Yeah there's NO WAY someone is gonna let those devices go for $200 unless they just don't know what it is (/read fell of the back of a truck or acquired by other unsavory means). I'd be shocked if anyone has sources/access to these at anything sub-$1K.LOL! I'll take them all at $200
I'd imagine $1400-1600, but that's just a guess
Well it may be avail for a bit as is the case at times w/ high dollar gear/items. I'm not in a hurry but I am starting to pickup interest in PM's, I know you go through gear like no other so there's still hope that you may line up some of those Intel/Toshiba/HGST ent drives that I am interested in and get my ZeusRAM yet! :-DifI had some spare 800s i'd trade ya already
VERY nice, just speced some replacement VDI vSphere hosts for my buddy (E5-2600-V3), 256 GB ram out the gate on a 4 node setup. His CC hurt that day :-DNah, AIO meaning it does my whole house duty right now minus the DB DEV server. But it's only myself and my wife, and we're not big on TV or streaming (maybe watch 1hr at night with my wife), can't transcode from internet (too slow of connection), so it's just for video/security, and test/development, and storage. It's running 2x 8Cores, and Fusion IO, so the ZEUS is an upgrade, but for single person I'm not saturating the random IOs of the Fusion even I think it has 192gb of RAM too, so I don't have an L2ARC but could stick another Fusion in there.
It's a work in progress as I keep swapping parts and upgrading.
Once I test the E5-1650 v3 to the VM DB I'll know if it's worth keeping it separate or not. It will be slower, but I'm not sure to what degree yet The 1650 has 128gb of DDR4 in it, so the higher frequency of the RAM + CPU > than the 8Cores... but for dev. I'm not sure I care that much
NO kidding, 13K later for those 4 hosts @ $400 32 GB samsung dimms.Yeah, the DDR4 isn't too nice on the wallet, but better than the $190 we were paying 3 months ago!!!
I was going to do 2 more ESXI hosts with my license/trials on v3 but decided to use them as baremetal processing servers (all minimum 20 cores each). I'll probably sell the motherboards, and get a 4Node NVME 2011v3 chassis Provantage quoted me out on those and some NVME drives I'm hoping for later this fall.