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Seagate Pulsar.2 200GB RAID 0 - AS SSD

2x Seagate Pulsar.2 200GB SAS SSD RAID Benchmarks

Our Seagate Pulsar.2 200GB SAS SSD RAID 0 benchmarks. It seems like these Seagate MLC SAS SSDs are performing better in RAID arrays than we would expect


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Supermicro X10SRL-F Overview

Supermicro X10SRL-F Review – UP Xeon E5 V3 Motherboard

The Supermicro X10SRL-F review shows a solid UP Intel Xeon E5-1600 V3 and E5-2600 V3 motherboard has a maximum number of PCIe lanes available via slots as well as the new Grantley-EP generation technologies.



Pliant SanDisk Lightning SLC SAS Drives

2x SanDisk Lightning 206s 200GB SLC SAS SSD in RAID 0 Benchmarks

We take a look at two SanDisk Lightning 206s 200GB SAS SSD in RAID 0 and perform quick and dirty benchmarks. The results surprised us.


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


9.0
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.