Archive for June, 2009

Troubleshooting Slow Read/ Transfer Speeds for a Windows Home Server

After recommending WHS to a friend I got a note saying it was running really slow for pulling data off the server, even though writing data was fine. As this friend is not so technically apt, I decided to setup quick test machi...


3x Seagate Cheetah 15k.5 Raid 5, Adaptec 3085

Just to check some additional 15k rpm SAS numbers, I used three Seagate Cheetah 15k.5 300GB drives in Raid 5 to see what the numbers would look like. The drives are 3.5″ form factor units so they run quite a bit warmer t...



Issue: Adaptec 5805 with Savvio 15k.1 Drives

Did some testing this weekend with the new Adaptec 5805. Since I wanted to see what this card could do, I decided to try it with some cheap Seagate Savvio 15k.1 36.7GB SAS drives. Overall performance is fine, however there was ...


7200.11 1.5TB Raid 5 Benches on a $120 Perc 5/i 512MB

Although more will follow, here’s a quick glimpse of what a cheap, but quality hardware raid solution can do with cheap, and large SATA drives in Raid 5. Keep in mind that the Perc 5/i uses the old IOP333 CPU clocked at 5...



7200.11 1.5TB on ICH10R in Raid 1

Two 1.5TB Seagate 7200.11 drives on the ICH10R in raid 1 make a nice setup. The ICH10R is an on-board semi-hardware raid controller making it a very cheap option to use in any home server. The Seagate 1.5TB drives are one of th...


Welcome to ServeTheHome.com

As multiple personal computing devices become more prevalent in people’s homes, the need for home servers likewise increases. Today’s home users capture multitudes of digital files such as pictures, videos, music fi...