* Posts by zbmwzm3

39 posts • joined 8 Nov 2012

MAMR Mia! Western Digital's 18TB and 20TB microwave-energy hard drives out soon

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MAMR drives or CMR??

These do not appear to be MAMR drives and I cannot find a mention to it in the press release. The 18TB drive is CMR and the 20TB drive is SMR. I thought CMR is essentially just PMR so are you saying that CMR is MAMR in this case?

Thousand-dollar iPhone X's Face ID wrecked by '$150 3D-printed mask'

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Re: When will they learn

So enable both you tool.

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Re: When will they learn

Nothing wrong with using multiple ways of authentication as long as you use them together, you know as is best practice. I believe Star trek used biometrics on the cellular level, but also just good ol'anal probing for most cases. Data hated it because it would tickle his hard drive.

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Re: Selfie?

Hmm who could possibly have narcissistic tendencies. Bah, in any case it's not like they would have access to nuke launch codes or anything like that. So I'm not worried.

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Re: haters gonna hate

It doesn't make sense to you because you hate the innovation that apple does. The thing that you don't appreciate is that IOS can be updated and many of these issues fixed. Yet people on this site just rather hate because they do nothing other than complain.

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haters gonna hate

There is always the option NOT to use biometrics and use just a passcode OR both. The fact of the matter is that this technology will improve over time and some people that prefer the convenience of unlocking the phone by looking at it will use. In that case security it not their largest concern and there are always going to be people like that. This so far is the best implementation of face ID on a smartphone so deal with it.

Pixel-style display woes on your shiny new X? Perfectly normal, says Apple

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Re: haters gonna hate

You know because SAMSUNG made the screen. A little something I like to call a "FACT".

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If only ..

If only there was a British smart phone with the reliability of a Land Rover or a Jag... Oh wait..

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Re: Holding it wrong...

So you're saying Apple shouldn't buy Samsung OLED tech for the next iphone.. got it!

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Samsung that is..

You mean Samsung should get the colors right

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Re: just the current state of Samsung's OLED

Funny because the screen in the iphone x is a Samsung screen.

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haters gonna hate

The screen is made by SAMSUNG, so if you're going to call out the screen call out the manufacturer.

AMD, Intel hate Nvidia so much they're building a laptop chip to spite it

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Re: "Nvidia's dominance"?

Thanks, thanks a lot, now I've totally thrown up and ruined a perfectly good pair of jeans.

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Re: "Nvidia's dominance"?

What you don't remember Intel Larrabee? Hold on just threw up in my mouth a little bit..

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haters gonna hate

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. However the fact that Intel is basically feeding AMD just enough to stay alive is concerning. Nvidia also makes the best graphics now and that's just the fact.

No, Samsung, you really do owe Apple $120m for patent infringement

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About time..

About damn time

Chipzilla drops dinkier Optane SSD, but don't expect it in data centres

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So quick to put down

The answer is yes it is faster, see Anandtech.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/11953/the-intel-optane-ssd-900p-review

Quantum's rook-ey move, software pawns and is cheque in mail for tape?

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and if you need more space..

IBM TS1155 tapes already hold 15TB uncompressed. Tapes are same size as LTO tapes also. LTO is always one generation behind IBM. However IBM is involved with LTO consortium and basically it's IBM technology filtering down to LTO anyways.

https://www.ibm.com/us-en/marketplace/ts1155/details#product-header-top

Western Dig's MAMR is so phat, it'll store 100TB on a hard drive by 2032

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Hmmm

So how much electricity are these going to use compared to PMR disks? Will these work in high-density environments?

Yeah... I think I'm going to stop walking through data centers that have thousands and thousands of disks in row after row of racks.. ; )

Big iron storage supplier Infinidat blags more o' that sweet VC cash

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Re: Customer review - storage architect perspective

Anyone near $150 per TB yet? I've actually had some bids hit around $200/TB, but it lacked some nice features.

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Re: Go Infinidat!

What was your cost per TB?

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Infinidat gets more money from venture capitalists..yep got it. Smells a bit like sponsored content.

NFS is now on tap in Azure – and NetApp is Microsoft's provider

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NFS is now "on tap" in Azure...nice one.

If you need to replace anything other than your iPhone 8's battery or display, good luck

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Well would ya look at that..

The iphone 8 has a better repair score than the S8+, win. It also has a much faster CPU/GPU, looking at the performance reviews in some cases 2x, again win. It also has a better camera, win. Doesn't seem like such a bad deal after all now actually.

Camera: https://www.dxomark.com/apple-iphone-8-reviewed-a-solid-performance-upgrade-over-the-iphone-7/

Falling apart at the seamless: Inside Apple's LTE Watch fiasco

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Re: haters gonna hate

To reiterate, it's the first version with LTE, think of it as 1.0 just in that regard. I have seen the price and its part of the reason I don't have one lol.

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haters gonna hate

I'm glad that Apple put LTE in the watch and consider this version #1 with LTE, because it is. The watch isn't actually released yet so a patch may come out to fix SOME of the issues. I'm not buying a smart watch in general until I find that they are actually useful for ME, but adding LTE is a step in the right direction. Apple needs to invest more in developing the Apple watch and less on the margins for now until it really takes off.

In order for smart watches to be successful they need to:

1.) Improve battery life so they last as long as a smart phone. (see #3)

2.)Work as a stand alone device, complete with a larger oled screens, with more apps, processing power. (apple, how bad they may be in some regards still makes the best chips for smart devices.)

3.) Put tech in the watch band, perhaps the battery, or LTE chip in the band itself. It's very obvious this needs to be done in order to make the small footprint of the watch itself better. Apple COULD invest in the R&D since they have the money, but in any case hopefully someone will invest in it. Perhaps the watch band could have modules that are interchangeable and provide the watch even more functionality

Kaspersky files antitrust suit against Microsoft

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Boo Hoo

This is BS! All OS systems should have AV out of the box without the need to purchase it separately. Kaspersky is basically arguing that Microsoft shouldn't include AV because then no one finds it worth while to buy theirs..cry me a river.

NetApp hits back at Wikibon in cluster fluster bunfight

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Re: My opinion as a customer

I'm talking about something entirely different "Flexarray". Each disk from the E-series storage is seen as a LUN from the Netapp controller side. In Flexarray terms the max lun size is currently determined by the largest supported drive size which currently sits at 6TB. Again I'm talking about 'Flexarray" its a completely different beast than traditional luns on the Netapp using DS4243 or DS2246 storage hardware.

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Re: Some extra detail

."..C-Mode has a hard limitation of 8 controllers which isn't too bad, but the expandability of each controller is really limited."

I think you are wrong..it's expandable to 24 nodes or 12HA pairs.

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My opinion as a customer

Now if I could upgrade my 7-mode systems to 8.3.x and then convert it to a switchless c-mode with very minimal downtime that would be great. Though the CFT feature is a good step in the right direction and depending on how long the downtime is that may be the way I upgrade going forward.

So yes I'm a Netapp customer and at work we have a couple of C-mode clusters(Each over 8PB in size) and overall I don't have many issues with it. With C-mode I can migrate volumes between older disks and newer disks non-disruptively, move data lifs to less loaded controllers if needed and grow the system out without disruption - compare that to 7-mode.

Overall it has been very solid so really the biggest complaint is migrating from 7-mode to C-mode and not C-mode itself. With that being said there are a couple of things that give me stress with C-mode. One is that it doesn't support sync snapmirror like 7-mode and for whatever reason the developers here refuse async. That's been our hold back for migrating the rest of our systems. The other issue at least for me is setting up 'Flexarray' to connect to their e-series systems. It is a time consuming task so that is costly and the overhead that Ontap takes on top of what the e-series already took is quite a bit. Lastly the Netapp controllers can only manage lun sizes up to 6TB but the E-series could export much larger luns so I'm waiting for that to be addressed in the Flexarray code. However once it's set up it works very well and we haven't had any complaints. All in all it's been very very solid and we haven't suffered an outage or data corruption and performance has been fine for what we use it for.

Plexistor rolls out storage-defined memory for the masses

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"Use cases cited by Plexistor are fairly numerous and include digital advertising, log analysis, personalization, financial applications, cybersecurity, and DevOps."

Why "DevOps" as a use case? Just because buzz word bingo?

NetApp's customers resisting Clustered ONTAP transition

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Re: CDOT fail

Waiting for sync snapmirror in CDOT. Need it because we run a true active/active at multiple sites. Since we can't do that now we are just stuck in 7-mode. Not sure if there is any one else in this situation but if Netapp supports synchronous snapmirror in C-DOT I think it will help sales. I personally like C-DOT, but yes it's definitely more complicated to setup than a 7-mode system.

ONTAP isn't putting NetApp ONTOP

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Re: It's Simple

I'm on the other side of the fence not as a reseller but as a engineer. From my point of view it is coming down to cost and features. With more competitors having similar or even better features than Netapp it's starting to show up on their balance sheet. As a short lazy example Raid-DP is getting long in the tooth. They are doing work with Ontap 8.3 for better implantation with the cloud and that will help bridge the gap for some SMB, but I don't know for how long or how successful it will be. I hope it works great because it's to my benefit. I'm actually still waiting for cloud storage to become much cheaper since I'm dealing with over a 100PB's. If Netapp can reduce maintenance costs and reduce the cost of the new capacity based licensing that will help(at least in the short term). The whole 7-mode to C-mode has been difficult so I can understand that some businesses decided to go in a different direction at that point and it's perfectly logically that they at least look at their options. So no, no it's not SO SIMPLE. I'll leave you with a quote from "The DUDE" who said. "You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's"

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Re: It's Simple

Yeah it is a good story because that's all it is, a story.

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Re: I just bought a Pure FA-450 and a FA-405...

I agree with you that Netapp has been caught flat footed. I also think it great and all for your pure flash arrays, but they are still too expensive for the density you get. Pure is going for a specific market whereas Netapp has multiple markets it's after. Specifically I'm thinking if you're dealing with multiple PB's of data, it's not likely that you're looking for a flash array.

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or cluster-mode, but that's not something they can admit.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7in Android tablet review

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Re: 60% thats's just mean ...

Yeah trying to be funny but I should have probably laid off on the Romney comment..

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You should get coal for xmas with that attitude.

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Re: 60% thats's just mean ...

I don't even have a google anything account, but I have an amazon prime account. So that is another reason. I could of gone either way but after having time with both I sincerely like the kindle HD a bit more. Not that I would mind two at once but that's a different topic.

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