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September 22, 2010

AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz CPU Review

AMD’s focus on low power and low cost CPUs and chipsets keep them at the forefront of home server builder’s minds when spec’ing a new build. After investigation of the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition yielded great performance with lots of power consumption and the Sempron 140 EE offered solid power consumption figures but anemic performance, it is finally time to look at something in the middle. Today we will be reviewing the AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor CPU which is a dual core AMD CPU with 2MB of L2 cache running at 3.2GHz. Adding twice the number of CPU cores and twice the cache of the Sempron 140 EE is sure to add performance and power consumption, but it has half [...]

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September 17, 2010

ZFS Safe? NetApp and Oracle Agree to Dismiss ZFS Lawsuit

On September 12, 2010 NetApp and Oracle agreed to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit over ZFS and WAFL. The original suit was filed by NetApp accusing then Sun Microsystems’ (which Oracle recently acquired) ZFS file system of infringing on NetApp’s patents.

Two intervening factors in the dismissal are likely that Sun was purchased by Oracle and on the other side of the equation NetApp recently announced that Matt Fawcett joined as the company’s new General Counsel and Secretary. Matt was instrumental in a lot of the JSDU/ JDS Uniphase litigation that the company won recently and has a lot of credibility for understanding big litigation.

This is a great [...]

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September 15, 2010

Intel SASUC8I and LSI SAS3081E-R LSI 1068e Based RAID Controller Review

Intel SASUC8I and LSI SAS3081E-R LSI 1068e Based RAID Controller Review: Great WHS, Vail, Aurora, and ZFS storage controllers.
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September 1, 2010

Why Excess Capacity for WHS/ Vail/ Aurora and Hot Spares for RAID are Necessary – Mean Time to Recover (MTTR) Guide

A guide as to why excess capacity for WHS/ Vail/ Aurora and hot spares for RAID arrays are necessary from a Mean Time to Recover (MTTR) perspective.
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