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  2. Is it safe to assume the performance increase will be significantly lower on models populated with HDDs?
  3. If you have or are planning on deploying more than a few VDI clients, you need to use VDI client management software. If you are deploying Dell Wyse thin clients, you should be using WMS to manage them. If you are deploying a large number of VDI clients and/or need VDI client management software that is fully supported, you should use the Pro edition. Additionally, if you need to access WMS from multiple locations inside or outside of your firewall or need to manage over 10,000 devices from a single management pane (or don’t want to bother with an on-premise solution), you should use the cloud version of the Pro edition. Dell Wyse Management Suite Review
  4. With QTS, QNAP calls the TDS-16489U R2 an all-in-one NAS solution, as it can be used as virtualization storage and can host virtual machines and containers to operate diversified application servers. Users can efficiently implement their backup plans via Hybrid Backup Sync, volume/LUN snapshots and virtual machine backups. In addition, IOPS-demanding applications can leverage its SSD caching abilities together with the QTS software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning, allowing for optimized random write speeds and an increased SSD lifespan. QNAP Releases Next-Gen TDS-16489U R2 NAS
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  6. While the 9300 uses the tried and proven 64-layer 3D TLC Micron NAND it delivers capacities up to nearly 16TB. An interesting difference here is that the drive can hit 3.5GB/s in sequential reads and writes, leading to potentially faster data analysis. The 9300 can also hit up to 850K IOPS of throughput. The drive claims average latency of 11μs write and 86μs read. The 9300 can also deliver up to 32 namespaces giving it the ability to handle multi- tenancy deployments in hyperscale data center and cloud infrastructures with ease. Micron Announced 9300 Series NVMe SSDs
  7. An issue that Lightbits Labs sees is the need for fast and massive parallel access to data and an appliance that can support the scale, performance, and high-availability needs of organizations that are undergoing digital transformations. A good example of this and another wrinkle in transforming is the broadening adoption of AI and ML that have leveraged DAS, but their data sets have scaled massively. SuperSSD addresses these issues by virtualizing and managing a large pool of NVMe SSDs with a global flash translation layer (GFTL). The company states that it can ensure efficient storage utilization and wire-speed access to very large data sets. And best of all, SuperSSD can be seamlessly installed on existing network and compute infrastructures. Lightbits Introduces SuperSSD
  8. We were surprised by how much power Intel packed into this small form-factor and low-priced computer. We were also pleased with how easy Dell Wyse Converter was to install and how capable it was as a VDI client. However, the question is, does it make sense to “roll your own” VDI client? The answer, as it is with many questions in IT, is it depends. If you can get a NUC at a good price point or repurpose an existing PC, have access to Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise licenses, then yes—it maymake economic sense to build your own VDI client using Wyse Converter. Dell Wyse Converter On An Intel NUC Review (NUC7CJYS)
  9. Looking to offset the write performance limitations of QLC NAND, Intel has come out with its Optane Memory H10, which combines the technology of Intel Optane Memory (high-performance) and Intel QLC (cost-effective capacity) on a single M.2 SSD. The drive uses the NVMe interface and is supported by 8th and 9th Gen Intel Core CPU-based platforms (or newer). The H10 is aimed at consumers that want the Optane performance bump without giving up capacity or paying a high-performance premium. Its design is very similar to past hybrid storage technologies that paired flash with hard drives, although now it's a combo of low cost, high capacity flash and low capacity, high performance flash. This blended storage product's ultimate goal is to offer a similar quality user experience to a standard SSD, at a lower price while hitting similar capacity points. Intel Optane Memory H10 Review
  10. I've asked for clarity on this as obviously Intel provided both sets of info. Thanks for pointing this out.
  11. Brian

    Music NAS storage

    I didn't even know HP had that product, I had to go look it up. Have you considered going a different route rather than trying to keep the HP alive? I'm just worried a bit about long term support if you keep investing here.
  12. dfudgel

    Install Windows 10 from USB

    Bought a branded new USB, still the same problem
  13. Rasouy

    Install Windows 10 from USB

    Rufus used to be used by a lot of people to burn Windows 10 to USB,i'm one of those people (2 years ago). But now,it seems less useful than it was then. Get a new USB and do it with another burner. More alternatives: https://www.rmprepusb.com/ https://unetbootin.github.io/ https://www.uubyte.com/alternative-to-rufus.html
  14. Beans57

    Music NAS storage

    Hi there . . . . . I'm maxed out on the drives to date . . . . 2 TB each x 4. I haven't given consideration at this point to upgrading from WHS Ver 1 or whether that wouldn't matter because of a limitiation in the HP495 itself (??) . . . my eye has only been on that eSata port and thinking perhaps one of those IcyDock port multiplier friendly bays may be in order . . . I use a Thermaltake Black Duet (or whatever it is called) for external backups of that NAS and it works flawlessly though that eSata port. But it isn't an option for full time NAS HDD use 'and' it doesn't work with two drives simultaneously.
  15. The 8256 in the Intel picture posted in the article is wrong. It's not 24 cores, it's 4. (reference: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/192467/intel-xeon-platinum-8256-processor-16-5m-cache-3-80-ghz.html)
  16. The Elite-X USB 3.1 Gen 1 is portable thumb drive and an overall solid release from PNY. Though it features a very basic design and just a 1-year warranty, it comes in a wide range of capacities as high as a massive 1TB model. PNY Elite-X USB 3.1 Gen 1 Review
  17. USB can be seen by Windows 10 but the drive name not appearing in Rufus, the tool I am using to burn Windows 10 to USB. The USB driver is up to date.
  18. 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
  19. Just check the post history... /r/homelabsales
  20. Yes, we could do better to provide context there. It's dissimilar to other attempts in the past.
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  22. 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".
  23. seagate_surfer

    Seagate Backup Plus Slim Review Discussion

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

    Music NAS storage

    What capacity drives do you currently have? Is upgrading the current drives feasible?
  26. 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
  27. 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
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