Hi, I’m Mark and welcome to Bytestock.
Today’s going to be the first video in our series. Highlighting some of the key products that we have here, as well as introducing some of the technologies that you may be familiar with or may not.
One of the things that we have been asked for a lot for recently is NVMe drives. Now, don’t worry if you’re not up to speed with this. We do have an additional website which is extras.bytestock.com, here you’re going to find lots of different information and links to different datasheets. So, if you really want to delve into all of the kind of nuances that make NVMe drives fantastic. Feel free to click in there and you will find lots of different information.
So, NVMe drives. Very, very hot topic at the moment, and it’s something that customers are really trying to push the boundaries on. One of the things that we have here though is NVMe drives won’t fit into just every single server. So, with that as well, going back a generation which is one of the key aspects that we have here at Bytestock and finding that value for money and maximising budgets. You are going to find a few other little things which is going to stop you from actually utilising perhaps all of the kind of different configurations that you want.
So today we’re going to be looking at the R630. This is a 13th generation product. The NVMe drive itself can come in a 2.5-inch format or U.2 and here we’re going to look at just some of the little things that we just need to be aware of with the system.
So, I’ve taken a look inside. First thing we need to know about the R630 is that it has to be the 10-bay version. With this, the card expander is going to be in one of the riser slots, so we are going to lose that there. So, if you’ve currently got lots of network cards, there could be an issue with your connectivity. That’s then going to run through, to the backplane, and what this means here is that drive bays 6 through to 9, is where we’re going to be able to install our NVMe drives.
So, R630 has to be the 10-bay version, like I say, going back a generation, we’re still going to have lots of capabilities here using a V3 or V4 processor. We’ve got 12,14,16,18, 20 cores, we’ve 24 DIMM slots, that’s lots of opportunities to put lots of RAM in there too. But we do have to be aware that we are limited to just the 4 bays with the NVMe.
When we go through the series and we’re looking at something like the R640. Which is obviously the generation above this one, we are able to utilise up to all 10 bays of NVMe. So, depending on what you do or don’t need, there’s different options there. But don’t worry, with the account managers that we have here, give us a call. We can run through different specifications for you, different price points and like I say, our objective is to help you with your budgets and maximising them. So, let us do the hard work for you.
Thank you for your time. Hopefully, see you soon.