Monthly Archives: May 2010

ASoft’s AdminiMe 2010 Windows Home Server Add-in – Update 1

As a quick update to the previous AdminiMe 2010 review, ASoft released an update to its popular AdminiMe 2010 Add-in. It appears as though ASoft...
Supermicro X8SIL-F next to the HP-SAS Expander and PCMIG setup with both power supplies

SAS Expanders, Build Your Own JBOD DAS Enclosure and Save – Iteration 2 –...

After completing the first DAS/ SAS Expander JBOD enclosure project I realized that there was a major area of improvement. Using less than 30%...
The Big WHS - Two Main Chassis on Display

The Big WHS: May Update 60TB Edition

The Big WHS was originally supposed to house approximately 30TB of storage when the plans were first detailed on an Excel spreadsheet BOM in...
The Supermicro X8SIL-F Motherboard

Intel Core i3-530 and Supermicro X8SIL-F Power Consumption (plus Xeon X3440)

To update to my review of the Supermicro X8SIL-F, I took some Kill-A-Watt power consumption numbers with the Supermicro X8SIL-F to answer a few...
The Supermicro X8SIL-F Motherboard

Supermicro X8SIL-F Motherboard Review

The Supermicro X8SIL-F motherboard is an excellent board for home and small business servers. When building a file server built upon Windows Home Server...
Installing disks into the Norco RPC-4220 DAS/ SAS Expander Enclosure

SAS Expanders, Build Your Own JBOD DAS Enclosure and Save – Iteration 1

Oftentimes, users running file servers such as Windows 2008 Server R2, Windows Home Server, Linux variants (including Openfiler), OpenSolaris, FreeBSD (including FreeNAS), and so...
X8SIL-F Rev: 1.02 Identification

Supermicro X8SIL-F v1.01 versus v1.02 differences

The Supermicro X8SIL-F mATX motherboard is becoming a favorite for home servers, especially those built upon Core i3's and Core i5's because it provides...

Supermicro RMA Support for the X8SIL-F

As I mentioned in the previous post on the compatibility issue, I had to RMA my Supermicro X8SIL-F (mATX LGA 1156 server board with...

PMC-Sierra Acquires Adaptec RAID Business

I have been using Adaptec products for over a decade, and have generally been a fan (with a few exceptions over the years). My...

Supermicro X8SIL-F Compatibility with Intel Core i3′s / i5′s

Just as a quick note. I purchased a Supermicro X8SIL-F (mATX LGA 1156 server board with IPMI 2.0 and dual Intel gigabit NICs) last...

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