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How to flash a LSI SAS 3008 HBA (e.g. IBM M1215)...

A step-by-step guide to cross flashing IT firmware on an IBM M1215 (or LSI SAS 9340-8i / 9300-8i) for an inexpensive yet fast LSI SAS 3008 HBA ready for ZFS

Solid State Drives Are Now Less Expensive than Hard Drives

I had not thought about this in awhile, but Solid State Drives (SSDs) are now less expensive than their hard drive counterparts. Sure, someone...

Supermicro X9DRD-7LN4F Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 Motherboard (LGA2011)

The Supermicro X9DRD-7LN4F is yet another board from Supermicro for the dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 LGA2011 range of motherboards. Supermicro has an extensive dual...

LSI 9207 and 9217 HBAs w/ SAS2308 6Gb/s SAS & SATA...

With all the PCI Express 3.0 capable motherboards being released lately both on the Intel Xeon E5 and Xeon E3 series sides, it's time...

Supermicro X9DA7 & X9DAi Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 Workstation Motherboards

Supermicro is releasing a new dual LGA 2011 workstation motherboard which is very much a competitor to the ASUS Z9PE-D8 and EVGA SR-X Classified...

Supermicro Dual Intel Xeon E5-2400 Motherboard Preview (LGA 1356)

Today we are looking at the new  Supermicro dual LGA 1356 lineup for Intel Xeon E5-2400 series CPUs. Recently, we looked at the Tyan...

Supermicro X9DRH-7TF Preview Ultimate Server Motherboard

Just spotted this new board over at Supermicro, I can only think that this motherboard was released after my comment on the Tyan S7053...

EVGA SR-X Classified First Look

Today we take a look at what the EVGA SR-X Classified is all about. The EVGA SR-X Classified is a successor to EVGA's popular...

Differences between Hardware RAID, HBAs, and Software RAID

With Windows Home Server 2011 coming out in the near future many less experienced home users are looking into RAID subsystems to create larger...

SAS/ SATA Cables Guide – SFF-8087, 8088, 8470, 8482, 8484, and...

One question often asked is what type of connector is needed, or what do all of these connectors mean. I thought that it may...

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We test T series Intel Xeon Scalable to see if there is a performance...

Do the Intel Xeon Scalable "T" series CPUs perform differently than their standard counterparts? We test single and dual Intel Xeon Silver 4116 and 4116T configurations to confirm they perform about the same