Monthly Archives: November 2010

Vail Abandons Drive Extender V2 – An Opportunity for Microsoft, I Hope

As many people have seen, the Windows Home Server team stated that Microsoft is abandoning Drive Extender V2 in Vail. Many are crying foul...

ASUS P7F-E Server Motherboard Review

ASUS is known for a fairly solid set of workstation and server motherboards. Like many vendors, ASUS uses Intel NICs on its server...

Intel ICH10R: 660MB/s SATA Limit Fact or Fiction?

One recent contact form question was regarding the alleged 660MB/s limitation on the Intel ICH10R chipset (also known as the 82801JR I/O controller), especially...

Windows Dynamic Disk RAID 0 versus Intel ICH10R RAID 0 with Intel X25-M G2...

Recently, I updated the benchmark numbers on this site to include an Intel X25-M G2 80GB but alluded to having two drives free. Instead...

Hitachi Releases Specs of 3TB 7,200rpm and 5,200rpm drives

Hitachi has released specs of its new 7,200rpm Deskstar 7K3000 series as well as a new 5,200rpm Deskstar 5K3000 series of hard drives with...

Intel X25-M G2 80GB SATA II 2.5″ Review

Although Intel will be releasing the X25-M G3 SSDs in the next few months, I get asked frequently to provide some X25-M G2 numbers...

Supermicro X8SI6-F Motherboard Review Including Onboard LSI SAS 2008 Controller

Oftentimes those building their own small business and home storage servers are looking to save considerable amounts of money. In the process, users oftentimes...

IPMI Remote Reboot Upon Kernel Panic – Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and WHS

Over the weekend I experienced an oddly inaccessible network share on a Windows Home Server instance running in Hyper-V using Windows Server 2008 R2....

ADATA S599 64GB Sandforce SSD SATA II 2.5″ Review

One of the most annoying things in SSDs these days is the fact that virtually every manufacturer uses mail-in rebates to make their SSDs...

Mesa ZFS Web Interface Benchmark/ Stress Test 0.1.7-Preview2

This preview release has all the functionality of the first preview (0.1.7-preview), but in addition has the following changes: The Mesa ZFS Web Interface/ ZFSguru...

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