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Storage Hardware - Article Archives - Page 1

SSD vs HDD

December 04, 2018 |

The differences between SSD and HDD involve price, performance and durability, all based on the underlying technology of these two storage mediums.

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SRAM vs. DRAM

November 02, 2018 |

While both static RAM (SRAM) and dynamic RAM (DRAM) are fundamental RAM types, they carry key differences that allow them to best perform different tasks.

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Best SSD Buying Guide: Best and Fastest SSDs

October 31, 2018 |

What is the best solid state drive on the market? What is the fastest SSD? What is the best buy SSD? We answer these complex questions this buying guide.

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Best SSD for the Money: Seagate Barracuda - Product Overview and Insight

October 30, 2018 |

Upgrading HDDs or older SSDs to the cost effective Seagate Barracuda can improve the efficiency of data processing and retrieval. It boots in seconds, allowing instant access to data and applications.

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Fastest PCIe SSD: Western Digital SN720 – Product Overview and Insight

October 30, 2018 |

The new Western Digital NVMe client architecture and product portfolio enables manufacturers of IoT devices, computing devices, embedded PCs and servers to capture and transform massive quantities of data in real-time.

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Best PCIe SSD: Intel Optane SSD DC 4800X Series - Product Overview and Insight

October 29, 2018 |

The Intel SSD DC P4800X is best for those who need fast caching and fast storage to increase scale per server and reduce transaction costs for latency sensitive workloads.

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Fastest SATA SSD: Samsung 883 – Product Overview and Insight

October 26, 2018 |

The 883 DCT is geared to meet the demands of server storage systems, with added reliability, end-to-end data protection, and the ability to handle massive amounts of data.

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Best SATA SSD: Micron 5200 Series - Product Overview and Insight

October 25, 2018 |

Micron designed these SATA SSDs for virtualized workloads and cloud architectures. For a SATA drive it packs a decent throughput punch, and delivers latency as low as 55 microseconds.

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Fastest M.2 SSD: Samsung SSD 970 – Product Overview and Insight

October 24, 2018 |

The Samsung 970 Pro outperforms at both queue depth and peak performance in sequential read tests. Its combo of NVMe and PCie in the compact M.2 form factor makes it a good candidate for anyone wanting high performance.

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Best M.2 SSD: Toshiba XD5 Series - Product Overview and Insight

October 23, 2018 |

Toshiba XD5 Series Data Center NVMe SSD is a PCIe Gen 3, NVMe 1.3a specification, high-performance SSD, 1.92 TB and 3.84 TB capacities, built on BiCS FLASH TLC, available in sub-1 drive write per day.

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Qumulo QF2 P-Series: Product Overview and Insight

October 20, 2018 |

Qumulo's QF2 is a scale-out file storage system that can run on premises or in the cloud. When QF2 runs on the company's P-Series all-flash storage hardware, it creates a high-performance NAS device suitable for multiple uses.

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Pure Storage Flashblade NAS: Product Overview and Insight

October 20, 2018 |

The Pure Storage NAS solution offers plenty of raw power and is a good option for those looking to add a higher performance storage tier. A good performer on block and object, this product is probably best for midrange workloads.

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QNAP Enterprise ZFS NAS Series: Product Overview and Insight

October 20, 2018 |

QNAP is optimized for mission-critical virtualized workloads, particularly virtual desktop infrastructure, and it offers features like nearly limitless snapshots, block-level data deduplication, thin provisioning with reclaim and simplified management.

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NetApp FAS9000: Product Overview and Insight

October 20, 2018 |

With NVMe flash and high-performance backed by NetApp’s long-track record of NAS leadership, the FAS9000 should be on the short list for companies looking at the top end of the NAS space.

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NetGear ReadyNAS 2312: Product Overview and Insight

October 20, 2018 |

The ReadyNAS 2312 offers decent price performance for SMBs and remote office deployments, and high-performance with a quad gigabit Ethernet interface, plus five levels of data protection and automated backup and disaster recovery.

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Dell Storage NX430: Product Overview and Insight

October 20, 2018 |

Dell Storage NX430 is a workhorse NAS machine, at a reasonable price. Yet its choice of SAS or SATA HDDs only (no flash) means its performance pales compared to others in this guide.

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HPE StoreEasy 1000: Product Overview and Insight

October 20, 2018 |

StoreEasy 1660 offers 60% more internal capacity than its previous best-selling NAS. The 1000 series of products also boasts up to twice the performance and 50 percent lower latency than previous generation hardware.

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Dell EMC Isilon F800: Product Overview and Insight

October 18, 2018 |

Dell EMC Isilon F800 All-Flash scale-out NAS storage combines performance and scalability. Available in several configurations, the Isilon F800 delivers up to 250,000 IOPS and 15 GB/s bandwidth per chassis.

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How Fast are NVMe Speeds?

October 02, 2018 |

NVMe SSDs display throughputs at the rate of 32 GBps (gigabytes per second). Half a million IOPs are common and higher-end drives range up to 10 million IOPs. Despite these high speeds, latency rates generally stay below 20 microseconds and some at half that number.

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NVME: 5 Key Facts about Nonvolatile Memory Express

September 07, 2018 |

The NVMe protocol connects SSDs to servers via the PCIe bus and offers much faster performance. NVMe technology has become a key player in today's storage infrastructure.

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