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LSI 9207 and 9217 HBAs w/ SAS2308 6Gb/s SAS & SATA PCIe 3.0

With all the PCI Express 3.0 capable motherboards being released lately both on the Intel Xeon E5 and Xeon E3 series sides, it’s time to use all that available bandwidth. The popularity of using SSD’s in RAID 0, RA...


StarTech SATSAS425BK Hot Swap SSD 4-in-1 2.5″ to 5.25″ Review

StarTech sent their new SATSAS425BK hot swap enclosure after the recent review of the StarTech SATSASBAY425 unit. Both enclosures allow for four 2.5″ devices to occupy one 5.25″ bay. The big benefit here is that one...



ZOTAC GeForce GT 610 PCI Passively Cooled Video Card

To follow on from the earlier article on the Zotac GeForce GT 430 PCI card that I actually bought and wrote about, the new ZOTAC GeForce GT 610 PCI video card is the latest version based on the 600 series NVIDIA GeForce GPU. Th...


Crucial M4 256GB SSD Review – Marvell Controller Based

The Crucial M4 256GB SSD is a very popular SSD that has a proven Marvell controller. One of the big advantages Marvell controllers enjoy over their SandForce competitors is the ability to handle non-compressible data at relativ...



Supermicro X9DR7 and X9DRE Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 Preview

It seems to be raining new dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series motherboards at the moment. Today we look at the very new Supermicro X9DR7 and X9DRE. Like many we have seen thus far, they are dual Intel E5-2600 LGA 2011 motherboards...


Intel Xeon E3-1280 V2 – Ivy Bridge Xeon Review 4C/8T 3.6GHz

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...



MSI MS-S0221 Intel Xeon E5-2600 E5-1600 Motherboard Preview

Recently I found the MSI MS-S0221 over at MSI’s website by accident, these guys have been very quiet on the server/ workstation front. This particular Intel Xeon E5-2600 series or Xeon E5-1600 series single CPU motherbo...


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...