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Partner Messaging 7 hard drive vs. flash drive

bigbee67 (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
1 Sep 11 11:42
I have the old dial 777 busy signal after running perfectly for 3+ yrs. Reboot makes VM work for a couple hours. So I will replace the drive.

What are advantages/disadvantages of traditional hard drive vs. new flash drives? Flash drives would seem to be the obvious choice.

Thanks in advance,
Brian
wellco9530 (TechnicalUser)
2 Sep 11 9:35
Only disadvantage of "flash" drive is up front cost...other than that it's the way to go.....No moving parts to go bad.........smile
Replacement is a snap and readily available..I would go that route for sure....

...bob...
CarGoSki (Programmer)
2 Sep 11 10:21
I would think that capacity and capability would be worth evaluating. Number of mailboxes and auto attendants and number of messages to name a few.

Goto support.avaya.com to review the specs.

I have a nice chart from the partner matrix but I am positive it will not display correctly here.

CarGoSki (Programmer)
2 Sep 11 10:23

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FEATURES    PARTNER MESSAGING R7    PARTNER MESSAGING R6    PARTNER MESSAGING R1    PVM R3    PMVS R5    PMVS R4    PARTNER MAIL R3
# of Ports    2, 4 or 6    2, 4 or 6    2, 4 or 6    2    2 or 4    2 or 4    2, 4 or 6
# of Mailboxes    200    200    200    4 or 12    48    10, 20 or 40    100
Hours of Storage    100    100    100    40 or 120 (Min)    100    5, 9 or 17    21
Max. Mailbox Storage (minutes)    180    180    180    20 or 30    180    20    60
# of Auto Attendants    4    4    4    1    4    1    3
Auto Attendant Schedule    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    Yes
Bi-Lingual    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    Yes    Yes    Yes
Centrex Transfer via AAT    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    Yes    No    No
Temporary Closing Schedule    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    Yes
Restrict Transfers to Subscribers Only    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    Yes
Backup to PCMCIA Card    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    Yes    No    No
Backup to External Media    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No
Software Programmable    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No
Cascade Outcalling    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    Yes    Yes    Yes
Based on Priority    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No
Sub-Menu's    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    Yes
Day & Night Menu's    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    Yes    Yes    Yes
Separate Day / Night Definition    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    Yes
Fax Detection & Routing    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    Yes
Dial-by-Name Directory    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    Yes
Multiple Personal Greetings    6    6    6    1    1    1    3
Create / Broadcast Message    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    Yes
Forward Messages    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    Yes    Yes    Yes
Personal Operator    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    Yes    No    Yes
Group Mailboxes    No    No    No    No    No    No    Yes
General Mailbox    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    Yes
Forward / Rewind Messages    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No
Pause / Resume Messages    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No
Message Speed Up / Slow Down    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No
Message Preview    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No    No
Message Status Change    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No    No
Message Retrieval Order    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No    No
Return to Previous Message    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No    No
Last Heard Message    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No    No
LAN Enabled    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No
www.messenger Software    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No
Unified Messaging (Voice Mail to E-Mail)    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No    No
Auto Copy    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No    No
Multiple Mailboxes to 1    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No    No
Phantom Mailbox    Yes    Yes    No    No    No    No    No
Multiple to 1    Yes    No    No    No    No    No    No
Call Screening Compatible    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes
Record-a-Call Compatible    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    Yes    No    No
System Compatibility                            
PARTNER ACS R6 / R7 / R8    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    No
PARTNER ACS R1.1 - R5    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes
PARTNER ACS R1    Yes    Yes    Yes    No    Yes    Yes    Yes
PARTNER Endeavor    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes
PARTNER II    3.1 & Higher    3.1 & Higher    3.1 & Higher    No    3.1 & higher    3.1 & Higher    3.0 & Higher
PARTNER Plus    3.1 & Higher    3.1 & Higher    3.1 & Higher    No    3.1 & Higher    3.1 & Higher    3.1 & Higher
 

Dexman (TechnicalUser)
2 Sep 11 10:28
I think that the OP was looking for the advantages of using a replacement flash hard drive VS a traditional hard drive.

There is a company that sells both flash & and traditional replacement drives for various voicemails. The pricing for the Avaya drives is the same for both versions. smile

I love2 "FEATURE 00"

CarGoSki (Programmer)
2 Sep 11 10:30
Gotcha.. I thought that perhaps I understood the question incorrectly

bigbee67 (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
2 Sep 11 10:34
Dexman, you got it. I found both drives for the same price and was wondering if I was missing something obvious. I can't really see any reasons not to go with the flash.

Before long, all our computers will have them. Price is dropping rapidly.
Dexman (TechnicalUser)
2 Sep 11 10:34
I'd be curious to read how the flash drives hold up over the long haul. I have a couple of flash drives for the R4 Avaya Merlin Messaging ready to go when the original drive in the voicemail fails.

I love2 "FEATURE 00"

exsmogger (Vendor)
2 Sep 11 11:37
Dexman, did you buy the flash drives, or did you clone them yourself?

Brian Cox
Oregon Phone
http://www.OregonPhone.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/briancox1952

 

Dexman (TechnicalUser)
2 Sep 11 12:33
Hey ex...

I bought them from a member of one of the other tech help sites I'm active on. I paid a bit more for them than had I purchased them from the company that sells them online & eBay....but the price differential wasn't a big concern for me. smile

I love2 "FEATURE 00"

exsmogger (Vendor)
2 Sep 11 13:04
SYQUEST (TechnicalUser)
2 Sep 11 14:08
One issue with the solid-state drives is erasing data for security. There have been articles covering this issue elsewhere. I think DSL Reports.com had a link to one of them, if I recall.

....JIM....
Dexman (TechnicalUser)
2 Sep 11 19:26
Nothing that an axe & sledge hammer can't easily rectify. wink

I love2 "FEATURE 00"

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