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First Look: Norco 2U and 4U JBOD and SAS Expander Chassis...

Norco is a server case manufacturer that is very popular with home build enthusiasts as they provide inexpensive means to house large quantities of...

SAS Expanders, Build Your Own JBOD DAS Enclosure and Save –...

After completing the first DAS/ SAS Expander JBOD enclosure project I realized that there was a major area of improvement. Using less than 30%...

Exclude System Disk from Server Storage in Windows Home Server (WHS)...

Many Windows Home Server machines utilize a smaller OS disk (oftentimes in Raid 1 for redundancy) and then large SATA 3.5" disks for storage. Common...

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...

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...

iStarUSA BPN-350SAS-Black 3x 5.25″ to 5x 3.5″ SATA SAS Trayless Hotswap...

As one's storage needs increase, eventually even large 4U server cases need to pack higher hard drive densities in order to fit all of...

Athena Power BP-SATA1842C 4-in-1 1x 5.25″ to 4x 2.5″ Hot swap...

As high-performance hard drives move to the 2.5” form factor, a form factor that has been common in the SSD and notebook space, mounting...

Icy Dock 3 in 2 SATA/SAS Hot Swap Hard Drive Enclosure/Backplane...

The ICY DOCK 3 in 2 SATA/SAS Hard Drive enclosure allows for higher storage densities and hot swapping drives.

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...

Issue: Adaptec 5805 with Savvio 15k.1 Drives

Did some testing this weekend with the new Adaptec 5805. Since I wanted to see what this card could do, I decided to try...