PC Perspective's Allyn Malventano and This Week in Computer Hardware's Patrick Norton talk storage tech - NASs, NVMe, M.2, StableBit, 3D XPoint, a great listen
Long road trips and podcasts go together nicely, such as my recent 2 hour Saturday excursion to a Microsoft focus group gathered by Paul Thurrott. Boy was I entertained and educated as I drove, and I kept thinking that it would sure seem likely that folks who visit TinkerTry would love to hear this great information, especially if you've read my recent articles about NVMe SSD speeds under Windows 10 and VMware ESXi 6.0, and/or my comprehensive home lab storage strategy. So it is without further ado that I present to you all the right bookmarks, or is that earmarks. Hand-picked for your holiday listening pleasure. Each link jumps you to just the right spot, enjoy!
PC Perspective Podcast: 378 - 12/10/15
with Josh Walrath, Jeremy Hellstrom, Allyn Malventano, and Sebastian Peak.
Full podcast, video, shownotes, and subscription links here.
- M.2 NVMe SSDs and heat (spoiler, it's pretty much a non-issue)
This Week in Computer Hardware: TWiCH 344: A Song of Drives and NAS
with Patrick Norton and Allyn Malventano.
Full podcast, video and subscription links here.
NASs, Western Digital Red, Stablebit Drive Pool
Just listen, all kinds of good info.
3D XPoint (pronounced crosspoint)
2016 is looking rather exciting, read more about XPoint on PC Perspective here and the wiki here. Who doesn't love a look into the future, with what could be the first breakthrough in storage and memory in decades.
- NAS Upgrade Strategy
A safe, logical approach. I just moved about 10TB of data these past 5 days doing some housekeeping, and yeah, it sure took a while!
- My experience with the Samsung 850 EVO 2TB SSD, and how it fits into my hybrid home lab strategy
Intel Infographic: What is 3D Xpoint™ Technology
2015 by Intel Corporation.
Intel Announces Optane Storage Brand For 3D XPoint Products
Aug 18 2015 by Ryan Smith at AnandTech.
The Optane products will be available in 2016, in both standard SSD (PCIe) form factors for everything from Ultrabooks to servers, and in a DIMM form factor for Xeon systems for even greater bandwidth and lower latencies. As expected, Intel will be providing storage controllers optimized for the 3D XPoint memory, though no further details on that subject matter were provided. This announcement is in-line with Intel and Micron’s original 3D XPoint announcement last month, which also announced that 3D XPoint would be out in 2016.
Intel's crazy-fast 3D XPoint Optane memory heads for DDR slots (but with a catch)
Aug 21 2015 by Gordon Mah Ung at PCWorld.
- 3D XPoint™ Unveiled—The Next Breakthrough in Memory Technology