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Intel Xeon E3-1220 V2 – Ivy Bridge Xeon Review 4C/4T 3.1GHz

Today we are taking a look at the Intel Xeon E3-1220 V2, which is a new Ivy Bridge Xeon E3 series CPU built on Intel’s new 22nm process. Last year, ServeTheHome was the first site to review the Intel Xeon E3-1220 (V1) th...


ASUS Z9NA/ Z9NR Dual Intel Xeon E5-2400 Motherboard LGA 1356

Also just released from ASUS is their range of dual LGA1356 (E5-2400) motherboards supporting two Intel Xeon E5-2400 series CPUs. We have already previewed the Supermciro dual Xeon E5-2400 series motherboards and Gigabyte dual ...



Supermicro X9DA7 & X9DAi Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 Workstation Motherboards

Supermicro is releasing a new dual LGA 2011 workstation motherboard which is very much a competitor to the ASUS Z9PE-D8 and EVGA SR-X Classified although it is clearly targeted at systems integrators who are also using a Superm...


OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD Review: Marvell w/ Indilinx Firmware

The OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD is absolutely a fast solid state drive. Recently I started picking up on doing more SSD benchmarking for the site. A lot of users had been requesting that I do some independent testing of the SSDs out...



Gigabyte Dual Intel Xeon E5-2400 LGA 1356 Motherboard Range

Joining the Intel Xeon E5-2400 series launch is Gigabyte with a few new dual socket LGA 1356 motherboards. Gigabyte is working to enter the US market with its server boards having already established itself as a major player on...


LSI SAS 2308 RAID Controller – HBA Information and Listing

As we have seen with the latest server processors such as Sandy Bridge-EP and Ivy Bridge, PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 is becoming widely available. To address this LSI has released a PCIe 3.0 controller, the LSI SAS 2308 to provide ...



USB 3.0 UASP Mode – Performance Benefit or Marketing Gimmick?

Spoiler alert, USB 3.0 UASP mode does provide tangible benefits for storage applications. I have had a few readers ask recently whether the buzz around USB Attached SCSI Protocol or UASP, something that ASUS in particular has b...


Supermicro Dual Intel Xeon E5-2400 Motherboard Preview (LGA 1356)

Today we are looking at the new  Supermicro dual LGA 1356 lineup for Intel Xeon E5-2400 series CPUs. Recently, we looked at the Tyan dual LGA 1356 motherboard lineup for dual Intel Xeon E5-2400 series CPUs, so it is about time...



Corsair Force GT 60GB Review – SF-2281 SSD Synchronous NAND

Today we are looking at the Corsair Force GT 60GB, which is a LSI-SandForce SF-2281 based solid state drive (SSD) that uses Synchronous ONFi NAND. Previously we reviewed the Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD that used asynchronous NAN...


Intel Xeon E3-1270 V2 – Ivy Bridge Xeon Review 4C/8T 3.5GHz

Moving up the stack, today we are taking a look at the Intel Xeon E3-1270 V2, which is a new Ivy Bridge Xeon E3 series CPU built on Intel’s new 22nm process. Like last year where most of the original E3-1200 series was re...