Archive for October, 2011

Mid-range DIY Storage Server Buyer’s Guide, October 2011

This mid-range guide was originally intended to have an AMD Bulldozer based build and an Intel E3 series based build. I have been playing quite a bit with the Bulldozer CPUs and frankly, it is very difficult to do at this poi...


Time to buy traditional hard drives for Q4 2011?

I generally tell folks to purchase the hard drive capacity they need for data, redundancy and hot spares taking into account their storage growth over the next 12-18 months. In some situations, such as when one is working with ...



Entry DIY Storage Server Buyer’s Guide, October 2011

One thing that I have wanted to do for awhile, is consistently update the buyer’s guides. Although technology changes in the home server space, there tends to be one or two big product launches each year that make it very...