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  2. Intel has taken an interesting path with their 2ndgeneration Xeon processors by tweaking them for specific, abet niche workloads. Speed Select CPUS (Y) are interesting technology, however there is a slight price increase for this capability and it does take a system reboot to have it take affect; it will be interesting to see if the use cases for Speed Select CPUs are strong enough for companies to pay a premium for it and tolerate a reboot needed to switch over from a high core count CPU to a lower core count but faster CPU. Intel’s New Speed Select and Single-Socket Optimized CPUs
  3. Just check the post history... /r/homelabsales
  4. Yes, we could do better to provide context there. It's dissimilar to other attempts in the past.
  5. Maciej Grabowski

    Dell EMC PowerEdge MX7000 Review Discussion

    > The design has no midplane Yes it does, there is midplane in FC / SAS fabric. You know, the one and only fabric you tried to "review".
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  7. seagate_surfer

    Seagate Backup Plus Slim Review Discussion

    Thanks for sharing. Product sheet here for anyone wanting to look it over.
  8. Thanks for sharing. Product sheet here for anyone that wants to look it over.
  9. continuum

    Music NAS storage

    What capacity drives do you currently have? Is upgrading the current drives feasible?
  10. The Dell PowerEdge MX7000 chassis is the next step in the company’s modular server design. This new method moves beyond modular to what Dell EMC calls kinetic. The design has no midplane allow for future technology to be leveraged the day it comes out. With PowerEdge MX7000, users can scale compute and/or storage needs while having future proofing built in. The composable nature of the MX makes it difficult to describe but it has a chassis and several different blades that can be used in different combinations for a give workload or use case. Dell EMC PowerEdge MX7000 Review
  11. The company reported a 16% increase in total bookings year-over-year (YoY). Veeam has been steadily adding about 4,00 new customers a month, bring the total to over 343,000 customers. Veeam’s Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) increased 30 percent YoY, which it attributes to the success of a new unique subscription pricing model for all new Veeam products. The company also suggests that the release of Veeam Availability Suite 9.4 Update 4 was partial responsible for its rapid growth this quarter. Veeam Announces 1Q19 Results
  12. Have an HP Mediasmart HP495 and use it with WHS Ver 1 for music collection streaming (with Squeeze Server), photo and video storage. Have storage with duplication for all on a series of 4 HDD's within the unit. Needing additional storage and now considering the eSata port on the unit. Some pricey units around with 4 bays that will work with port multiplier to extend the storage from the unit. Looking for 2019 advice on options as the last time I looked at this out of simple fancy, Icywork and Mediasonic seemed to be two in the running, albeit it seems Icywork was the more durable and reliable based upon what I read at the time. Many thanks
  13. The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is the latest model in the company's portable drive line. Though we would have liked to see them double the maximum capacity to a 4TB model, the new Slim still has a lot to offer. It features a new woven fabric pattern design (making it one of the more slick-looking drives on the market), comes in three different colors in capacities of 1TB or 2TB and boasts better performance compared to previous generations. The drive leverages USB 3.0 and is bundled with Mylio Create and Adobe Creative Cloud Photography premium memberships. Seagate Backup Plus Slim Review
  14. The Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB Drive, released in Q1 of this year, is the descendant of its 2016 brethren, which bears the same name. The key differences in the newer edition is the addition of the 1-year subscription of Mylio Create, is half the weight, but slightly larger in size (not capacity). Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB Drive Review
  15. Quobyte’s new TensorFlow Filesystem Plug-In runs on Linux systems. Quobyte hopes that the Plug-In will allow older legacy Linux servers to use their technology in machine learning applications. They are claiming that their storage system can be used in all stages of machine learning and provides throughputs of up to 10GB/s to each client. The plug-in integrates with Quobyte to help fully leverage all provisioned system resources by optimizing GPU usage to reduce latency and CPU loading, and Quobyte is claiming it provides up to a 30% boost in throughput for TensorFlow users. Quobyte Adds TenserFlow Support Via Plug-In
  16. The modern workforce is looking much different than in the past. While there are still offices that people “punch in” and work at, it is not abnormal to take your laptop home and continue to work. There are segments of workers that may work in multiple different locations. All the while, these workers are collaborating with others throughout the day. HP is introducing new products to not only power the workers needs but to keep them secure at the same time. HP Announces Sure Sense, New EliteBooks, & Mobile Workstations
  17. The collaboration between Samsung Foundry and its Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem (SAFE) partners enables a “robust design infrastructure” for their 5nm, including the process design kit (PDK), design methodologies (DM), electronic design automation (EDA) tools, and IP. Samsung Foundry has begun offering a 5nm Multi Project Wafer (MPW) service to customers. Samsung 5nm FinFET Process Technology Ready for Customer Samples
  18. Geoquake

    QNAP TS-332X NAS Review Discussion

    Thanks for your reply :). I'm really sorry, but I didn't manage to find it :(. Did you have a link ? Regards,
  19. laporta


    Dear zxcvb, I attach here a copy of DFTview, plus a copy of hidesmart, a C program for Linux written by me, which simply unhides the hidden SMART parameters of IBM/Hitachi disks. It was useful to monitor the parameter 230, the "flying head amplitude". Usually this parameter dropped days before the actual disk crash. It saved me several times. Tested for disks up to 1 TB. ibmhitachi.tar.gz
  20. HP’s ZBook Studio x360 is a hybrid mobile workstation that comes packed with powerful components in a small footprint. Users can choose from Intel Core i9 or Xeon processors, up to 64GB of DDR4 non-ECC SDRAM, up to 2TB of NVMe storage, and up to a NVIDIA Quadro P2000 GPU at top specs. Though the workstation can be outfitted with more cost-effective components and still be powerful. The HP ZBook Studio x360 is ideal for 3D developing, architecture, and design HP ZBook Studio x360 Workstation Review
  21. As a reminder, Intel Optane DC PMEM can be configured either as an extension of memory (Memory Mode) or as a block storage device (App Direct Mode). There's also a hybrid option, that can blend the two. App Direct Mode is really where application vendors can take best advantage of PMEM, it's also the most widely supported mode across operating systems and hypervisors, but it does require an application that understands PMEM. Memory Mode is easiest to implement for the end user, but it's really only effective for those looking for a more economical way to get to a massive memory footprint, typically using all available DIMM slots in a system. Cisco Details Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Pricing
  22. OldComputerGuy

    Toshiba L200

    Doesn't the inconsistent performance of SMR only matter if you're going to be doing a lot of erasing and rewriting like you might do with a RAID setup? SMR drives would be intolerable in that application. If you only plan to write something to your drive once then leave it there pretty much forever it shouldn't be as big of a deal, right?
  23. When looking at performance, we weren’t surprised by how well the drive performed. In BlackMagic, the drive hit 356MB/s read and 267.6MB/s write. In our PC testing we saw 2MB sequential speeds of 384.1MB/s reads and 301.6MB/s writes. For random 2MB the PNY gave us 230.68MB/s read and 51.75MB/s write. With random 4K throughput the PNY was able to hit 2,224 IOPS read and 551.5 IOPS write. Unsurprisingly, this put the PRO Elite at the top of the pack amongst other high-performing flash drives. PNY 1TB PRO Elite USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
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  25. Thanks for sharing. Product sheets on the new products here: LaCie 2big RAID LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle
  26. The WD Blue SN500 is a single-sided NVMe M.2 SSD designed for client PCs, gaming, and embedded applications. While WD’s “Blue” family has been around for a while, the SN500 is the first of the family that utilizes NVMe technology which aims to give a performance increase of up to three times that of the SATA drives. WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD Review
  27. The latest release still offers the previous benefits while bringing new features for edge computing networking and NFV uses cases. Stein brings improvements to both resource management and tracking. Stein also delivers core functionality for Kubernetes users. Kubernetes, unsurprisingly, has become the number one container orchestration framework running on OpenStack. OpenStack Releases 19th Version: Stein
  28. continuum

    Second hard drive

    IDE (PATA) ports can take two hard disks per port, you'd need a suitable cable and make sure the drives are jumpered appropriately as master/slave (or cable select). There also some LBA addressing limits you may need to be aware of, but I believe that chipset is old enough and the drive is small enough (under the 137GB LBA limit) that you should be fine.
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