Archive for December, 2011

IBM ServeRAID M1015 Part 3: SMART Passthrough on the LSI 9220-8i

One of the most popular SAS 6.0gbps/ SATA III controllers for enthusiasts is the IBM M1015. In its native form, it is a very capable host bus adapter (HBA) based on the LSI SAS2008 chip. With the low price on places such as eba...


IBM ServeRAID M1015 Part 2: Performance of the LSI 9220-8i

One of the most popular SAS 6.0gbps/ SATA III controllers for enthusiasts is the IBM M1015. In its native form, it is a very capable host bus adapter (HBA) based on the LSI SAS2008 chip. With the low price on places such as eba...



Seagate one-ups Western Digital, Slashing Warranties

Seagate followed, and in many ways out-did Western Digital in slashing warranties, even on their nearline storage disks. This shouldn’t be a surprise since Western Digital cut its warranties last week and STH noted it is ...


Western Digital Downgrades Warranty on New Drives Starting January 2, 2012

For those that have not seen, The Register is reporting that Western Digital is cutting warranties on its Caviar (desktop 3.5″) and Scorpio (notebook 2.5″) Green and Blue drives from the industry standard (on consum...



IBM ServeRAID M1015 Part 1: Getting Started with the LSI 9220-8i

One of the most popular SAS 6.0gbps/ SATA III controllers for enthusiasts is the IBM M1015. In its native form, it is a very capable host bus adapter (HBA) based on the LSI SAS2008 chip. With the low price on places such as eba...