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For Sale – PC Components

As header.

I’ve tried to sell the PC as a unit but nobody seems to be in the market for it so it’s time to break it up.

These are the components and the prices. All the components were bought from Novatech so the receipts will be an email. The exception is the 1080ti which was bought from ebuyer:

Core i5 6600K with coolermaster hyper 212x CPU and Asus Z170pro motherboard £220

Western Digital Red 4tb HDD £100

Corsair Carbide 600c case with window (Some scratching on the non window side of the case) £60

Pioneer BDR-209k Blu-Ray Re-writer £40

Windows 10 home £60

All the remaining items are boxed except the case. I would bundle items together if people are interested but I’d rather not take the processor out of the motherboard.

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift or BT
Location: Bathgate West Lothian
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Quantum Xcellis scale-out NAS tackles unstructured data

Quantum Corp.’s new Xcellis Scale-out NAS system moves the vendor into the mainstream NAS market, where it will take on the likes of Dell EMC Isilon and NetApp FAS.

The Quantum Xcellis Scale-out NAS appliances target large semistructured and unstructured  primary data workloads. Sample use cases include analytics, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicle development, drug discovery, genomics and immersive content.

Xcellis encompasses a line of Quantum data storage hardware managed by the StorNext scalable file system. Quantum first launched the Xcellis brand in late 2015, putting StorNext onto an appliance. The new scale-out NAS version handles higher capacity workloads, and Quantum claims it can scale to hundreds of petabytes with no effect on performance.

The new scale-out Quantum Xcellis NAS nodes are scheduled for general availability in December.

“We are aiming this product at users with high-value workflows where data is the product,” said Laura Shepard, Quantum senior director of emerging technologies. “This tends to be data that grows very rapidly and requires very high performance and scale. These tend to be primary workloads that need to stay on premises.

“We believe we can offer the enterprise features of scale-out NAS with cost-effective performance scaling, which has not been a great strength of traditional enterprise NAS,” Shepard said.

StorNext scale-out storage is Quantum’s fastest growing segment. Quantum still drives most of its income from tape, but also sells disk-based backup. When he took over as Quantum’s interim CEO last month, Adalio Sanchez called scale-out storage the vendor’s growth engine. 

New Quantum configurations cluster all-flash, archiving, hybrid

Quantum Xcellis all-flash and hybrid building blocks are available in 5U and 6U form factors. The all-flash systems range from 370 TB to 925 TB of capacity. Quantum rates all-flash performance at 1 million IOPS.

Quantum Xcellis hybrid configurations for mixed workflows scale to 400 TB and 200,000 IOPS. A 3U entry-level Xcellis NAS tops out at 370 TB. Quantum also offers a 5U archive model with up to 448 TB of disk storage. Varying Quantum Xcellis node types can be mixed and managed as a single tier of storage. Users can add nodes individually to a cluster or combined in a rack-scale deployment for up to 3 PB of raw capacity.

The unified Quantum data storage presents block, file and object in a single namespace. Users can scale performance and storage separately and offload data to any StorNext-managed storage. Quantum allows tiering to on-premises object stores and the public cloud, but the data then is no longer managed by StorNext.

Quantum’s StorNext data management includes audits, encryption, erasure coding, load balancing, point-in-time snapshots, RAID, replication and WORM compliance. StorNext manages Xcellis data across IBM Cloud Object Storage, NetApp StorageGrid, Scality and Quantum Lattus object platforms, as well as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure public clouds.

Will Quantum make inroads against established NAS vendors?

Scott Sinclair, a storage analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group in Milford, Mass., said managing rapid data growth is not the only headache for digital-based enterprises. A bigger challenge is the ability for storage to provide streaming access to data for analytics and real-time business operations.

Sinclair breaks the enterprise NAS market into three segments: “Enterprise-class systems focus on features and functionality for data management. A second segment includes vendors that provide big pools of storage that’s cheap and deep, without many features. The third segment is HPC systems optimized for speed. Quantum claims Xcellis NAS can deliver all of that in one product,” Sinclair said.

“There is a demand for [NAS] technology that is good — if not great — at handling the multiple aspects of functionality, cost-effective scaling and performance,” he added. “The question is whether Quantum Xcellis will be able to deliver to the extent that it starts to displace the incumbents. Even though there aren’t many vendors, it’s a difficult market to penetrate.”

For Sale – PC Components

As header.

I’ve tried to sell the PC as a unit but nobody seems to be in the market for it so it’s time to break it up.

These are the components and the prices. All the components were bought from Novatech so the receipts will be an email. The exception is the 1080ti which was bought from ebuyer:

Core i5 6600K with coolermaster hyper 212x CPU and Asus Z170pro motherboard £220

Western Digital Red 4tb HDD £100

Corsair Carbide 600c case with window (Some scratching on the non window side of the case) £60

Pioneer BDR-209k Blu-Ray Re-writer £40

Windows 10 home £60

All the remaining items are boxed except the case. I would bundle items together if people are interested but I’d rather not take the processor out of the motherboard.

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift or BT
Location: Bathgate West Lothian
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – PC Components

As header.

I’ve tried to sell the PC as a unit but nobody seems to be in the market for it so it’s time to break it up.

These are the components and the prices. All the components were bought from Novatech so the receipts will be an email. The exception is the 1080ti which was bought from ebuyer:

Core i5 6600K with coolermaster hyper 212x CPU and Asus Z170pro motherboard £220

Western Digital Red 4tb HDD £100

Corsair Carbide 600c case with window (Some scratching on the non window side of the case) £60

Pioneer BDR-209k Blu-Ray Re-writer £40

Windows 10 home £60

All the remaining items are boxed except the case. I would bundle items together if people are interested but I’d rather not take the processor out of the motherboard.

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift or BT
Location: Bathgate West Lothian
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

NVMe-oF and storage class memory set to disrupt storage

Five years ago, flash technology transformed the storage market forever. Today, flash-first arrays are the new normal. Will a new shared storage access protocol called nonvolatile memory express over fabrics combined with the advent of storage class memory prove as disruptive to traditional storage over the next five years as NAND flash technology was in the recent past?

When NAND-based SSDs first came to market, data was accessed using traditional block protocols, such as SCSI, and the SSDs were physically attached to array controllers and servers using SATA and SAS bus infrastructure. Also, locally attached PCI-based add-in cards were popular for server-side caching, predominately for storage acceleration.

As NAND flash evolved, the SCSI protocol itself started limiting flash storage performance. So the industry created a new block protocol called nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) that capitalizes on the performance characteristics of nonvolatile memory — such as flash’s ability to easily support data being accessed in parallel at a much greater degree than was ever imagined for HDDs. The initial target for NVMe is PCI Express bus interfaces to unlock the SCSI performance bottleneck. 

Recently, new classes of nonvolatile memory — such as 3D XPoint, which operates much faster than traditional 3D NAND flash and approaches dynamic RAM speeds — have emerged. Called storage class memory (SCM), it also can be addressed at the byte level versus the page level of NAND memory. SCM enjoys a thousand times speed and durability advantages over NAND, but it comes at a premium cost over NAND, similar to how initial SSDs’ pricing compared with HDDs. Using SCM only makes sense if it’s accessed with the NVMe protocol.

Thanks to SCM and NVMe-oF, innovation is alive and well in the storage industry.

Just as Fibre Channel and iSCSI extended the SCSI protocol to fabric, the NVMe protocol has been extended to fabric using a similar approach. The figure below offers a birds eye view of how NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) works.

NVM Express over Fabrics operates over Fibre Channel, TCP or remote direct-memory access networks and is, by design, transport agnostic. Applications written to take advantage of NVMe should operate over a fabric with limited latency impact. Since NVMe over Fabrics is relatively new, it will take time to gain native OS support from the likes of Windows and all flavors of Linux.

Why NVMe over Fabrics matters

Why should this matter to storage architectures? Because to achieve full SCM or newer-generation NAND flash performance requires that shared storage architectures change with advent of NVMe-oF. Most all-flash arrays boast latencies of less than a millisecond, and many leading AFAs have latencies of less than 500 microseconds. SCM-based arrays using NVMe-oF could improve latencies by another order of magnitude, approaching 50 microseconds.

Many external arrays were designed to put rich data services directly in-line to the data path, impeding the latency improvements promised by SCM. Initially, SCM will likely operate as a large cache minimizing the need for expensive battery-backed dynamic RAM. Ultimately, SCM-based storage will store long-term data, however, and need to include the rich data services available in AFAs. Just like flash coexisted with hard disk, creating flash-first hybrid arrays, SCM will become a fully functional tier of storage, with high-capacity NAND-based SSDs coexisting in the same array. 

How NVM Express over Fabrics works

With that in mind, we recommend AFA vendors consider the following in designing their external controller-based storage, server-centric software-defined storage (SDS) and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) architectures.

Controller-based storage considerations

Separate the control and data planes. It is going to be critical to optimize data for throughput and latency. The best way to offer rich data services at performance is to keep control operations separate from data plane operations. 

Reconsider what data services you put in-line versus post-process. SCM will enable some advanced data services to operate with acceptable post-process functionality while optimizing the overall performance. It may be better to land data first with minimal latency and leave storage optimization features such as compression and deduplication for later. Basic durability and encryption functionality would be exempt from this approach.

Push legacy protocols to the side. Future storage products should make NVMe-oF the optimized primary access protocol and then provide file, object and legacy SCSI block protocols using a gateway style approach.    

SDS and HCI considerations

Embrace local-attached SCM and NVMe SSDs. Industry standard servers are where SCM and NVMe options first appeared. It will be much easier for SDS-based storage vendors to take advantage of these technologies and provide the most flexibility to modify software and mature the storage infrastructure.

Consider using JBOF (just a bunch of flash) that supports NVMe over Fabrics for composable direct-attached storage. NVMe-oF protocol chip suppliers, such as Mellanox, are enabling low-cost shared-storage JBOF. If SDS and, more importantly, HCI vendors embraced this technology, they could support configurations with flexible compute-to-storage ratios. This approach will also let them fully embrace popular blade server environments and make the compute-to-storage capacity composable on demand.

Consider NVMe-oF support across a cluster of nodes. SDS and HCI vendors may want to use NVMe-oF to enhance durability and capacity between adjacent server nodes by making locally attached NVMe devices accessible to the other nodes in the architecture.

Some vendors will pragmatically add in SCM and NVMe technologies much like they did during the transition from HDD to SSD. I’m also seeing others go radical with all-SCM array options with extremely low latencies, enabling 10 million IOPS in a 2U form factor. This performance density is mind-boggling, and I fully expect we’ll see some new breakout storage vendors over the next couple years as these two transformative technologies mature and take hold.

Thanks to SCM and NVMe-oF, innovation is alive and well in the storage industry. I can’t wait to see what the next five years holds. Now is the time to be asking your storage vendors how they plan to make the most of SCM and NVMe-oF and, just as importantly, if your storage purchase today is future-proofed for tomorrow.

For Sale – PC Components

As header.

I’ve tried to sell the PC as a unit but nobody seems to be in the market for it so it’s time to break it up.

These are the components and the prices. All the components were bought from Novatech so the receipts will be an email. The exception is the 1080ti which was bought from ebuyer:

Core i5 6600K with coolermaster hyper 212x CPU and Asus Z170pro motherboard £220

Western Digital Red 4tb HDD £100

Corsair Carbide 600c case with window (Some scratching on the non window side of the case) £60

Pioneer BDR-209k Blu-Ray Re-writer £40

Windows 10 home £60

All the remaining items are boxed except the case. I would bundle items together if people are interested but I’d rather not take the processor out of the motherboard.

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift or BT
Location: Bathgate West Lothian
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – PC Components

As header.

I’ve tried to sell the PC as a unit but nobody seems to be in the market for it so it’s time to break it up.

These are the components and the prices. All the components were bought from Novatech so the receipts will be an email. The exception is the 1080ti which was bought from ebuyer:

Core i5 6600K with coolermaster hyper 212x CPU and Asus Z170pro motherboard £220

Western Digital Red 4tb HDD £100

Corsair Carbide 600c case with window (Some scratching on the non window side of the case) £60

Pioneer BDR-209k Blu-Ray Re-writer £40

Windows 10 home £60

All the remaining items are boxed except the case. I would bundle items together if people are interested but I’d rather not take the processor out of the motherboard.

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift or BT
Location: Bathgate West Lothian
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – PC Components

As header.

I’ve tried to sell the PC as a unit but nobody seems to be in the market for it so it’s time to break it up.

These are the components and the prices. All the components were bought from Novatech so the receipts will be an email. The exception is the 1080ti which was bought from ebuyer:

Core i5 6600K with coolermaster hyper 212x CPU and Asus Z170pro motherboard £220

Western Digital Red 4tb HDD £100

Corsair Carbide 600c case with window (Some scratching on the non window side of the case) £60

Pioneer BDR-209k Blu-Ray Re-writer £40

Windows 10 home £60

All the remaining items are boxed except the case. I would bundle items together if people are interested but I’d rather not take the processor out of the motherboard.

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift or BT
Location: Bathgate West Lothian
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – PC Components

As header.

I’ve tried to sell the PC as a unit but nobody seems to be in the market for it so it’s time to break it up.

These are the components and the prices. All the components were bought from Novatech so the receipts will be an email. The exception is the 1080ti which was bought from ebuyer:

Core i5 6600K with coolermaster hyper 212x CPU and Asus Z170pro motherboard £220

Western Digital Red 4tb HDD £100

Corsair Carbide 600c case with window (Some scratching on the non window side of the case) £60

Pioneer BDR-209k Blu-Ray Re-writer £40

Windows 10 home £60

All the remaining items are boxed except the case. I would bundle items together if people are interested but I’d rather not take the processor out of the motherboard.

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift or BT
Location: Bathgate West Lothian
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – PC Components

As header.

I’ve tried to sell the PC as a unit but nobody seems to be in the market for it so it’s time to break it up.

These are the components and the prices. All the components were bought from Novatech so the receipts will be an email. The exception is the 1080ti which was bought from ebuyer:

Core i5 6600K with coolermaster hyper 212x CPU and Asus Z170pro motherboard £220

Western Digital Red 4tb HDD £100

Corsair Carbide 600c case with window (Some scratching on the non window side of the case) £60

Pioneer BDR-209k Blu-Ray Re-writer £40

Windows 10 home £60

All the remaining items are boxed except the case. I would bundle items together if people are interested but I’d rather not take the processor out of the motherboard.

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal gift or BT
Location: Bathgate West Lothian
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.