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A tribute to my under-appreciated home file servers
— 11:37 PM on August 19, 2010

I spend an almost embarrassing amount of time in front of my desktop PC. It's my workhorse, and the system that I endeavor to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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Enterprise SSD controller being jointly developed by Samsung and Seagate
— 12:15 PM on August 12, 2010

As we've learned from testing a multitude of solid-state disks, controller technology can play a big role in defining overall drive performance. The number of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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FireStream 9370, 9350 bring Cypress computing to servers
— 12:05 PM on June 23, 2010

In conjunction with today's announcement of the Opteron 4100 series of CPUs, AMD has also raised the curtains on a pair of FireStream cards. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Opteron 4100 series aims for the clouds
— 1:07 AM on June 23, 2010

After telegraphing its intentions for quite some time, AMD followed through today with the official unveiling of the Opteron 4100 series of processors.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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New Vertex 2 drives aim for servers
— 9:12 AM on June 11, 2010

SandForce solid-state drive controllers have already made quite an impact on the desktop. Now, OCZ has taken SandForce's best controller, the SF-1500, and used...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR200M hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 6, 2010

Every time WD has released a new Raptor, the performance bar for desktop hard drives has been raised. But the new 600GB VelociRaptor VR200M enters...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Xeon 5600 series brings six-core chips to 2P systems
— 2:00 AM on March 16, 2010

Intel's gradual roll-out of 32-nm microprocessors has already paid dividends on the desktop, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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$400 Acer home server has Atom CPU, four drive bays
— 10:20 AM on May 21, 2009

After netbooks and nettops, net... servers seem to be the latest rage. We saw...

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New HP home server is cheap, Atom-powered
— 12:16 PM on April 30, 2009

The Atom has found a natural niche in netbooks and low-cost desktop PCs, but that's not its only vocation. HP happens to think Intel's low-power...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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A look at four X25-E Extreme SSDs in RAID
— 10:17 PM on January 26, 2009

Intel's X25-E Extreme SSD is easily the fastest flash drive on the market. Heck, it's just about the quickest 32GB you can plug into a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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ACard's ANS-9010 Serial ATA RAM disk
— 11:08 PM on January 20, 2009

We haven't heard much about RAM disks since Gigabyte's i-RAM, but now ACard has one that supports up to 64GB of DDR2 memory, has dual...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Hitachi's Deskstar E7K1000 hard drive
— 2:13 PM on January 2, 2009

Hitachi has updated its terabyte Deskstar with a new model that packs 334GB per platter. The E7K1000 is optimized for enterprise, promising solid performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Intel's X25-E Extreme solid-state drive
— 10:25 PM on November 23, 2008

Intel's new X25-E Extreme SSD reads at 250MB/s, writes at 170MB/s, has near-instantaneous seek times, and may very well be the fastest drive you can...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Western Digital's RE3 hard drive
— 11:05 PM on September 28, 2008

Western Digital has spun off an enterprise-class RE3 hard drive based on its high-performance Caviar Black desktop model. Keep reading to see what kind...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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VelociRaptor Redux: Now with final firmware
— 1:59 AM on June 20, 2008

Western Digital's VelociRaptor proved to be the fastest SATA drive on the market when it was launched back in April, but our intial impressions were...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR150 hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 21, 2008

Few hard drives are iconic as Western Digital's Raptor, and now there's a new one: the VelociRaptor VR150. Read on to see if a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Overclocking Intel's Xeon X3320 processor
— 12:52 AM on April 16, 2008

The Xeon X3320 shares the same 45nm Penryn core as the Core 2 Quad Q9300, but with a lower operating voltage that hints at greater...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Behold Thumper: Sun's SunFire X4500 storage server
— 9:28 PM on December 27, 2007

In July of 2006, Sun added an interesting new machine to their lineup of Opteron-based x86 servers. It was codenamed 'Thumper' during...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Systems Linux-Unix Servers

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