Archive for June, 2010

Installing Windows Home Server Connector Software Without the CD

This video tutorial will show you how to install the Windows Home Server Connector Software without using the CD/DVD. As netbooks, usually without optical drives, flood the market, this is often the easiest way to install the c...


Intel X25-V 40GB in RAID 0 on an Intel ICH10R

Intel X25-V 40GB Raid 0 Benchmarks

The Intel X25-V 40GB drive is well known to be one of, if not the best low-cost SSD on the market at the moment. The SSD is basically an Intel X25 G2 drive with TRIM support except with half the NAND flash memory and using on...



How to remove a drive in Windows Home Server

Sometimes you may want to uninstall a drive that you have connected to your Windows Home Server. WHS makes this easy and this guide and video tutorial will take you through the necessary steps to remove a drive without losing d...


OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD featuring the SandForce SF-1200 Controller

OCZ Agility 2 120GB SandForce SSD Review

OCZ’s Agility 2 120GB is a new generation of drive based on the SandForce SF-1200 controller. Unlike the OCZ Vertex LE and OCZ Vertex 2 drives, the Agility 2′s SandForce controller has an IOP limit artificially limi...



Intel S3420GPLC motherboard

Intel S3420GPLC Motherboard Review

Intel’s 3400 chipset for its socket 1156 platform accepts CPU’s from the cheap Intel Pentium G6950 and Core i3-530 to the higher end Xeon X3430 to X3470 CPUs. Both Clarkdale and Lynnfield based CPU’s offer ou...


Newegg 1TB, 1.5TB, and 2TB Hard Drive Ratings – What is the best drive manufacturer

This weekend I woke up one morning and decided that I wanted to know if retail packaged drives had a lower DOA rate than OEM drives from Newegg. In all fairness, I think I was just trying to put off a 5am Saturday morning gym t...



Supermicro X8ST3-F Motherboard

Supermicro X8ST3-F Motherboard Review

My main server, the Big WHS now houses over 60TB of storage, runs multiple VM’s, and has over 10 Gigabit NICs. At the heart of this server, is a Supermicro X8ST3-F. It was not the first motherboard I tried in the server, ...


Patriot PS-100 Benchmark Update New Firmware v3.000

The Patriot PS-100 32GB continues to be a very low cost SSD after rebates. I purchased two of the drives early on and did both single drive and raid 0 benchmarks. After that I did PS-100 firmware 2.008 benchmarks. Recently, Pat...



PicoPSU Powering X8SIL-F Server Motherboard

Intel Xeon X3440 for the Windows Home Server Mini-Review

As a follow-on to the Supermicro X8SIL-F review, I had some interest in seeing power consumption figures for the CPU’s involved. I have already discussed the Intel Core i3-530′s low idle power consumption and relati...