Monthly Archives: May 2011

European Union to Scrutinize the WD-Hitachi and Seagate-Samsung Deals

As many industry observers expected, the two major pending storage deals, Western Digital – Hitachi and Seagate – Samsung are attracting antitrust scrutiny. Regulators...

FTC Second Request in Seagate-Samsung, Gigabyte Xeon E3 Boards, Addonics NAS, Tough Mudder

A few bits of this week's interesting storage news and an update on ServeTheHome including a FTC request in the Seagate-Samsung deal, new Xeon...

Newegg Hitachi Hard Drive Packaging – May 2011 Update

One area where Newegg has had a poor reputation over the past few years has been hard drive packaging. Recently I have picked up...

SanDisk’s Acquisition of Pliant – The First Step?

A week ago SanDisk announced a $327 million deal to acquire Pliant Technology, I believe this is only the first step in SanDisk's strategy....

Folding@home Benchmark Launched

With the sheer number of CPUs and platforms I test for ServeTheHome.com I have been keeping my own records on performance and...

Supermicro H8DG6-F Dual AMD Socket G34 Motherboard Review

Dual AMD Socket G34 motherboards offer a lot of expandability and high core counts at competitive prices and the Supermicro H8DG6-F is no exception....

Low Cost NAS Boxes and Performance over Time

This weekend I got a call from a local business that produces highlight reels from video game footage. Admittedly, I am not a big...

Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Essentials: CPU/ Memory Sizing

Over the past few months I have looked at a number of different CPUs including the Intel Atom Pineview D510 platform, the AMD Brazos...

EMC and NetApp do Hadoop, Intel Z68/ 22nm Atom, LSI shipping volume, Gluster Appliance

This week saw some very interesting news with LSI announcing new milestones, EMC and NetApp jumping into big data analytics, Intel announcing the Z68...

Absolute versus Relative Mouse in AMI MegaRAC IPMI 2.0 based KVM-over-IP

One question I get weekly is whether or not one should use Absolute or Relative mouse in the AMI MegaRAC-based IPMI 2.0 KVM-over-IP solutions....

Latest Reviews

Lenovo System X3650 Front Three Quarter

Lenovo System x3650 M5 Workhorse 2U Server Review

Our review of the Lenovo System x3650 M5 which is a flexible and fast workhorse 2U server that performed extremely well in our testing
Intel Xeon Scalable Family With 3D XPoint Memory

Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Family shown off with 3D XPoint

The future Intel Xeon Scalable Processor family is shown off with 3D XPoint DIMMs as a game-changer for SAP HANA in-memory analytics workloads
Lenovo X3550 M5 Front

Lenovo System x3550 M5 Flexible 1U Server Review

We review the Lenovo x3500 M5 1U server platform. Lenovo makes this server perform well and easy to manage and service in the data center