Radian RMS-200 $99/OBO

zack$

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Is there anything to know before I will buy that drive?
Does the work with an ESXi?
You should only consider using this as a SLOG, even though as @poots said this shows up as a "8gb NVMe block device".@

Why would you pay as much for a 8gb drive?

As a SLOG, it has unlimited writes, is fast, actively cooled and accessible via common nvme drivers on virtually every platform.
 

poots

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I agree that it really is only useful as a SLOG device, which is exactly how I am using mine. The plastic cover needs some trimming to fit in a R720 but it's nothing a Dremel tool and a few minutes of careful trimming can't fix.

I can't imagine this is very useful in an ESX server because it's only 8GB.
 

ru me

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Has any of you been able to get access to a manual? There also seem to be some utilities and according to the data sheet there seems to be an embedded management utility called DiaLog or so. What about firmware updates?
 

FlorianZ

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Sorry, I initially forgot to add the link, but edited my reply immediately after. Let me know if you're still unable to see/access the link.

I am not the best person to ask, since I purchased this explicitly to play with and learn more about it. But based on the other comments in this thread it will present as a block device so you'll be able to store whatever you want on it. Having said that, IMHO it's way too expensive to be used that way. It's only 8 GB of storage, and there are way better/cheaper options out there on a $/GB/performance basis. I plan on using it as a SLOG, where anything beyond 10 GB is just a waste of capacity for my use case.
 

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Well I order one from some other seller. Hopefully it works.
I still use Qgis who is an Software for Creating my own Map from (Open) Data. For that I download A LOT (+200) different Dataset into QGis and the Software render in real Time an Map with my Values. I hope with the fast read and write speed loading Times decrease a lot. Now I have to wait ~15min to open some Files do to the immense Dataset.
 
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I remember them being mentioned as a reputable seller offering good deals in other threads here.
I have had absolutely ZERO issues with them on quality, shipping and etc. But, I've had mixed success with Best Offers. Sometimes they'll take a (relatively) low offer, and sometimes not. Seems to me its more who is reviewing the offer than what the offer is on.
 
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The difference in IOPS between RAM and SSDs is MASSIVE.
Have you actually benchmarked it ?

On my 5820k I have DDR4-2666 RAM. That's rated for about 21GB/second.
I also have a RAID array of 8 x 1TB Samsung 860 SATA. Not MLC, mind you, but decent. All on a SAS2 PCIe 3.0 HBA.
Sustained through measured with Crystaldiskmark for that volume is about 4GB/second, both read and writes. Yes, gigabytes, not gigabits.
That volume is twice as fast as the NVMe boot drive, ADATA SX8200 Pro, which is about 2GB/s.

So yes, RAM in this case really is only a few times as fast as the SSD ...