Buyer’s Guides
Intel 730 480GB SSD - Power Capacitors

Intel 730 480GB SSD – Power Capacitors Present in Retail

We open a retail boxed Intel 730 480GB SSD to see if power capacitors are present as part of an investigation into whether there is power loss protection

Intel 730 SSD

Friday Deal: Intel 730 480GB SSD – $199

Eagle-eyed forum readers find a high-quality Intel 730 480GB SSD for $199.99 at two major retailers


Get a mid-range Intel Xeon Phi 31S1P for under $200!

Intel is running a deal to get a mid-range Intel Xeon Phi 31S1P for under $200 with development tools included. 90% of street

Samsung 4TB External deal drive

Deal of the Day: Samsung 4TB USB 3 drive for under $100

A forum member spotted an awesome deal on 4TB external hard drives. We discuss the deal and the viability of using the drives as internal


Intel LGA1356 deals are here – B2 replacing Westmere-EP

We are starting to see some of the Intel LGA1356 deals predicted a few months ago. Socket B2 Intel Xeon E5-2400 series is replacing Westmere-EP for lab use


The (Xeon) EN is dead – Long Live EN!

The Intel Xeon -EN series may see its interest falling off, but it is about to become an awesome home virtualization lab platform

WD Red and RE 4TB Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging Western Digital 4TB NAS Options

We try thermal imaging WD Red and RE 4TB drive options and get a very clear result on which runs hotter

Three Western Digital Red 3TB Drives SATA Side

Western Digital Red 4TB Deal – $139.99 is back

The deal on Western Digital Red 4TB drives for $139.99 is back online and we have some recent experiences

Gartner Server Market Q1-2014

Q1 2014 Server Market Share – IBM-Lenovo Impact

A quick look at the Q1 2014 Server market share and the clear impact of the IBM-Lenovo deal announcement

STHbench 2013 Results Viewer

Legacy STHbench linux benchmarks web viewer now available

We now have an online results viewer which lets you interactively compare legacy data from our STHbench (2013) Linux benchmarking script