storage

  1. C

    Drobo sized 4/5 bay DAS that doesn’t suck?

    I got a drobo 4 bay USB3 unit some time ago pretty cheap as busted doa unit (spoiler it isn’t broke) got my monies worth but, BOY is it slow. i have 2x 12tb SeaGate irons wolfs and some mismatched WD purples 4/5TBs. i do have 2 WD 10TB drives sitting around. none of my stuff matches. However i...
  2. Zarathustra[H]

    Does NUMA Matter when Installing SAS HBA's, NVME drives and other expansion in MP systems?

    Hey all, I have a dual socket server board (Supermicro X9DRI-F and two Xeon E5-2650v2's). As I was installing a few SAS HBA's, a 10GB Ethernet card and preparing for future NVME drives, it struck me. Each of the PCIe slots is labeled with which CPU the lanes are attached to. Two slots (16x...
  3. cageymaru

    Lexar NM600 M.2 2280 NVMe 480GB SSD Is $72

    Amazon has the Lexar NM600 M.2 2280 NVMe 480GB Solid-State Drive (LNM600-480RBNA) for $72. Also there is a Lexar NS100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) Solid-State Drive 480GB for $45. Saw it over on PCPer.
  4. postcd

    Anyone knows about SW solution to encrypted multi HDD storage with deduplication?

    Hello, i want to speak up about my problem i am long time thinking about and unable to solve despite of searching and also asking on other sites. Sumary is in the title of this page. Currently i am having Windows system that i do not want to leave. I need to store around 7TB of data and...
  5. Axdrenalin

    ASUS VivoBook Laptop m.2 swap

    I'm interested in picking one of these ASUS laptops up for my youngest son who is entering high school next year. My first line of thinking is to upgrade the 128GB m.2 drive with a higher capacity, but don't know how easy it is to get to, so I was wondering if anyone here on the [H] has any...
  6. cageymaru

    Western Digital Launches Budget WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD

    Western Digital has announced its new WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD product line that features budget friendly offerings. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in the U.S. is $54.99 USD for 250GB (model number: WDS250G1B0C) and $77.99 USD for 500GB (model number: WDS500G1B0C). The drives...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    New MicroSD Standard Comes with PCIe and NVMe

    The SD Association just announced a new microSD standard that should dramatically speed up the flash memory cards. MicroSD Express, as they call it, uses a single lane of PCIe 3.1 and the NVMe 1.3 protocol to hit transfer speeds of up to 985MB/s. While your average consumer NVMe SSD eats far...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Backblaze Analyzes SSD Reliability

    BackBlaze regularly posts failure rates for their substantial collection of hard drives, and according to the results they published just a month ago, they have over 100,000 of them to test. But as we've recently noted, flash memory prices are dropping like a rock, hence solid state drives are...
  9. T

    tim's Ncase M1 build - help needed

    Hello, I need a few suggestions for this upcoming build. I intend to build this as soon as I get the Ncase M1 case (Mid March). Prices are listed CAD including 12% tax, as I live in Vancouver, BC. Already owned parts include the EVGA 1080 Hybrid, an ADATA 512 GB 2.5" SSD and a shucked 8TB 3.5"...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Says Phones with 1TB of Flash are Coming Soon

    Today, Samsung announced that smartphones with 1TB of flash storage are just over the horizon. While smaller companies like Smartisan have technically have technically beaten Samsung to the punch, the Korean tech giant says their fifth generation V-NAND now allows them to cram 1TB of storage...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Lexar Launches 1TB SD Card

    At CES 2019, Lexar launched what appears to be the world's first 1TB SD card. There are a few suspiciously cheap "1TB" SD Cards on Amazon and other e-tailers, but they're almost certainly fakes, and the 1TB SD Card that SanDisk announced in 2016 ended up being vaporware. Lexar notes that they...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Future Windows 10 Builds Will Reserve Storage and Tabulate It

    According to a recent Microsoft TechNet blog post, future versions of Windows 10 will automatically set aside several gigabytes of storage for updates and other Windows-related features. The post says that the reserved space will shrink the apparent size of regular, user accessible disk space...
  13. Cerulean

    PCI-E SATA controller with hot swap support for 8x SATA drives?

    Hello! I am looking for a good PCI-E SATA controller that supports hot swap for up to 8x SATA drives. I need something for two of these 4x 2.5" 5.25" drive bays (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q5T3H8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1).
  14. dvsman

    Online storage question - must be windows / newb friendly?

    I'm looking for a cheap / free way to share files with my folks / family overseas. I normally use Onedrive (I'm running the Office 365 1TB package) and Google Drive (Free version) - but I don't want to tie the files to my personal accounts in case something happens to me / them. Also the reason...
  15. GDI Lord

    NVME Storage Options for a Mobo with No M.2 Slot

    Hi What options are available to people with motherboards like mine, an MSI B150M Mortar, that doesn't have an M.2 Slot for storage? I'm currently running Win10 from a 500GB Samsung 750 EVO as my C:. I'm very happy with it, I'm just curious as to future upgrade paths. Broadly: What PCIe NVME...
  16. K

    Optane Memory - Is it for you? <Opinion/Review>

    Over the last month or so, as a result of a thread on the Optane 900p, I have been experimenting with Optane memory and Primocache. What was established in the thread was that Optane has very low latency and high performance for low queue depth loads- which generally means that for desktop...
  17. R

    Micron and Intel Develop 3rd Generation 3D NAND

    Via a post on their newsroom, Intel has announced today that in partnership with Micron, they have developed a new 3rd generation of NAND flash. The new chips are the world's first with 4Tb - 4bits/cell dies in 64 layers, and upcoming 96 layers. The 64 layer 4bits/cell die coming in at 1Tb...
  18. Pieter3dnow

    Seems that StoreMI is not that bad nice X470 perk

    Very interesting conclusion.
  19. DooKey

    Proton Batteries May be the Future for Home and Grid Storage of Power

    Scientists at RMIT University in Melbourne have developed a prototype battery that uses carbon instead of lithium. What makes this interesting is the battery is kind of like a hydrogen fuel cell and a chemical battery. The proton part comes from water splitting when it's charged and the...
  20. R

    Apple Confirms It Uses Google's Cloud for iCloud

    In a report from CNBC, a file on Apple's website called the iOS Security Guide confirms that it is relying on Google's public cloud for storage for iCloud Services. Previous versions of the guide had stated that Apple was relying on Amazon Web Services, as well as Microsoft Azure for data...
  21. R

    Micron Working On QLC Flash Storage

    In a report from The Register, Micron is planning to release quad-level flash cell drives later this year. QLC flash stores 4bits/cell vs TLC flash's 3 meaning a 6TB TLC SSD could become an 8TB QLC SSD using this technology, and start encroaching on the nearline disk market. QLC flash does...
  22. D

    Intel announces Skylake Xeon-D 2100 series processors

    Intel announces Xeon-D 2100 series processors Manufacturing Process: Intel’s optimized 14nm process technology featuring Intel’s Mesh Architecture Maximum Core Count Supported: Up to 18 Maximum Base Frequency Supported: up to 2.2 GHz Maximum Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0 Frequency Supported...
  23. R

    Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017

    Backup company Backblaze has released it's hard drive data from 2017. During Q3 and Q4 Backblaze removed nearly all the 3TB drives it had in service, and began installing 10TB and 12TB drives in their place. One thing that has been true year after year, HGST drives are pretty reliable. I look...
  24. L

    Local BTC Storage, Desktop Wallet, Need Advice

    Hey guys, I could use some advice with respect to local (home PC) "storage" of BTC. Background: I'm relatively new to cryptocurrency production and transactions. As a Folding@Home enthusiast, I've been folding for 16 years. I joined the Foldingcoin and Curecoin awarding teams just this summer...
  25. Norithar

    Looking For Direct Attached Storage Recommendations

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  26. X

    Enabling an MD1220 with an R430 Server

    Hi all, This is a quick turnaround item for me and I am not a storage guy, so I was hoping someone can help me out with this. We have a Dell R430 server and an MD1220 storage array. We are looking to purchase a SAS card and cables to enable the two to talk. The MD1220 is 6GBps SAS. I can't...
  27. D

    Need help in organizing and making accessible 20 hard drives

    I am looking for a solution to an issue ... TL;DR: I have 20 hard drives full of various data, often not connected to any device, just laying around, and I need a solution to organize data on them, make that data accessible, and organize a back up solution to that data. And ideally I want...
  28. B

    Advice & guidance on Render/Video Editing Server + Workstation (10Gbe workflow)

    (Long, robust & complex Video/Rendering thread, sorry in advance!) - Repost from Tom's as well; Hello everyone, thanks in advance for your help! I just build my dream office at home and went for the gusto with upgrading my 5 yo media server too. Ive not got an abundance of storage drives + RAID...
  29. C

    960 EVO NVME + 850 EVO SATA: Where to Install OS vs. Games?

    New system build about to happen. This one is kind of special: first AMD build since my 1400MHz Thunderbird build in 1999, so we're splurging [yes, 1800X is a waste of money] due to nostalgia. Specs: Ryzen 1800X (OCed to whatever I can get long-term stable @ ~1.35) on water 32GB Trident Z RGB...
  30. Zarathustra[H]

    Why PC Game Downloads are so Big

    PC Gamer has an article up today looking into why on earth our game downloads keep getting so damned large. They blame things like uncompressed audio for 17 languages when you only need one, having to download alternate 4k textures even if you'll only ever play at 1080p, and forcing you to...
  31. Zarathustra[H]

    Netgear ReadyNAS 4312X Review: Slick 2U Storage

    Here's one for those of you who hang out in the Server/Storage/VM sections of our forums. Servethehome has a review up for Netgear's new ReadyNAS 4312X, and it looks like they like it. It's tough to blame them. Relatively low cost, 10G NIC's, and lots of upgrade flexibility make this one a...
  32. 3WAYsplit

    Is 500GB SSD too much for Win10, Drivers, Antivirus, etc..

    Would a system with either of these storage setups be overkill? SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SSD (Win10, Drivers, Antivirus..) Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000 4TB (Media, Games, etc..) or SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SSD (Win10, Drivers, Antivirus..) SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SSD...
  33. J

    Recommend me new Harddisk for Media Server

    Im in the process of buying a new HDD 3/4 TB for my HTPC/ media server, not for OS. WD 3 TB either in Blue or Red seems to fit bill, but im unsure which of them is best in this scenario. My understanding is that blue is for home use and faster while the Red is meant for NAS and Raid. However...
  34. I

    [Beta] Diskovery: data storage inspection tool

    Hey everyone, I'm looking for some honest feedback about our new project. Just a quick intro, I'm Alex from Pipemetrics, a little startup in Switzerland making high quality software for Windows. We just put out a beta for our latest project Diskovery, a data storage inspection tool for...
  35. I

    best software for data backups?

    for those who do data backups instead of full system backups, what software are you using, what's your setup & workflow like and what features are most important to you?
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