Archive for October, 2010

Supermicro IPMIview Review – Remote Server Monitoring and Management and KVM-over-IP

The ability to remotely monitor servers utilizing IPMI 2.0 is a key differentiator between server grade hardware and consumer hardware. Supermicro’s IPMIview software is an often overlooked piece of software that makes ma...


Mesa ZFS Web Interface Benchmark/ Stress Test 0.1.7-Preview

I often get questions regarding good ways to stress test home servers, especially new drives. As part of the in-development FreeBSD 8.x based Mesa ZFS Web Interface, sub.mesa has released 0.1.7-preview of the interface with a b...



Western Digital Green 2.5TB and 3TB for Home Servers

Western Digital announced new 2.5TB and 3TB Green Series drives at $189.99 and $239.99. These drives are an interesting proposition for large home server users that are not running Windows Home Server V1.


AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz CPU Review

Unlike Intel, AMD produces a full line of triple core processors including the AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.1GHz that will be reviewed here today. STH has already reviewed the single core Sempron 140, the dual core Athlon II X2 260 R...



Flashing Intel SASUC8I to LSI IT Firmware Guide

Since publishing the Intel SASUC8I and LSI SAS3081E-R 1068e Based RAID Controller Review I have received quite a few questions regarding how to flash the LSI IT firmware to the Intel card. This guide shows one how to get around...


AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz CPU Review

Recently STH took a look at the AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor chip and found it to be fairly power efficient and fast enough for most tasks. AMD has virtually every $5 increment in the sub-$120 CPU space covered, so today I am loo...



Isilon is Seeking Bidders

According to Bloomberg, Isilon Systems is reportedly looking for bidders, no doubt in response to the recent string of acquisitions by HP and IBM in the area. After losing the bidding war to HP for 3Par, Dell is undoubtedly a p...