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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...



Tyan S7040 and S7045 Motherboard Preview – Dual Xeon E5-2400

Tyan was the first to show us specs of their upcoming E5-2400 based server motherboards recently. The LGA1356 platform is the successor to the LGA1366 platform which was the mainstay dual Xeon platform for years. For those that...


Intel Xeon E3-1240 V2 – Ivy Bridge Xeon Review 4C/8T 3.4GHz

Today we are taking a look at the Intel Xeon E3-1240 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 reviewed, we will be re...



Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 – Ivy Bridge Xeon Review 4C/8T 3.3GHz

Today we are taking a look at the Intel Xeon E3-1230 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 E3-1230 (V1) tha...


Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler Review for LGA 2011

This week we are taking a look at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, which is an update to the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (aka the Hyper 212+) that I recently reviewed. Cooler Master’s Hyper 212 line has been very popular...



StarTech SATSASBAY425 Hot Swap SSD 4-in-1 2.5″ to 5.25″ Review

Today we are looking at the StarTech SATSASBAY425 which is a 4-in-1 2.5″ drives to 5.25″ drive bay hot swap unit great for SSDs. As SSD prices fall, it becomes more likely that users will turn to RAID 0, RAID 1 or R...


Intel Xeon E3 – The V2 Ivy Bridge Edition Lineup for 2012

Intel recently launched its Ivy Bridge line of consumer CPUs. As we have seen for the past few generations, Intel generally takes its desktop CPUs, adds ECC support and ensures that all features such as VT-d are enabled, and th...