Archive for March, 2010

OCZ Vertex 120GB: Updated Raid 0 Benchmarks Intel RST 9.6.0.1014

Shortly after posting my last benchmarks on the dual OCZ Vertex 120GB in Raid 0 setup, I received an e-mail to try the new Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) 9.6.0.1014 drivers, which were supposed to enable TRIM in raid. Th...


OCZ Vertex 120GB: Raid 0 Benchmarks and OCZ RMA Review

Here are bencmarks of the OCZ Vertex 120GB in Raid 0 with version 1.5 (v1.5) firmware. Also included is a note about OCZ's RMA Process



The Big WHS: 8 File-Serving OS’s Virtualized in one 4U Server

Now that the Big WHS is stable, and I have a bit more storage capacity than I need, I decided that Windows Home Server running virtualized in a Hyper-V virtual machine is good, but I wanted to test out some of the free WHS al...


Testing the “limits” of WHS: 37 Drives = Fail

I had heard rumors of 32 drives being the limit, so I figured, why not? I had more than 32 1.5TB and 2TB disks in hot swap bays, and could easily handle the connectivity. Plus, since I am booting the new WHS from a VHD, I knew ...



HP MediaSmart and DataVault TiVo Integration Add-in

HP has created what to some will certainly be a killer add-in. The add-in allows a user to transfer files from the TiVo to the MediaSmart WHS and back and then also watch shows from any PC or Mac provided you use the correct so...


WHS Tip: Remote Shutdown and Restart / Reboot Using Remote Desktop Connection (RDC)

Many Windows Home Server (WHS) users use their machines as remote desktop gateways. Although remote desktop connection is functionally great, one annoyance sometimes rears its ugly head, the inability to reboot or shutdown a PC...



Intel’s New Atom Storage Platform, not for WHS v2/ Vail?

As many have saw, Intel Corporation unvieled its new Atom platform for small business and home storage/ NAS products at CeBIT. It seems like this is not a Windows Home Server V2 (WHS V2) or Vail solution.


HP MediaSmart / Data Vault X510 v 3.2.1.4990 software patch

For those using HP MediaSmart and DataVault X510 v. 3.0 and higher software, HP has released v. 3.2.1.4990 software. You will need a HP MediaSmart EX490, HP MediaSmart EX495,  HP Data Vault X510, or to have upgraded to v. 3....