Buyer’s Guides
ASUS Z9NA-D6 USB PCIe Spacing

Intel LGA1356 deals are here – B2 replacing Westmere-EP

A few months ago we foreshadowed major deals coming to the dual-socket home lab environment. Previously, the Dell C6100 with its four nodes of dual Nehalem-EP or Westmere-EP and 6 DIMMs per processor were popular virtualization...


ASUS Z9NA-D6 USB PCIe Spacing

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



Intel Xeon E5 Box Bunny

2014 Refresh: Intel Xeon E3-1200 V3 Value Comparison

A look at the May 2014 refresh of the Intel Xeon E3-1200 V3 series and a value comparison to other processors


Supermicro X10SBA mSATA mPCIe and SATA expansion

Low Cost mSATA SSD Comparison Sub $80 Drives Compared

We compare four low cost (under $80) mSATA SSDs to see how they perform against each other and manufacturer claims.



ASUS Z97 WS M2 NGFF

New Generation Interfaces: SATA Express and NGFF M.2 are coming

A look at some of the next generation drive interfaces: SATA Express and NGFF M.2 which will be prominent soon


Supermicro X10SBA Overview with Components

Low Power Processor Comparison April 2014 Round-up

Recently AMD escalated the low power processor competition by releasing its AM1 Kabini processors. These processors combined low power Jaguar cores with Radeon R3 graphics. These platforms retail for well under $100 US with pro...