Monthly Archives: August 2010

RAID Failure by RAID level using 5 year MTBF 100% Power On

The RAID Reliability Anthology – Part 1 – The Primer

Explaining the reliability of RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60, and RAID-Z3 in terms of MTTDL and gives a primer on advantages and disadvantages.

Tech Spending Weakness in Q3 2010

Continued guidance in Q3 2010 by tech giants such as Intel, HP, Cisco and Dell are a symptom of "double ordering" and lean inventories not a general slowdown.

ASoft WHS DevKit 2 Version 1.1 Released

To aspiring Windows Home Server (WHS) developers out there, ASoft (makers of AdminiMe and AutoExit) has released their WHS DevKit 2 Version 1.1. This version has more complete documentation including how to create an installer and support for Windows Home Server build 7659.

Secure Windows 7 VM on a WHS Server in Hyper-V

A simple guide to installing a Secure Windows 7 installation on a Windows Home Server running Hyper-V. This allows a secure Win 7 VM to be hosted on the server.

Intel’s Atom D425 and D525 Announcement – STH’s View

Yesterday Intel announced the Atom D425 and D525 platforms targeted for small storage servers. Both chips are 1.8GHz parts with Hyper-Threading. The Atom D425...

Apex MI-100 mITX HTPC Case Review

Many of this site's readers have large storage requirements due to a focus on centralizing redundant storage for multiple client PCs. One common scenario...

Recover Data off of a Windows Home Server Failing Drive

All hard  drives will eventually fail. Some earlier than others. As some readers may remember, The Big WHS lost three of eight new Western...

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Supermicro SYS-5019S-TN4 Review with a Fast Embedded CPU

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We have our Linux benchmarks and review of dual AMD EPYC 7281 processors and a comparison to Intel Xeon Silver and Gold CPUs
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Intel Atom C3958 16-Core Top End Embedded QAT Linux Benchmarks and Review

We take the top-end Intel Atom C3000 series QuickAssist SKU, the 16-core Intel Atom C3958 through Linux benchmarks in our review and compare to Rangeley