Monthly Archives: January 2017

Drobo 5C

Drobo 5C Self-Managing USB-C Storage Solution Review

Our Drobo 5C Self-Managing USB-C storage solution review. Drobo makes direct attach storage ridiculously simple for even computer novices
Supermicro X10SDV-F Pre Production with Samsung 16GBx4

DDR4 DIMMs and System Power Consumption – We Tested

We tested a low power 1U system with 16x and 4x DDR4 DIMMs to see the power consumption impact of using fewer RDIMMs in a server
Netgear ReadyNAS RR4312X0 In Rack

Netgear ReadyNAS 4312X Review: Slick 2U Storage

We give the Netgear ReadyNAS 4312X a thorough review finding an easy-to-use and fast 3.5" hard drive storage NAS with 120TB capacity and hidden features
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB Retail Boxes

Project Kenko 01 Update – Samsung 750 EVO SSDs Wear Leveling Count Exhausted

We push our pair of sacrificial Samsung 750 EVOs SSDs to the point where the Wear Leveling Count SMART attribute is no longer moving in our endurance test
Dell PowerEdge R930 PCIe Expansion Above PSUs With Networkin

QSFP+ v. SFP+ v. 10Gbase-T – Testing power consumption differences

We test QSFP+, SFP+ and 10Gbase-T networking options (40GbE and 10GbE) to see the differences in absolute power consumption and power consumption per Gbps
Install Docker 1.13 Screenshot

Docker 1.13 Released – Docker for AWS and Azure out of beta

Docker 1.13 has some great new features. Aside from being out of beta for AWS and Azure there are new orchestration features, cleanup features and more
IcyDock Quad Bay MB561U3S 4S R1

ICY DOCK ICYCube Quad Bay MB561U3S-4S R1 USB 3.0 External HDD Enclosure Review

Our review of the Icy Dock ICYCube Quad Bay MB561U3S-4S R1. This USB 3.0 for hard drive/ SSD enclosure was simple to use and fast
Supermicro X11SSV M4 Storage And Expansion

Supermicro X11SSV-M4 Review – Embedded Intel Xeon E3-1515M V5 mITX Platform

Our review of the Supermicro X11SSV-M4 embedded Intel Xeon E3-1515M V4 mITX platform that sports Intel Iris Pro 580 graphics.
Intel Xeon E3-1500 V5 Updates

Intel Xeon E3-1515M V5 Benchmarks – 45W Embedded VDI CPU

We run the Intel Xeon E3-1515M V5 through our standard Linux benchmark suite to see how it stacks up to a myriad of other processors
Synology Router RT2600ac Front

Synology Router RT2600ac Released with VPN Plus

The Synology Router RT2600ac is a $230 MSRP router that has dual WAN capabilities and 802.11ac Wi-fi built-in. VPN Plus is a SMB/ SOHO SSL VPN solution

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