Archive for July, 2010
WinSAT CPU sub score detail in an XML file

Determine WinSAT CPU Sub Score from the Command Line

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 contain a benchmark utility called the Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT). The Windows Experience Index is more or less a GUI version of the WinSAT scores that provides the user with a...


Intel BOXDH57JG Motherboard Layout

Intel BOXDH57JG H57 mini ITX Motherboard Review

Although Intel’s Atom CPUs have made a splash in the mini ITX space, many users prefer the small form factor yet want more computing power than the Atom can muster. In response to this need, motherboard manufacturers have...



ZOTAC NM10-ITX WiFi Board Layout

ZOTAC NM10-A-E Motherboard Review with Atom Dual-Core D510

As one would gather from my previous Intel Atom D510 and NM10 post, I am not the biggest fan of the current D510 Atom platform with NM10 chipset. ZOTAC, to its credit, did take a rather mediocre platform and build a solid board...


Virtual Box - Virtual Machine - EON ZFS Storage up and running

How to Install EON ZFS Storage on an Oracle VirtualBox VM

Installing EON ZFS Storage, an OpenSolaris derivative for testing purposes in an Oracle VirtualBox VM is an easy task. This installation how to assumes that one has already installed VirtualBox, setup an OpenSolaris virtual mac...



Intel D510 and NM10 platform consuming 25w at idle

Intel Atom D510 Review and Comparison to N330-ION

Out with the old and in with the new, but worse platform. I have been wondering about the Intel Atom D510 performance for quite a while now alongside the NM10 chipset. It is essentially Intel’s upgrade to the venerable dual-c...


EON In Virtualbox

How to Install EON ZFS Storage in Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 7 64 bit

As was mentioned in my previous article, I am a big fan of using VirtualBox virtualization on my Windows 7 x64 desktop to sandbox different storage configurations, especially with ZFS capable operating systems like FreeNAS and ...



How to Install Oracle VirtualBox (for a test ZFS Storage virtualization platform) on Windows 7 x64

Although I use Hyper-V virtualization for all of my current Windows Home Server, Windows Server 2008 R2, and other test environments, Hyper-V still does a poor job at virtualizing other environments like FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, a...


Intel Xeon X3460 Review for the Home and Small Business Server Mini- Review

After the Intel Xeon X3440 review, I wanted to see the difference between the X3440 and the Intel Core i7-860. Of course, I could have just purchased a Core i7-860, but instead I decided to get an Intel Xeon X3460 because it is...