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January 31, 2011

Intel Sandy-Bridge Cougar Point Flaw and Editorial Analysis

Intel announced today that it has discovered a flaw in the Sandy Bridge desktop chip sets that are part of the Cougar Point family, and I am looking for a workaround.

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January 31, 2011

SAS/ SATA Cables Guide – SFF-8087, 8088, 8470, 8482, 8484, and single device connectors

One question often asked is what type of connector is needed, or what do all of these connectors mean. I thought that it may benefit my readers to have a quick-and-easy reference to the main SAS and SATA connector types. Some of the below images did get cut-off when being downsized so one may get additional detail by clicking on the images for slightly larger variants.

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January 28, 2011

Storage News Roundup: OCZ Z-Drive R3 PCIe SSD, Ultrastar 7K3000, Mozy Restore Manager, Kingston-JMicron

At the request of some users, I am putting together a few bits of storage news from the past week. If the response is positive, I may make this a weekly Friday digest.

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January 27, 2011

Supermciro SC-731i-300B Mid-Tower mATX Chassis Review

While visiting a local retailer I saw a Supermicro SC-731i-300B on the shelf during the same visit that I was purchasing the Core i7-2600K and ASUS P8H67-M EVO that were used in the Sandy Bridge and H67 chip set for the home server review. It is one of those items that came close to making the cut for the Entry DIY Storage Server Buyer’s Guide, December 2010 but fell just short. Of course, I promptly placed the box in my cart deciding it would make a reasonable home for the H67 Sandy Bridge system.

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