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Pliant SanDisk Lightning SLC SAS Drives

SanDisk Lightning 406s 400GB (34nm SLC 6gbps SAS SSD) Quick Benchmarks

Quick benchmarks of a SanDisk Lightning 406s SLC SAS SSD. We compare to the 200GB SLC drive, a Seagate Pulsar.2 and an Optimus 400GB SAS SSD


Intel Fortville compared to 82599 and ConnectX-3

Intel Fortville – Lower Power Consumption and Heat

We have a look at Intel Fortville adapter versus X520 based and Mellanox ConnectX-3 based adapters using thermal imaging



SanDisk Optimus SAS SSD

SanDisk SMART Storage Systems Optimus 400GB SAS SSD – Quick Benchmarks

Continuing our series with yet another SAS SSD, today we run the SanDisk acquired SMART Storage Systems Optimus 400GB SAS SSD through some quick benchmarks


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Seagate Pulsar.2 200GB SAS SSD Quick Benchmarks

Recently we have been investigating some of the higher-end SAS SSDs and now for a quick preview of the Seagate Pulsar.2 200GB SSD.



Pliant SanDisk Lightning SLC SAS Drives

SanDisk Lightning 206s (34nm SLC 6gbps SAS) Quick Benchmarks

Quick benchmarks of the SanDisk Lightning 206s (34nm SLC 6gbps SAS) and an introduction to a SSD meant to get punished by heavy writes


Intel Fortville Controller Page

40GbE Intel Fortville XL710 – Networking will never be the same

We are in the midst of a major transition. Intel is releasing a new Fortville dual port 40GbE adapter that is going to revolutionize server networking



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iStarUSA BPN-124K-SA front

iStarUSA BPN-124K-SA Review – 4-in-1 Trayless Hot-swap Backplane

The iStarUSA BPN-124K-SA is a 4-in-1 trayless hot-swap backplane that eases installation and maintenance. With an average street price around $88 it is a reasonably priced option.


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ASUS P9A-I-C2550-SAS-4L-Overview

Exclusive: First ASUS P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L Review

Our ASUS P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L review. The platform combines an awesome set of features for storage platforms and very low power design.



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Supermicro X9SKV-1125 Overview

Supermicro X9SKV-1125 Review – Embedded communications platform

The motherboard has 6 NICs including bypass mode, a 7-year service life and an embedded Xeon E3-1125C processor


Intel Xeon E5 Box Bunny

Intel Xeon E5-1660 V2 benchmarks

We benchmark the high performance Intel Xeon E5-1660 V2 with its 6C/ 12T and high clock speeds