The ZET is not the same as Optane, so yes, it will be slower.
  16. They're definitely making progress, no doubt. It's just hard going up against the vertically integrated solutions from a cost and performance standpoint.
  17. 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.
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    14TB performance reviews

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

    I've never looked that closely before honestly. What environment is this in?
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    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.
  21. We're working to get both of these drives in for review.
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    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.
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    Affordable & reliable RAID 1 controller

    Like send you one from a pile we have. Send us a note,
  24. We haven't seen new Toshiba drives in a little while. Working on it...