Monthly Archives: December 2011

IBM ServeRAID M1015 Part 3: SMART Passthrough on the LSI 9220-8i

One of the most popular SAS 6.0gbps/ SATA III controllers for enthusiasts is the IBM M1015. In its native form, it is a very...

IBM ServeRAID M1015 Part 2: Performance of the LSI 9220-8i

One of the most popular SAS 6.0gbps/ SATA III controllers for enthusiasts is the IBM M1015. In its native form, it is a very...

Seagate one-ups Western Digital, Slashing Warranties

Seagate followed, and in many ways out-did Western Digital in slashing warranties, even on their nearline storage disks. This shouldn't be a surprise since...

Western Digital Downgrades Warranty on New Drives Starting January 2, 2012

For those that have not seen, The Register is reporting that Western Digital is cutting warranties on its Caviar (desktop 3.5") and Scorpio (notebook...

IBM ServeRAID M1015 Part 1: Getting Started with the LSI 9220-8i

One of the most popular SAS 6.0gbps/ SATA III controllers for enthusiasts is the IBM M1015. In its native form, it is a very...

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AMD EPYC 7000 Series Architecture Overview for Non-CE or EE Majors

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AMD EPYC 7601 Dual Socket Early Power Consumption Observations

We preview the power consumption figures of the top-end AMD EPYC 7601 dual CPU configuration with 512GB of RAM and see excellent results