Archive for October, 2012
Dell C6100 XS23-TY3 Motherboard Tray Hot Swap

Dell DCS Ships 1 millionth server

Dell DCS just confirmed that it shipped its 1 millionth server. It certainly speaks to the success of Dell's Cloud focused business unit


Low Power Intel CPUs for HTPC/ NAS/ Home Server Builds

Today I am taking a look at Intel’s low powered CPU’s with the intention to show which would suit your low powered build. I am trying to focus on three categories: HTPC, home server, NAS or other device. The below I...



IBM ServeRAID M5014 RAID Controller with BBU – $139.50

It looks like there is another IBM ServeRAID M5014 RAID controller with BBU deal. This time $139.50 for one day on ebay. Then the price “jumps” 10% to $155. The previous deal at $130 was great. For those wondering, ...


How to Install Windows 8 Hyper-V in Under 3 Minutes

Many of this site’s users have home labs for IT testing and certification. Microsoft threw these users a huge bonus with Windows 8, and something easily worth learning to deal with the “metro” UI. Microsoft...



Installing Windows 8 Using USB Drive

As someone not overly fond of optical drives, I do most installations of operating systems over IPMI or using USB drives, including Windows 8 installations. When upgrading a few machines across the lab to Windows 8, I decided t...


How to Setup Network Sharing with a Synology DS1812+

Continuing the series with the Synology DS1812+, today we are looking at how to set up network sharing. Last week we had a guide to quickly set up the Synology NAS. Having the NAS online is really the first step. Next, one need...



LSI SAS 9206-16e Dual SAS 2308 HBA Preview

Today we have a preview of the LSI SAS 9206-16e. The HBA is similar to the LSI SAS 9202-16e in that it has dual controllers. This time, LSI adorns the single slot HBA with a PCIe 3.0 x8 interface and dual SAS 2308 controllers. ...


Windows 8 – What should we be looking at for Hardware

With the Windows 8 launch quickly approaching, I think it is about time to discuss my thoughts regarding hardware. Usually when Microsoft updates its operating system, the tech world focuses on new hardware requirements. Window...



Intel Core i5-3330 77w Quad Core Benchmarks and Review

Recently, the Intel Core i5-3330 was launched as the entry point to the desktop Core i5 series. Intel’s Core i5 chips are considered Intel’s mid-range mainstream offering. Realistically, the Intel Core i5-3330 at ar...


IBM ServeRAID M1015 for $65 + $10 Shipping

On the heels of the $130 IBM ServeRAID M5014 deal, one forum member has brought up a deal on the IBM ServeRAID M1015 for $65 plus $10 shipping. As of the time of posting, there are approximately 75 units remaining. These are ul...