by Lyle Smith

Intel SSD Toolbox Review

Intel consistently releases firmware updates to their SSDs to correct issues that may arise with operation, and perhaps more importantly for consumers, to occasionally deliver even greater performance and reliability to their SSDs. Intel has an advantage in the space by engineering some of their components in-house such as their NAND and controllers, and when you couple this with their vast industry knowledge, experience and IP, Intel is in a highly advantageous spot for producing SSDs. Almost all of those SSDs can be upgraded and managed with a single application called the Intel SSD Toolbox.
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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Kingston DC1000B SSD Review

The Kingston DC1000B is a read-focused M.2 NVMe SSD aimed at the market of on-board server boot drives. While the DC1000B is aimed at being a cost effective offering, it doesn't skimp on features such as power-fail protection that buyers expect from enterprise-grade SSDs. Aside from being used as a boot SSD, the DC1000B is beefy enough and can be leveraged for caching and logging applications as well, with a 0.5 DWPD endurance rating and a 5 year warranty. The DC1000B ships in capacities of 240GB and 480GB.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #32: Paul Cradduck, Round Tower Technologies

In this week's podcast Paul Cradduck sits in with the crew. Paul is a homelabber at heart and works largely in the cloud for Round Tower Technologies. The team breaks down many key issues include Brian offending his wife, Brian warning of impending doom for a porta potty, Brian complaining about people in the Starbucks drive through and various technical topics. Tom updates us on StoreOne and LINBIT, as well as hires and fires in the industry. We give many updates on the YouTube channel before diving into Adam's Movie Corner where we discuss Apostle, which is streaming on Netflix and get this week's pick, He Never Died. Immediately after the pod Paul then ransacked the lab and escaped with two handfulls of drives. 

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by Lyle Smith

WD Announces BiCS5, 5th-Generation 3D NAND Technology

Western Digital (WD) today announced its fifth-generation 3D NAND technology. Built on TLC and QLC technologies, BiCS5 will have a competitive price tag while delivering excellent capacity, performance, and reliability. WD indicates that these characteristics will make it ideal for the exponential growth of data in the areas of connected cars, mobile devices, and artificial intelligence.

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by Adam Armstrong

ioSafe Duo Review

There are times when data protection needs go beyond things like RAID or encryption and into the realm of physical protection. Sometimes data needs to be stored in locations that are subject to physical harm as well as the usual culprits in data protection. ioSafe is a company that has always been able to answer the call of unforeseen protection and are doing it again with their new ioSafe Duo. The Duo is a dual-bay direct attached storage (DAS) device that can reliably store up to 16TB of data with RAID1 protection as well as protect it in the case of fire or flood. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel SSD 665p Review (1TB)

Announced back in November, the 665p is Intel’s latest QLC SSD. Like its predecessor the Intel 660p, the 665p leverages QLC (quad-level cell) 3D NAND to lower the price of the SSD while only taking a moderate performance hit. The 665p is built off of Intel’s 96-layer NAND, the first QLC drive to hit the market in 96-layers. Like the 660p, the 665p is an M.2 SSD that leverages the NVMe interface and comes in 1TB and 2TB capacities. 

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by Adam Armstrong

ControlUp Releases Version 8.1

ControlUp has announced its major new release in the version 8.1. In the latest release, users and given native integration with VMware Horizon and enhanced scalability. The company states that the release will also enable EUC admins to seamlessly manage Horizon environments and control enterprise-scale implementations from the ControlUp console.

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by Adam Armstrong

iXsystems' TrueNAS & FreeNAS Hit 11.3

Today iXsystems released both FreeNAS 11.3 as well as TrueNAS 11.3, for TrueNAS X-Series and M-Series systems. Unlike most venders that add a handful features when there is an update, iXsystems claim that they have added over 500. These updates build on the previous API and Web UI improvements and also introduce easy-setup wizards, major replication improvements, amongst other enhancements. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Several Announcement Made At Cisco Live! Barcelona

Today during Cisco Live! Barcelona, Cisco made several announcements. At the event, with nearly 20K attendees, Cisco unveiled and demonstrated its newest technologies that focused on IoT cybersecurity, networking, and collaboration with AI. The even runs through January 31, at Fira de Barcelona in Spain.

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by Adam Armstrong

IGEL Announces Linux Client Support For Windows Virtual Desktop

Today during their IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, Tennessee, IGEL announced the general availability of Linux client support for Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop. IGEL states that they are the first company to offer a Linux-based client that is validated for use with Windows Virtual Desktop. This support should make it easier for customers to migrate Windows workspaces to Azure.

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