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Quick Look: Silicon Image SiI3124 Based eSATA with RAID 5 and...

One question I am often asked is what do I think about port multipliers. The short story here is that I think they can...

Windows Home Server 2011 and Small Business Server 2011 Release Candidates

Microsoft's Windows Home Server Vail platform has had a rough development cycle. First cheered for the public beta with a slew of new media...

The RAID Reliability Anthology – Part 1 – The Primer

Explaining the reliability of RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60, and RAID-Z3 in terms of MTTDL and gives a primer on advantages and disadvantages.

OCZ Vertex 120GB: Updated Raid 0 Benchmarks Intel RST 9.6.0.1014

Shortly after posting my last benchmarks on the dual OCZ Vertex 120GB in Raid 0 setup, I received an e-mail to try the new...

The Big (30+ drive) Windows Home Server (Part 2) Hardware Selection

First off, this is not a typical WHS build, and it was not meant to be. For the majority of users, a HP MediaSmart...

The Big (30+ drive) Windows Home Server (Part 1)

About 10 months ago I decided to enter the world of the Windows Home Server. My storage arrays had outstripped my Cosmos S's capacity, and...

Dell Perc 5/i Raid Controller: Cheap Raid 5

Introduction For Small Business Servers and home servers, one thing becomes apparent, the need to use raid with large data sets. Raid 1 and software...

Four (4) Volume Per Physical Disk Limitation in WHS

Just as a note to anyone running multiple large disks in Raid 6 for Windows Home Server. I was setting up new Raid 6...

OCZ Vertex v. SAS 15k RPM Raid 5

Question: How does a OCZ Vertex 120GB compare to an 8 drive 15k RPM 2.5" SAS Raid 5 array with a fast Adaptec 5805...

3x Seagate Cheetah 15k.5 Raid 5, Adaptec 3085

Just to check some additional 15k rpm SAS numbers, I used three Seagate Cheetah 15k.5 300GB drives in Raid 5 to see what the numbers...

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