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Supermicro Hyper-Speed 6027AX-TRF Front

Supermicro Hyper-Speed SYS-6027AX-TRF Chassis Review

Recently a new Supermicro Hyper-Speed server was sent to STH for review. For those not familiar with Supermicro Hyper-Speed it is enterprise overclocking. Supermicro enables mild overclocks on their Hyper-Speed products. These ...


Supermicro SNK-P0050AP4 and SNK-P0048PS Narrow ILM

Narrow ILM v. Square ILM – LGA2011 Heatsink Differences

The Intel Xeon E5-2600 is a large chip and can have 8-12 DIMM slots per CPU. In dual socket configurations, that means there is not a lot of real estate for heatsink assemblies. The standard square ILM is fairly large so there ...



CSE-PTJBOD-CB1

Supermicro CSE-PTJBOD-CB1 JBOD Power Board – DIY JBOD Chassis Made Easy

Today’s article introduces a $50 circuit board that can save you $500. Interested? The board is the Supermicro CSE-PTJBOD-CB1 JBOD power board and it helps turn a standard computer chassis into a DIY JBOD chassis. You ar...


Using a LSI SAS 2308 HBA and SSD in Windows Server 2012? Turn Write Cache On or OFF?

This weekend I was doing some work on the new ServeTheHome storage test bed. It is a very fast machine. Once I got Windows Server 2012 working on the Supermicro X9DR7-LN4F, I ran into some troubling issues. I first added five d...



ASUS KGPE-D16 G34 Socket and DIMMs

ASUS KGPE-D16 Review – Dual AMD Opteron G34 Motherboard

Today we are looking at the ASUS KGPE-D16 which is a very popular server platform for AMD Opteron 6000 series processors. This is also officially the first motherboard that we are adding an accompanying flyover video for. The A...


Updating SSD Test Methodology – Something Very Different

Recently it has come to my attention that we desperately need to update our SSD test methodology. One thing that as a consumer I like to see is a variety of different methodologies. Benchmarking to different extremes is import...



Intel Xeon Phi 5110P Coprocessor – Many Integrated Core Unleashed

Intel finally released its first commercially available Larrabee derivative, the Intel Xeon Phi co-processor 5110P. Basically it has 60x four thread x86 64-bit cores with enhanced vector units. 30MB of L2 cache for each chip br...


Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256GB Benchmarks and Review

For the past few SSD generations, Samsung has delivered quality solid state drives. Community recommendations around the Samsung 830 SSD have been very positive due to their solid all around performance and reliable firmware. W...



IBM ServeRAID M1000 Advanced Feature Key for M1015 – $70

One deal recently brought to our attention was for the IBM ServeRAID M1000 Advanced feature key. These are listed on ebay for $59.95 with $8.50 shipping in the US or best offer. Generally, the IBM ServeRAID M1000 series advance...


AMD Opteron 6300 Lineup – An Intel Xeon Threat?

Today AMD announced the AMD Opteron 6300 series processors. As was expected the Opteron 6300 series followed the Opteron 6200 and Opteron 6100 series in a few major respects. First, AMD has retained the Socket G34 platform. It ...