Archive for September, 2010

AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz CPU Review

AMD’s focus on low power and low cost CPUs and chipsets keep them at the forefront of home server builder’s minds when spec’ing a new build. After investigation of the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition yielded gr...


ZFS Safe? NetApp and Oracle Agree to Dismiss ZFS Lawsuit

On September 12, 2010 NetApp and Oracle agreed to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit over ZFS and WAFL. The original suit was filed by NetApp accusing then Sun Microsystems’ (which Oracle recently acquired) ZFS file system of inf...



Intel SASUC8I and LSI SAS3081E-R LSI 1068e Based RAID Controller Review

Intel SASUC8I and LSI SAS3081E-R LSI 1068e Based RAID Controller Review: Great WHS, Vail, Aurora, and ZFS storage controllers.


Why Excess Capacity for WHS/ Vail/ Aurora and Hot Spares for RAID are Necessary – Mean Time to Recover (MTTR) Guide

A guide as to why excess capacity for WHS/ Vail/ Aurora and hot spares for RAID arrays are necessary from a Mean Time to Recover (MTTR) perspective.