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WD Red SMR vs CMR Tested Avoid Red SMR

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We tested WD Red SMR v CMR drives to see if there was indeed a significant impact with the change. We found SMR can put data at risk 13-16x longer than CMR

New Microchip Microsemi Adaptec SmartRAID 3162-8i RAID Adapters

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New Microchip Microsemi Adaptec SmartRAID 3162-8i RAID adapters feature 8 port SAS3 connectivity, onboard supercapacitors, and line rate controller based encryption

RAID Controller Batteries Time Bombs You Need to Replace

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We spotted a LSI RAID controller battery pack in one of our lab servers that became severely deformed over the years. That highlights the importance of maintaining RAID controller batteries

RAID Reliability Calculator Update – STH MTTDL Model

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An update of the popular STH RAID Reliability calculator fixes a few bugs from previous versions. The new version should be easier to read

STH RAID Calculator Updated and STH Forum Changes

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An update to the STH RAID Calculator that fixes a few minor bugs and the STH Forum now has Tapatalk enabled for mobile browsing

How to Flash IBM ServeRAID M5014 to LSI 9260-8i Firmware

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The IBM ServeRAID M5014 has quickly become a enthusiast favorite. Recently we did a piece on finding a great deal on IBM ServeRAID M5014's with...

Western Digital WD Red Performance Preview

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The Western Digital WD Red is a hot topic in the NAS community at the moment as the small NAS market now has a...

New LSI PCIe 3.0 RAID Controllers Including the LSI 9270-8i

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LSI has announced its new PCIe 3.0 RAID controllers that take advantage of the native PCIe 3.0 interfaces found on both the Ivy Bridge...

LSI SAS 2308 RAID Controller – HBA Information and Listing

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As we have seen with the latest server processors such as Sandy Bridge-EP and Ivy Bridge, PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 is becoming widely available....

StarTech SATSASBAY425 Hot Swap SSD 4-in-1 2.5″ to 5.25″ Review

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Today we are looking at the StarTech SATSASBAY425 which is a 4-in-1 2.5" drives to 5.25" drive bay hot swap unit great for SSDs....