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  Reply # 726579 4-Dec-2012 06:55 Send private message

Does anyone have any experience with these "hybrid drives" like in the new Macs ? I know that they're not actually a new concept but I'll be looking at the new 27" iMacs when they're finally released ....

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  Reply # 726908 4-Dec-2012 16:05 Send private message

Shindig: Has anyone introduced SSD to their SAN and seen a notable performance increase?


Yes.

We implemented a dedicated SSD layer (not autotiering - e.g. FAST) for a couple of our SQL Instances.

Our DBAs love them - indexing is almost instant and we struggle to actually stress them in any meaningful way.

We had to use SSD to cope with infrequent massive spikes in IOPS.

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  Reply # 726922 4-Dec-2012 16:14 Send private message

Thanks for that wasabi2k. That reply keeps my decision that SSD is the way to go in a predicament I have here at work. I like to work with real life examples.

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  Reply # 727082 4-Dec-2012 21:17 Send private message

Shindig: The "jump" from mechanical HD to SSD is just tops really! A true technological advance!

I installed a solid state in my wives laptop last might.. sure flies with Win8 installed


you have more than one wife? That would get expensive, fast.  Especially if you're upgrading them with SSDs:P




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  Reply # 727170 5-Dec-2012 07:25 Send private message

I didnt look right when I reread it.... just the one wife here.




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  Reply # 727209 5-Dec-2012 08:33 Send private message

I cant be bothered watching the videos on HP's site...what was the big announcement?




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  Reply # 727210 5-Dec-2012 08:34 Send private message





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  Reply # 727221 5-Dec-2012 08:45 Send private message

right thanks, Ill have a read.




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  Reply # 729452 9-Dec-2012 23:50 Send private message

I got an awesome surprise tonight in my email inbox from Nick. Wahoo! Great stuff GZ and HP! Did the geekzoners do better than most picking up two winners?

Thanks for the Christmas present GZ and HP!

Cheers, Matt.




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  Reply # 729586 10-Dec-2012 10:35 Send private message

hahah hairy1 nice one!!!!! I have been checking out everything I can find about the laptop... its a decent model, should do us proud!!!!

No email from Nick as of yet regarding shipping... but no worries :-)




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  Reply # 729590 10-Dec-2012 10:39 Send private message

Shipping should be any time from this week, as it was scheduled to be send after the HP Discover conference.




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  Reply # 729596 10-Dec-2012 10:45 Send private message

Nick said a week or two from now. He is hoping to have them out before year end. The laptop looks awesome. I imagine FedEx will be up to their eyeballs for the next couple of weeks.

Looking forward to trying out the HP storage as well. There are less details on that than the laptop. I might have to pick up some extra cartridges.

I was seriously looking for a laptop for Caroline after her last HP mini got sold so this will fit the bill nicely.

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  Reply # 729606 10-Dec-2012 10:53 Send private message

Cheers for the confirmation...




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  Reply # 729613 10-Dec-2012 11:00 Send private message

congrats to both, happy old year and new

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  Reply # 741457 8-Jan-2013 10:25 Send private message

I got all my prizes delivered yesterday and today! Well chuffed with it all...

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