Monthly Archives: August 2012

Supermicro X9SCL+-F Server Motherboard Review for LGA 1155 Xeon E3

The Supermicro X9SCL+-F is a a Intel Xeon E3-1200 (and V2) series, LGA 1155 server motherboard that is designed to be a solid, low-cost...

ASUS P8Z77 WS Motherboard – Long Term Review

You may remember back in May Patrick did a review on the ASUS P8Z77 WS workstation motherboard. Since he tests a lot of hardware,...

New LSI Nytro MegaRAID Launched

We recently received word that LSI is busy at VMworld this week releasing a new LSI Nytro MegaRAID in 100GB, 200GB and 800GB capacities....

AMD Opteron 3200 Series – Where did they go?

Where in the world is the AMD Operon 3200 series? Back on 20 May 2012 I did a quick news piece about the AMD...

Mellanox ConnectX-2 MHQH19B-XTR – 40gbps Windows SMB 3.0 Adapters

In Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Microsoft introduced SMB 3.0 which greatly improves shared storage performance. After playing with it a bit, and...

New Supermicro X9SRL-F Motherboard Intel Xeon E5-2600/1600 LGA2011 UP Preview

Supermicro is adding another motherboard to the burgeoning list of current LGA 2011 Intel Xeon E5 offerings with their X9SRL and X9SRL-F. The main difference between...

Intel Xeon Processor E5-1620 Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon Review 4C/8T 3.6GHz

Today we are looking at the Intel Xeon processor E5-1620 which is a really interesting alternative to the Intel Xeon E3-1200 series. With only...

Preparing a Server for Windows Server 2012 Hardware Requirements

As we all know, Windows Server 2012 has gone RTM and now a lot of folks are preparing hardware for one of the biggest...

Leadtek Winfast GT 640 Server GPU Low Profile HTPC Preview

Today, we are taking a look at the Leadtek Winfast GT 640 Server GPU. It features a low-profile GPU which users may be interested...

LSI SAS 9202-16e – A look under the hood

After Jeff's awesome writeup of his LSI SAS 9202-16e performance experiences, I did want to do a quick piece looking under the hood of the...

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