Archive for April, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 Released, Toshiba’s NAND Announcements, Apple’s iCloud

This week saw a new version of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution (version 11.04) released, Toshiba making a pair of announcements around its NAND flash storage business, and Apple allegedly stamping its “i” of a...


Installing an iSCSI Target on Windows Server 2008 R2

Recently Microsoft released an iSCSI Target for Windows Server 2008 R2. This is something that many users have requested for a long time, and with the introduction of Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, it became a logical add-on t...



ASUS P67 Sabertooth and Tyan S5512WGM2NR Stability Update

Recently ServeTheHome.com looked at two different Intel P67 chipset boards, the ASUS P67 Sabertooth consumer offering and the Tyan S5512WGM2NR server motherboard. The ASUS P67 Sabertooth is marketed by ASUS as using high-qualit...


Tyan S8230GM4NR Dual AMD G34 Motherboard Review Quad LAN

The Tyan S8230GM4NR is the second Tyan dual AMD G34 platform reviewed on ServeTheHome.com with the Tyan S8236WGM3NR being the first. Like the previously reviewed board, the S8230GM4NR packs two socket G34 CPUs and up to 24 Magn...



Thin Provisioning and Storage Systems

One of the biggest storage management advancements in the past years has been the (re-) introduction of thin provisioning. Practically speaking, thin provisioning is one of the many technologies that have transformed some aspec...


OCZ Accused of Fraud, Seagate-Samsung, EMC Earnings, WD Earnings

This week saw OCZ accused of fraud, a big storage merger announced and divergent earnings reports from EMC and Western Digital.



ASUS P6X58-E WS Motherboard Review

Between its consumer/ gaming lines and its server lines, ASUS has a compelling set of workstation motherboards for a variety of platforms as denoted by WS line designation, like the ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution recently reviewed. A...


Tyan IPMI 2.0 Remote Management WebGUI Tour

These days, IPMI 2.0 with KVM-over-IP functionality is virtually a requirement on server boards unless one is using an external KVM-over-IP unit plus an IP switched power distribution unit. Being able to remotely administer not...



Seagate – Samsung Deal the Storage Industry Impact

Seagate today confirmed rumors aired by the Wall Street Journal yesterday (and predicted by ServeTheHome last month after the Western Digital – Hitachi GST announcement) when it announced its plans to purchase SamsungR...


Intel Xeon X5670 Dual Six Core Processor Benchmarks and Review

Although the Intel Xeon L5640 is a lot of processor with very low power consumption requirements, the Intel Xeon X5670 is a much higher-end part. Although quad socket capable, the X5670 is also dual socket capable and fills a p...