Brian

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  1. Brian

    Transfer car HDD

    Did we just get sucked back to 2003?
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    NetApp Storage Training

    Maybe we should sign up
  3. If it were my money I'd not buy anything other than the Samsungs.
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    Transfer car HDD

    Wait, how did it get there in the first place?
  5. There's not any difference I'm aware of, but the economics of tape for that role is still much better.
  6. Hammerspace updated their cloud-native data services to add self-service data recovery and global undelete as well as a slew of other new features. Hammerspace was founded just last year in 2018 and is a software-as-a-service company that focuses on reducing the complexity of adopting hybrid, multi-site, or Kubernetes workflows Hammerspace Adds Global Undelete Service
  7. Today in Seoul, South Korea, Intel held its Memory & Storage day, inviting StorageReview on site. The main focus of the show was for the company to showcase some of the milestones that its Optane technology has been able to hit since it was released. Though, there were a handful of new announcements along the way both for Optane as well as other storage technology including 144-Layer 3D NAND. Intel Memory & Storage Day Comes With Several Announcements
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    Best 1TB+ HDD

    I'd almost rather you hunt for used on eBay or some such so you can get two in a RAID1 pair. Assuming the data is important to you.
  9. Cloudera released three new cloud services as part of the run-up to the release of their much-anticipated Cloudera Data Platform. Cloudera was founded in 2008 as an open-source Apache Hadoop provider and currently provides a variety of data services and software. Cloudera Releases Three New Cloud Services
  10. Today, Dell Technologies announced new PowerProtect DD series appliances. This is a rather curious decision as Dell already has both a PowerProtect appliance line and a DD (Data Domain) appliance line. It would appear that Dell is attempting to merge the two product lines. The Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300 appliance is rebranded to the Dell EMC PowerProtect DD3300 effective today. Dell Announces PowerProtect DD Series Appliances
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    Which of these SSD's are best?

    They're all a bit older, I'd stick with Samsung.
  12. Well, that didn't go well. Not entirely surprising though.
  13. Today Igneous, Inc. announced a new version of its DataProtect, a software only version that writes data directly to any Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 storage (S3, Standard-IA, Glacier, Glacier Deep Archive). Igneous makes the claim that its DataProtect was already the only backup and archive solution architected for the massive scale of unstructured, machine-generated file, and object data. Now, this software only version, will give users a simple and cost-effective strategy for protecting file and object data at scale, directly to any AWS tier of public cloud storage. Igneous Announces DataProtect Backup as-a-Service
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    QNAP Qtier and SSD Cache Review

    We've talked about this several times, the graphs show performance falling back after storage is pressed beyond it's peak performance.
  15. The Intel NUC7CJYS is impressive in build quality and by how much power Intel packed into a computer that sells for such a low price. As it comes as a kit so the purchaser can equip it as they see fit. A system based on the NUC7CJYS could be put together for about $200, and by bargain shopping a usable system could be put together for around $150. The 7CJYS does have a fair amount of connectivity with its 4 external USB ports and 2 HDMI ports, but it is limited as it only supports a single drive, 8GB of RAM and it does not have any PCIe connectivity. We found the 32GB eMMC to be too small to be useful in all but the most limited situations. We replaced the 4GB of RAM with 8GB and added a 480GB SSD drive to the system in order to get a better idea of how performant the system could be when well-equipped. Although not extensively tested we did find that the built-in Wi-Fi worked well. The system has a three-year international limited warranty. Intel NUC Kit NUC7CJYS Review
  16. Details are a little light honestly. I think WD wanted to remind everyone they're working on this crap and will have higher capacity options soon, since they're not at 16TB yet. We won't even see review samples until full scale production in 2020.
  17. Hah, can't really get at these any more without destroying the case. But this is pretty typical. New drives are almost always debuted in external enclosures like this, then get the bare drive treatment. I think they find the external space to be a less risky proving ground for new tech.
  18. Based on the performance of the benchmarks and the ad-hock testing that we performed on the system we feel that it would make a very good mid-range system for a demanding office user that uses typical office applications, does demanding web browsing, and plays streaming videos. The CPU and GPU in the system would work well as mid-range gaming or video and audio system. It should be noted that systems Type-C port gives this system the ability to work with eGFX enclosures. Intel NUC 8 Mainstream Kit (NUC8i7BEH) Review
  19. You don’t need to have a massive media library or even a home lab that makes your dread your power bill every month to appreciate a fast network connection. The technology has finally dipped into the affordable range for many of us. If you are interested in experimenting with virtualization, iSCSI block storage, editing or even moving your gaming collection off your main drive – a high bandwidth connection to your other machines or servers just makes sense. We used a lot of QNAP gear in this project, there are of course other options. The ease of use and cost of the components used here though made for a great and cost effetive experience. How To: Affordable 10Gb Ethernet
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    HyperX Releases FURY DDR4 RGB

    I'm either excited or sad for the day when server RAM has lights on it.
  21. Probably SSDs will come, but they're still expensive and for the large block sequential type workloads most of these do, HDDs still are pretty respectable. I see these Lacie drives all over the place, especially in tech-havens like SanFran. They still hold a lot of mindshare with creative pros.
  22. Seagate has released its largest HDD, 16TB, with the Seagate Exos X16. A 3.5” form factor, the Exos X16 is stated to supply up to a third more petabytes per rack compared to 12TB drives, making it ideal for hyperscale applications/cloud data centers, scale-out data centers, Big Data applications, and distributed files systems such as Hadoop and Ceph. Seagate leverages a helium sealed construction to not only help hit the higher capacity, but to lower power costs as well as lower weight being sealed versus screwed shut (a small amount adds up in a rack). The drive comes with a 5-year limited warranty. Seagate Exos X16 16TB HDD Review
  23. Looking into that power spec issue. From the looks of it, many more 2230 drives are coming to the market in the next year or so.
  24. Maybe I'm being dense, but not following. You want to plug it into the dock and backup only while docked?