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  1. Between the two I'd go with what's cheapest Really though, they're quite similar mechanically. The NAS drives have more hours on them globally, may be a better choice from a reliability standpoint.
  2. Recovery in this case will be very expensive, think hundreds of dollars not tens. This is why backups are important.
  3. Heh...good feedback. Will let you know how it goes.
  4. Oh and you may have read this, but I'd be remiss if I didn't plug our latest HCI content that went up yesterday.
  5. I might argue that point To the question at hand, we need to know a lot more about the environment. In many (most?) cases vSAN is going to be less expensive. But if you're heavy on HyperV for instance, then vSAN makes no sense and Nutanix is a better platform. When comparing bids though, may sure you're looking at the all-in licensing pricing over 3 years. You might be surprised how expensive some of these HCI platforms get.
  6. Not a bad idea, I'll look into it. We were going to look at DD VE next from that group, but we may try for a rack unit. The other holdup is that we're about to do an Arcserve unit. We can really only do one appliance at a time as we use it in our environment for testing.
  7. FYI, gn1982 and I talked over email, we're going to try to get something done on this when time allows and we have a NAS that supports it.
  8. The Balcks are higher performing, yes.
  9. I just can't see spending the money on a HDD any longer. I'd much rather see you spend the money on the 850 EVO for instance and use a cloud service to house most of your files. That said, what's the state of cloud services in Iran? Here we have dozens to choose from, not sure what your options are.
  10. I don't think I'd feel good about recommending you pay up for the hybrid. Really depends not eh pricing in Iran. What are your options for HDD, hybrid and SSD (just for reference)?
  11. At this point why not consider an SSD? Unless you're highly budget constrained, that's going to be your best bet.
  12. We don't have anything else right now. They're always going to be a step behind, but good to see more options.
  13. Talking with HGST, they think they're more reliable. They are the only ones who would really know, but take their data with a grain of salt.
  14. I'd still steer you to an SSD paired with cloud storage for whatever won't fit. You'll get another several years out of that notebook I'd bet.
  15. It will work fine, it's just not engineered for that solution and you may run into trouble with support if there's an issue later.
  16. I'd leave it alone and replace when it dies. Not worth the expense of sending it in.
  17. Ouch, not a great ending to the Simplivity story. I wonder if HPE wants that FPGA card for use in other products.
  18. There are several vendors who make Mil Spec SSDs. What they're using I don't know, but it's more of an issue about the need of the application and selecting the right drive, not the other way around.
  19. Can you tell us more about the environment and what it's being used for?
  20. Dear Lord Nick...please don't say that again, LMAO. I'll inquire about a discount for you
  21. So weird to me to see the WD logo on flash products still. I guess this means SanDisk consumer branding is going away. Makes sense probably.
  22. The drive is probably dying. Get data off and RMA if under warranty. Seagate has drive tools you can download as well to analyze it. But first, get any critical data off.
  23. Probably but it's not something we've tested.
  24. I don't have any hands on experience with IBM servers. The one thing though with any server is openness if you want to use a variety of drives or add-ons that may not be on the HCL. Kevin would know more but Dell, HP and Lenovo have been pretty good there, and of course the white box guys like Supermicro. We've been very happy with the Dell and HP servers we have.