Posts Tagged ‘SAS’

Solid State Drives Are Now Less Expensive than Hard Drives

I had not thought about this in awhile, but Solid State Drives (SSDs) are now less expensive than their hard drive counterparts. Sure, someone probably just did a bit of research and saw a SanDisk Extreme 240GB is $180 ($0.75/G...


Supermicro X9DRD-7LN4F Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 Motherboard (LGA2011)

The Supermicro X9DRD-7LN4F is yet another board from Supermicro for the dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 LGA2011 range of motherboards. Supermicro has an extensive dual LGA 2011 range at this point so a user does need to take care to se...



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...


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...



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...


Supermicro X9DRH-7TF Preview Ultimate Server Motherboard

Just spotted this new board over at Supermicro, I can only think that this motherboard was released after my comment on the Tyan S7053 server board, being my board of choice currently  I have a  feeling this motherboard could...



EVGA SR-X Classified First Look

Today we take a look at what the EVGA SR-X Classified is all about. The EVGA SR-X Classified is a successor to EVGA’s popular SR-2 motherboard. Brands usually associated with single socket mainstream motherboards (e.g. th...


Differences between Hardware RAID, HBAs, and Software RAID

With Windows Home Server 2011 coming out in the near future many less experienced home users are looking into RAID subsystems to create larger storage pools. This is a segment where without a very solid basic understanding of w...



SAS/ SATA Cables Guide – SFF-8087, 8088, 8470, 8482, 8484, and single device connectors

One question often asked is what type of connector is needed, or what do all of these connectors mean. I thought that it may benefit my readers to have a quick-and-easy reference to the main SAS and SATA connector types. Some o...


First Look: Norco 2U and 4U JBOD and SAS Expander Chassis Releasing Next Week!

Norco is a server case manufacturer that is very popular with home build enthusiasts as they provide inexpensive means to house large quantities of disks in 2U, 3U, and 4U configurations. Like the DIY JBOD/ SAS Expander project...