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StarTech USB Crash Cart KVM Console to USB 2.0 Portable Adapter Review

StarTech USB Crash Cart KVM Console to USB 2.0 Portable Adapter Review

Today we investigate a unique device from StarTech, the Crash Cart KVM. For IT professionals, this could be a must-have device for fixing server issues. | Dec 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm CST

GIGABYTE MW50-SV0 (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE MW50-SV0 (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review

William looks at the new single socket 2011-E workstation motherboard offering from GIGABYTE, the MW50-SV0. Let's see what kind of performance we can get. | Dec 19, 2014 at 1:14 pm CST

ATEN KE6940 DVI KVM over IP Extender Review

ATEN KE6940 DVI KVM over IP Extender Review

Today Tyler tells us all about ATEN's KE6940, a DVI KVM over IP extender - or another way of saying a really high-end network controlled KVM device. | Dec 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm CST

Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v5 600GB HDD Review

Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v5 600GB HDD Review

Seagate's Enterprise Performance 15K v5 hard drive offers 600GB of capacity and provides enhanced performance with lower power consumption. | Dec 17, 2014 at 8:17 am CST

ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS Dual CPU (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review

ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS Dual CPU (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review

Is your single socket workstation motherboard no longer cutting it? Then look no further, the ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS has the looks and performance on hand. | Dec 11, 2014 at 9:10 am CST

QNAP TS-653 Pro NAS Review - Six Bays and a Cache Option

QNAP TS-653 Pro NAS Review - Six Bays and a Cache Option

Today Chris gets in-depth with QNAP's new TS-653 Pro NAS, a six-bay network storage device with caching options. Read on for this full thoughts here. | Dec 9, 2014 at 9:10 am CST

Supermicro AOC-S40G-iQ2 Review: A Low-Power 40GbE NIC

Supermicro AOC-S40G-iQ2 Review: A Low-Power 40GbE NIC

Supermicro taps Intel's new XL710 network controller to deliver high speed converged network technology with lower power than existing solutions. | Dec 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm CST

ASRock Rack C2550D4I (Intel Avoton) Mini-ITX Server Motherboard Review

ASRock Rack C2550D4I (Intel Avoton) Mini-ITX Server Motherboard Review

Once again, we have a Mini-ITX server motherboard in the lab, and we are really starting to like these tiny server boards like the ASRock Rack C2550D4I. | Nov 28, 2014 at 9:12 am CST

I'M Intelligent Memory 16GB DDR3 UDIMM Memory Review

I'M Intelligent Memory 16GB DDR3 UDIMM Memory Review

Today we are testing I'M Intelligent Memory 16GB DDR3 UDIMM's in the lab. Let us check out how these memory kits perform. | Nov 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm CST

Supermicro X10DRG-Q (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review

Supermicro X10DRG-Q (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review

Supermicro's new X10DRG-Q workstation motherboard is built around HPC GPU applications using either GPU's, Quadra, Telsa, GRID, or Intel Xeon Phi. | Nov 13, 2014 at 11:55 pm CST

Seagate NAS Pro 4-Bay Review

Seagate NAS Pro 4-Bay Review

Seagate tapped Intel's Rangeley processor for the NAS Pro, and increased the connected user count to 50 clients in this small footprint NAS. | Nov 11, 2014 at 9:05 pm CST

ASUS X99-E WS (Intel X99) Workstation Motherboard Review

ASUS X99-E WS (Intel X99) Workstation Motherboard Review

Today William puts the ASUS X99-E WS (Intel X99) workstation motherboard through its paces to see if it's up to the task. Here's our full review. | Nov 11, 2014 at 9:05 am CST

SanDisk ULLtraDIMM DDR3 400GB SSD Enterprise Review

SanDisk ULLtraDIMM DDR3 400GB SSD Enterprise Review

ULLtraDIMM revolutionizes data storage by placing flash on the memory bus. Let's take a closer look now at the SanDisk ULLtraDIMM DDR3 400GB SSD. | Nov 10, 2014 at 8:05 am CST

Memblaze PBlaze3L 1.2TB Enterprise PCIe SSD Review

Memblaze PBlaze3L 1.2TB Enterprise PCIe SSD Review

Memblaze differentiates itself from the competition with excellent performance and customizable designs. Let's take a closer look at the PBlaze3L PCIe SSD. | Nov 4, 2014 at 9:03 am CST

Supermicro X10DRi-T (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review

Supermicro X10DRi-T (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review

The new X10DRi-T server motherboard fits many different platforms that Supermicro has to offer. It is your primary go-to board for your server needs. | Oct 29, 2014 at 9:02 am CDT

Samsung XS1715 1.6TB 2.5-inch NVMe PCIe Enterprise SSD Review

Samsung XS1715 1.6TB 2.5-inch NVMe PCIe Enterprise SSD Review

Samsung brings incredible speed and NVMe goodness to the 2.5" form factor with the XS1715. Let's take a first look at Samsung's flagship SSD right now. | Oct 23, 2014 at 9:30 am CDT

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 2TB 2.5 HDD v3 2TB Review

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 2TB 2.5 HDD v3 2TB Review

Seagate remains competitive in the 2.5-inch enterprise hard drive segment with a new high-capacity workhorse featuring 2TB of capacity. Let's take a look. | Oct 22, 2014 at 8:04 am CDT

Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v4 450GB Enterprise Review

Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v4 450GB Enterprise Review

The Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v4 increases capacity to 600GB, and boasts solid gains in performance. Let's take a closer look at the drive. | Oct 21, 2014 at 8:03 am CDT

Samsung 845DC PRO 800GB Enterprise SSD Review

Samsung 845DC PRO 800GB Enterprise SSD Review

Samsung's 800GB 845DC PRO enterprise SSD increases the benefits of 3D V-NAND with more endurance and higher random write performance. Let's take a look. | Oct 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm CDT

Crucial DDR4-2133 DRx4 RDIMM Memory Review - Testing up to 256GB

Crucial DDR4-2133 DRx4 RDIMM Memory Review - Testing up to 256GB

Today we are testing Crucial 16GB DDR4-2133 1.2v DRx4 RDIMM server memory in the lab. Let us check out how these memory kits perform at up to 256GB. | Oct 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm CDT

SanDisk Optimus Eco SSD RAID Enterprise Performance Analysis

SanDisk Optimus Eco SSD RAID Enterprise Performance Analysis

SanDisk's Optimus Eco is a widely deployed enterprise SAS SSD that delivers tremendous performance. We test eight of them in various DAS configurations. | Oct 17, 2014 at 9:03 am CDT

Thecus N8810U-G 8-Bay 10GbE Rackmount NAS Review

Thecus N8810U-G 8-Bay 10GbE Rackmount NAS Review

10GBaseT is coming of age. Thecus is on the cutting edge with the new N8810U-G NAS that brings high interconnect speeds down to reasonable price levels. | Oct 16, 2014 at 8:28 am CDT

Supermicro X10DAi (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review

Supermicro X10DAi (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review

Supermicro's new X10DAi workstation motherboard can run three video cards, tops out at 1TB of DDR4 RAM, and uses the latest Intel Haswell-EP processors. | Oct 14, 2014 at 9:05 am CDT

Netgear ReadyNAS RN716X 10GbE NAS Review

Netgear ReadyNAS RN716X 10GbE NAS Review

Today we're testing one of the fastest NAS products we've encountered. Look inside to see why Chris calls the Netgear 716 "the ultimate enthusiast NAS." | Oct 9, 2014 at 8:03 am CDT

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower Workstation Review

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower Workstation Review

Today we have Lenovo's ThinkStation P300 Tower Workstation in the lab. Some have called it an entry-level workstation, but we think it has some surprises. | Oct 8, 2014 at 8:38 am CDT

WD Red 6TB NAS Enterprise HDD Review

WD Red 6TB NAS Enterprise HDD Review

WD's Red 6TB HDD offers 6TB of capacity, and addresses eight-bay RAID and NAS applications. Let's take a closer look now as Paul puts it through its paces. | Oct 7, 2014 at 8:06 am CDT

OCZ Intrepid 3600 Enterprise SSD Review

OCZ Intrepid 3600 Enterprise SSD Review

OCZ releases its homegrown Intrepid 3600 enterprise SSD for read-intensive workloads. Today Paul compares it other leading SSDs in its class. | Oct 3, 2014 at 11:20 am CDT

Quanta MESOS CB220 Continuous Availability NAS Review

Quanta MESOS CB220 Continuous Availability NAS Review

Today Chris spends time investigating the Quanta MESOS CB220, a Continuous Availability NAS. If you're after a serious NAS setup, check this out. | Oct 3, 2014 at 12:15 am CDT

Supermicro X10DRC-T4+ (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review

Supermicro X10DRC-T4+ (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review

Processing power, storage, and network options are just what the Supermicro X10DRC-T4+ has plenty of. Let's get it fired up, and see what it can do. | Oct 1, 2014 at 12:10 pm CDT

WD Red Pro 4TB Enterprise NAS HDD Review

WD Red Pro 4TB Enterprise NAS HDD Review

WD's Red Pro provides enhanced performance, and extends the benefits of the Red series to the SMB and SME space. Let's take a closer look in Paul's review. | Sep 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm CDT

Seagate 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 RAID Analysis

Seagate 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 RAID Analysis

The new crop of 6TB HDDs offer outstanding capacity and a big boost in performance. Today we analyze performance of eight Seagate 6TB HDDs in a 48TB array. | Sep 25, 2014 at 8:10 pm CDT

Supermicro SSE-X3348TR Layer 3 10G-BaseT Switch Review

Supermicro SSE-X3348TR Layer 3 10G-BaseT Switch Review

Supermicro's SSE-X33TR switch brings 48 10GBASE-T ports to the top of the rack with four 40GbE expansion ports. Come check out Chris' full review. | Sep 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm CDT

Samsung PM853T 960GB Enterprise SSD Review

Samsung PM853T 960GB Enterprise SSD Review

Samsung expands its 3-bit MLC assault on the datacenter with the PM853T, another refined OEM solution for read-centric applications. | Sep 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm CDT

Lenovo ThinkServer RD640 Server Review

Lenovo ThinkServer RD640 Server Review

Lenovo's RD640 ThinkServer is optimized for demanding applications such as virtualization, cloud, and compute workloads. Here is William's full review. | Sep 23, 2014 at 8:10 am CDT

Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ512GCSU Enterprise SSD Review

Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ512GCSU Enterprise SSD Review

Toshiba's HG6 enterprise SSD is custom-built to serve a wide variety of light and read-intensive workloads. Read on for Paul's full thoughts on the drive. | Sep 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm CDT

Samsung SM843T 480GB Enterprise SSD Review

Samsung SM843T 480GB Enterprise SSD Review

Samsung's SM843T addresses heavy write workloads in a multitude of applications. Read on as Paul tells us all about this new 480GB enterprise SSD. | Sep 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm CDT

Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 Tower Server Review

Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 Tower Server Review

Lenovo's TD340 provides high performance in a tower server for small business needs. If you are not ready to invest in a server rack, it could be for you. | Sep 15, 2014 at 8:12 am CDT

ASRock EP2C612D16FM (Intel C612 and DDR4) Server Motherboard Review

ASRock EP2C612D16FM (Intel C612 and DDR4) Server Motherboard Review

Intel's Haswell-EP and the Wellsburg platform C612 are out and we are ready to take our first look with the ASRock EP2C612D16FM DDR4 server motherboard. | Sep 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm CDT

Overview of Supermicro's DDR4 Intel Xeon C612 Server Motherboards

Overview of Supermicro's DDR4 Intel Xeon C612 Server Motherboards

With the release of the new Intel Haswell-EP Xeon processors, Supermicro is ready with a new line of motherboards to support these new CPU's and DDR4. | Sep 12, 2014 at 8:10 am CDT

Overview of GIGABYTE's DDR4 Intel Xeon C612 Server Motherboards

Overview of GIGABYTE's DDR4 Intel Xeon C612 Server Motherboards

GIGABYTE presents its new line up of server motherboards, utilizing the new Intel C612 chipset that supports DDR4 and Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors. | Sep 11, 2014 at 12:39 pm CDT

Intel Haswell-EP Xeon E5-2600 v3 Server Family Processor Overview

Intel Haswell-EP Xeon E5-2600 v3 Server Family Processor Overview

Today Intel releases its brand new Haswell-EP Xeon 2600 v3 server processors. William tells us what we can expect in terms of features and performance. | Sep 8, 2014 at 7:30 am CDT

Toshiba THNSNJ480PCS3 HK3R Enterprise SSD Review

Toshiba THNSNJ480PCS3 HK3R Enterprise SSD Review

Toshiba's HK3R enterprise SSD leverages Toshiba 19nm Toggle mode NAND to deliver solid performance and endurance. Check out what Paul has to say about it. | Sep 4, 2014 at 8:20 am CDT

Belkin OmniView Secure 4-Port Business-Class KVM Review

Belkin OmniView Secure 4-Port Business-Class KVM Review

Today Tyler looks at the new Belkin OmniView Secure 4-Port Business-Class KVM. If you're on the market for a serious KVM, take a look at his review. | Aug 31, 2014 at 9:31 am CDT

Samsung 845DC PRO Enterprise SSD Review

Samsung 845DC PRO Enterprise SSD Review

Samsung's 845DC PRO wields the power of 3D V-NAND, as they continue to expand their branded SSD portfolio. Read on as Paul tells us about this unique SSD. | Aug 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm CDT

Crucial DDR4 Memory Performance Overview Early Look vs. DDR2 & DDR3

Crucial DDR4 Memory Performance Overview Early Look vs. DDR2 & DDR3

Is there any reason to be excited about DDR4 memory? Read on as William gives us an overview of performance on what to expect versus DDR2 and DDR3 RAM. | Aug 27, 2014 at 10:33 am CDT

ASUS P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L (Intel Avoton) Server Motherboard Review

ASUS P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L (Intel Avoton) Server Motherboard Review

Small form factor design and a powerful storage feature list is included with the ASUS P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L motherboard. Take a look at William's review. | Aug 22, 2014 at 9:05 am CDT

Supermicro X9SRL-F-O (Intel C602) Server Motherboard Review

Supermicro X9SRL-F-O (Intel C602) Server Motherboard Review

Today William reviews the Supermicro X9SRL-F-O server motherboard. It has a great set of features, so let's take a look and see what it can do. | Aug 21, 2014 at 9:02 am CDT

MicroQuill SmartHeap Overview - Improve your SPEC CPU2006 Scores

MicroQuill SmartHeap Overview - Improve your SPEC CPU2006 Scores

Today William takes a look at a well-known software product that will optimize SPEC CPU2006 scores, and that is SmartHeap by MicroQuill. Let's take a look. | Aug 21, 2014 at 1:12 am CDT

Intel SSD DC P3700 1.6TB PCIe NVMe Enterprise Review

Intel SSD DC P3700 1.6TB PCIe NVMe Enterprise Review

Intel releases the world's first NVMe SSD to hit the retail market, and it brings along improved performance and latency. Check out Paul's full review. | Aug 4, 2014 at 10:55 am CDT

HGST FlashMAX II 2.2TB Enterprise PCIe SSD Review

HGST FlashMAX II 2.2TB Enterprise PCIe SSD Review

HGST offers PCIe SSDs focused on boosting application performance and providing superior density, but its primary strength is in its software. | Jul 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm CDT