Archive for March, 2012

Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Review for Servers and Workstations

Today we are taking a look at the Corsair Hydro Series H100 liquid cooling solutions specifically in the context of servers and workstations. I opined in the earlier Corsair Hydro Series H80 review about my thoughts on why the ...


Thermaltake MAX-1542 Hot Swap SSD 4-in-1 2.5″ to 5.25″ Review

Solid-state storage is getting cheaper almost by the day, so it is no surprise that users are starting to put more than one SSD in their workstations and desktops. Personally I have had at least three SSDs in my main workstatio...



Tyan’s New Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon E5-2600 Series C600 Motherboards

Today I am taking a quick peek at the new range of Intel C600 chipset based server motherboards from Tyan for the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 series CPUs. Having been a fan of Tyan motherboards for some years except the last couple...


Launching the STH RAID Calculator v1

A few weeks ago I decided that I was going to put a renewed effort into building useful tools for ServeTheHome.com. The first tool is relatively simple, it’s a RAID calculator that allows you to pick RAID levels then comp...



AMD Opteron 3200 Series Platform Answering Intel Xeon E3 series

AMD is following Intel’s Xeon E3 strategy for uniprocessor servers and is announcing the availability of the AMD Opteron 3200 series. The Opteron 3200 is a Bulldozer-based server CPU that utilizes one of AMD’s mai...


New LSI 9266-4i and 9266-8i Features

Today we have another installment in Pieter Schaar‘s LSI series. Pieter is  perhaps best known as the one behind laptopvideo2go.com. He has been a regular contributor in the STH forums and has been detailing his learning...



Dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 Update: Power Consumption & Folding@Home

As I already mentioned, the new Sandy Bridge Xeons are fast, especially with two high-end Xeon E5-2690′s in a single system. One thing I mentioned in the previous dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 piece is that I had yet to test t...


AMD Opteron 6128: Multi-socket platform bargain Xeon alternative

Today we are going to take a quick look at the AMD Opteron 6128 CPU which has become a very cost-effective building block for a multi-socket, high-memory system. Intel’s new Xeon E5-2600 series is great. I did a Xeon E5-2...



Download Supermicro IPMIView Latest Version

Several readers each week read articles about Supermicro IPMIview and various mentions each week and want to give it a try but cannot find where to download the program. I will note, many things like KVM consoles will not work ...


Dual Xeon E5-2690 – A quick look Intel’s Dual Socket LGA 2011 flagship

Recently I had some performance previews of the Xeon E5-2687W which one could easily tell were a bit slanted. The E5-2687W is a 150w workstation part, and not something we would expect to see a lot of in single CPU configuratio...