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HGST 6TB Ultrastar He6 Helium-Filled HDD Investigated

HGST 6TB Ultrastar He6 Helium-Filled HDD Investigated

HGST revolutionizes data storage with the advent of the He6 Helium-Filled HDD. Paul takes a close look at this exciting new storage development. | Nov 4, 2013 at 9:47 am CST

GIGABYTE GA-6LXSV Haswell Xeon Server Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE GA-6LXSV Haswell Xeon Server Motherboard Review

With new Xeon E3-1200 V3 Haswell CPU's entering the market, there are plenty of motherboards to choose from. Let's take a look at GIGABYTE GA-6LXSV. | Oct 29, 2013 at 9:07 am CDT

TRENDnet TL2-G244 24-Port Gigabit Layer 2 Switch Review

TRENDnet TL2-G244 24-Port Gigabit Layer 2 Switch Review

The TL2-G244 is marketed to SMB users, but does it have the features and performance they desire? We take a look at TRENDnet's latest Layer 2 switch. | Oct 28, 2013 at 8:01 am CDT

SanDisk X210 256GB Business Class SSD - Exploring Overprovisioning

SanDisk X210 256GB Business Class SSD - Exploring Overprovisioning

SanDisk's release of its X210 caters to a growing market for SSDs tailored for read-centric applications. Today we look closely at overprovisioning. | Oct 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm CDT

Thecus N4510U Rackmount NAS Review

Thecus N4510U Rackmount NAS Review

It's been a while since we published a rackmount NAS review, but with our multi-client office test proven, more product reviews are coming soon. | Oct 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm CDT

Seagate NAS 4TB HDD Enterprise Review

Seagate NAS 4TB HDD Enterprise Review

Seagate's 4TB NAS HDD provides a direct competitor to the WD Red line from WD. We place them head-to-head to see which comes out on top. | Oct 9, 2013 at 9:05 pm CDT

SanDisk X210 Business Class 512GB SSD Review

SanDisk X210 Business Class 512GB SSD Review

SanDisk's X210 is the company's flagship offering for business notebook and server operating system use. Today we look at the 512GB model. | Oct 3, 2013 at 9:03 am CDT

Rosewill RSV-L4000 Rackmount Server Case Review

Rosewill RSV-L4000 Rackmount Server Case Review

Today we're looking at the RSV-L4000 that's based on the same platform as the $199 Rosewill RSV-L4411, but costs less than $100. Let's take a look. | Sep 19, 2013 at 9:02 am CDT

Rosewill RSV-L4411 Rackmount Server Case Review

Rosewill RSV-L4411 Rackmount Server Case Review

For most DIYers, the key to a good rackmount case is price, quality and the number of HDDs that can fit inside. Let's see if Rosewill offers this. | Sep 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm CDT

Micron P420m 1.4TB PCIe Enterprise SSD Review

Micron P420m 1.4TB PCIe Enterprise SSD Review

Micron's P420m utilizes 25nm MLC NAND to deliver a competitive product for mainstream enterprise storage usage. Let's take a close look at it now. | Sep 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm CDT

WD Re (WD4000FYYZ) 4TB Enterprise HDD Review

WD Re (WD4000FYYZ) 4TB Enterprise HDD Review

The 6Gb/s WD Re datacenter HDD's offer up to 4TB of resilient storage under even the heaviest workloads. Let's put the 4TB SATA model to the test. | Sep 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm CDT

WD Red 4TB NAS HDD Enterprise Review

WD Red 4TB NAS HDD Enterprise Review

The latest generation of WD Red NAS HDDs offer an increase to 4TB in the 3.5-inch form factor with features tailored specifically for NAS users. | Sep 6, 2013 at 9:03 pm CDT

SanDisk's SMART CloudSpeed 1000E Enterprise SSD Review

SanDisk's SMART CloudSpeed 1000E Enterprise SSD Review

SMART Storage Systems (A SanDisk Company) releases the CloudSpeed 1000E enterprise SSD that is geared for mainstream server and cloud systems. | Sep 6, 2013 at 9:07 am CDT

SanDisk X210 Business Class 256GB SSD Consumer Review

SanDisk X210 Business Class 256GB SSD Consumer Review

SanDisk's new X210 solid state drive fills the need for business notebooks and read intensive servers use including server operating system loads. | Aug 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm CDT

Intel DC S3700 Enterprise SSD 8-Drive and 4-Drive RAID Report

Intel DC S3700 Enterprise SSD 8-Drive and 4-Drive RAID Report

We test RAID 0 and RAID 5 arrays of the high-performance Intel DC S3700 series enterprise SSDs in 4-drive and 8-drive configurations. | Aug 27, 2013 at 8:01 am CDT

Icy Dock MB982IP-1S-1 Review - Tested with Toshiba 12Gb/s SSD

Icy Dock MB982IP-1S-1 Review - Tested with Toshiba 12Gb/s SSD

The Icy Dock MB982IP-1S-1 is a high quality 2.5" to 3.5" SAS drive bay converter that allows for easy conversion of a SAS drive. | Aug 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm CDT

HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 Enterprise HDD Review

HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 Enterprise HDD Review

HGST's Ultrastar 7K4000 is a 3.5" 7,200 RPM Enterprise-class HDD geared for cloud storage, massive scale out, RAID arrays and NAS. Let's take a look. | Aug 16, 2013 at 5:05 pm CDT

Seagate Enterprise Capacity Constellation ES.3 Enterprise HDD Review

Seagate Enterprise Capacity Constellation ES.3 Enterprise HDD Review

Seagate's Enterprise Capacity Constellation ES.3 hard disk drive offers a solution for high capacity requirements and 24x7 bulk data storage. | Aug 14, 2013 at 9:02 am CDT

Toshiba MG03ACA400 4TB Enterprise HDD Review

Toshiba MG03ACA400 4TB Enterprise HDD Review

Toshiba's MG03ACA400 4TB Enterprise HDD offers a capacity-intensive Tier-2 solution for storage of unstructured data. Let's take a close look at it. | Aug 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm CDT

Seagate 1.2TB Enterprise Performance 10K v7 Enterprise HDD Review

Seagate 1.2TB Enterprise Performance 10K v7 Enterprise HDD Review

The Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K v7 is a 10,000 RPM SAS HDD designed for mission critical server applications. Let's take a close look. | Aug 9, 2013 at 9:01 am CDT

Western Digital WD Se Enterprise HDD Review

Western Digital WD Se Enterprise HDD Review

The WD Se rounds out WD's expansive range of storage solutions for the datacenter. The WD Se is designed to aDDRess the need for high capacity scale out storage in replicated and NAS environments, providing a more economical method of storing large amounts of data. | Jul 11, 2013 at 12:03 am CDT

HGST Ultrastar SSD800MM Enterprise 12Gb/s SSD Review

HGST Ultrastar SSD800MM Enterprise 12Gb/s SSD Review

The HGST Ultrastar SSD800MM brings PCIe-like performance to a 2.5" form factor SSD with the new 12Gb/s SAS interface. | Jul 9, 2013 at 8:01 am CDT

Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD V.6 (Savvio 10K.6) SAS Enterprise HDD Review

Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD V.6 (Savvio 10K.6) SAS Enterprise HDD Review

The Seagate Enterprise Performance V.6 offers users the sequential performance of 15K HDDs in a small form factor. Enhanced power consumption, standard encryption and other new features round out the latest enterprise HDD offering from Seagate. | Jun 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm CDT

Intel DC S3500 480GB Enterprise SSD Review

Intel DC S3500 480GB Enterprise SSD Review

Intel launches the DC S3500 Enterprise SSD for read-centric applications and light mixed workloads with enterprise-class features at rock bottom pricing. The DC S3500 targets the rapidly growing mainstream SSD market, follow us as we review it. | Jun 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm CDT

WORLD EXCLUSIVE - Toshiba PX02SM Series 12Gb/s Enterprise SSD Review

WORLD EXCLUSIVE - Toshiba PX02SM Series 12Gb/s Enterprise SSD Review

The Toshiba PX02SM series of SSDs leverages the enhanced speed of dual port 12Gb/s SAS, the Toshiba/Marvell controller and 24nm eMLC NAND to provide bleeding edge performance. | May 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm CDT

Kingston SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD Review

Kingston SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD Review

Kingston provides the SSDNow E100 as its enterprise offering with 32nm Toshiba eMLC Toggle NAND powered by the LSI SandForce SF-2582 controller. With an impressive set of enterprise features geared for the datacenter, we test the SSDNow E100 against the current top enterprise SSD's. | May 16, 2013 at 12:06 am CDT

KingFast F3 Plus Series KF2510SCF Enterprise SSD Review

KingFast F3 Plus Series KF2510SCF Enterprise SSD Review

KingFast recently merged with the SSD manufacturing juggernaut RunCore. The two companies blend the high-end products of RunCore with the value-oriented client and enterprise SSD's from KingFast. Today we test KingFast's latest SLC SSD, the F3 Plus. | May 15, 2013 at 12:23 am CDT

Seagate 600 Pro Enterprise SSD Review

Seagate 600 Pro Enterprise SSD Review

Seagate unveils a comprehensive line of SSD solutions to solidify their position in the enterprise SSD market. Today we test the 600 Pro, its newest enterprise SATA SSD. | May 7, 2013 at 8:10 am CDT

Comay Pluto SC3 Enterprise SSD Review

Comay Pluto SC3 Enterprise SSD Review

Comay's Pluto SC3 features an LSI SandForce 2481 controller in tandem with Intel 25nm MLC NAND. With enterprise class features, such as host power-loss protection and enhanced data security, and a low price point, this will make for a good option for the value-conscious. | Apr 25, 2013 at 10:15 am CDT

SuperSSpeed S301 Hyper Gold SLC Enterprise SSD Review

SuperSSpeed S301 Hyper Gold SLC Enterprise SSD Review

The SuperSSpeed Hyper Gold SLC SSD typically competes in the consumer market. With a great price point and impressive endurance from its SLC NAND, the S301 has great crossover appeal. Today we test the S301 against the current heavyweights in the enterprise SSD market. | Apr 19, 2013 at 11:25 am CDT

Consumer (Samsung and OCZ) vs. Enterprise (SMART Optimus) SSD Performance Analysis

Consumer (Samsung and OCZ) vs. Enterprise (SMART Optimus) SSD Performance Analysis

We analyze consumer SSD performance in comparison to an enterprise SSD. Ever wondered what the difference is, besides the price? Read on! | Apr 17, 2013 at 11:56 am CDT

SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 Enterprise SSD Review

SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 Enterprise SSD Review

The CloudSpeed 500 leverages SMART Storage Technology's Guardian Technology suite to provide a low-cost SSD that features enhanced endurance and performance, along with host power-fail protection. | Apr 16, 2013 at 8:56 am CDT

Toshiba MK01GRRB/R 2.5-inch 6Gb/s SAS 15K RPM Enterprise RAID Report

Toshiba MK01GRRB/R 2.5-inch 6Gb/s SAS 15K RPM Enterprise RAID Report

The Toshiba MK01GRRB/R 2.5-inch 6Gb/s SAS 15K hard drives provide excellent performance in tandem with a small footprint, reduced power consumption and reliability. Today we test RAID performance and scaling of these small HDDs that pack a big punch. | Mar 15, 2013 at 8:49 am CDT

Samsung SM843 Pro Data Center Series 240GB SSD Review

Samsung SM843 Pro Data Center Series 240GB SSD Review

Samsung leverages the full power of its tremendous manufacturing capability with an SSD constructed entirely with Samsung building blocks. With the MDX controller, NAND and DRAM production in-house, Samsung aims to deliver the total package for their datacenter customers. | Mar 4, 2013 at 6:43 am CST

Adaptec by PMC ASR-72405 Enterprise RAID Controller Review

Adaptec by PMC ASR-72405 Enterprise RAID Controller Review

Adaptec by PMC's Series 7 controllers look to redefine the capabilities of the modern RAID controller. With a focus on a high native port count and new SAS HD cabling, the Series 7 controllers deliver an amazing 6.44 GB/s of sequential speed in tandem with 450,000 random IOPS. | Mar 1, 2013 at 8:59 am CST

Adaptec by PMC re-enters HBA Market with Series 7H, 7He and 6H Adaptors

Adaptec by PMC re-enters HBA Market with Series 7H, 7He and 6H Adaptors

Adaptec by PMC enters the HBA market with new HBAs with the industry's only PCIe Gen3 low profile/MD2 form factor with 16 native ports. | Feb 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm CST

Micron P400m 200GB Enterprise SSD Review

Micron P400m 200GB Enterprise SSD Review

Micron's new P400m enterprise SSD provides excellent endurance characteristics in conjunction with superior data protection, consistent performance and a low power threshold. | Feb 13, 2013 at 4:54 am CST

Intel DC S3700 800GB Enterprise SSD Review

Intel DC S3700 800GB Enterprise SSD Review

Intel releases the DC S3700 SSD for datacenter applications, featuring a new proprietary controller, optimized firmware and HET-MLC providing ten drive writes per day of endurance and class-leading performance consistency. | Feb 11, 2013 at 7:48 am CST

Micron P320h PCIe Enterprise SSD Review

Micron P320h PCIe Enterprise SSD Review

With its superb performance and unbelievable endurance, Micron continues its assault on the enterprise SSD space with the Micron P320h. This SLC-driven beast features 50PB of endurance and the highest speeds available on a single PCIe slot today. | Jan 8, 2013 at 11:22 am CST

SMART Optimus 400GB Enterprise SSD Review

SMART Optimus 400GB Enterprise SSD Review

The SMART Optimus heralds the beginning of a new era for the datacenter, the inclusion of MLC NAND SSDs into roles typically only served via SLC high-endurance SSDs. Providing SLC-like endurance from MLC NAND sounds like a magic trick or marketing hype at its finest. | Dec 13, 2012 at 6:12 am CST

LSI Nytro WarpDrive 800GB BLP4-800 PCIe Enterprise SSD Review

LSI Nytro WarpDrive 800GB BLP4-800 PCIe Enterprise SSD Review

LSI's second-generation WarpDrive BLP4-800 SSD offering includes four SandForce processors and eMLC flash for superb enterprise performance and endurance. | Nov 12, 2012 at 10:49 am CST

Toshiba MK01GRRB/R 2.5-inch 6Gb/s SAS 15,000 RPM Enterprise HDD Review

Toshiba MK01GRRB/R 2.5-inch 6Gb/s SAS 15,000 RPM Enterprise HDD Review

Toshiba's MK1401GRRB comes in a compact 2.5-inch form factor, yet provides tremendous power and capacity at 15,000 RPM. We take a closer look at Toshiba's flagship 2.5-inch enterprise HDD. | Oct 4, 2012 at 11:46 am CDT

TeleCommunication Systems Proteus Plus Military SSD Preview

TeleCommunication Systems Proteus Plus Military SSD Preview

TCS provides SSDs designed specifically for Military, Ruggedized and Industrial environments. We look at what it takes to qualify as a Ruggedized SSD. | Sep 28, 2012 at 11:12 am CDT

Adaptec Series 7 Enterprise RAID Controllers with PCIe 3.0 Preview

Adaptec Series 7 Enterprise RAID Controllers with PCIe 3.0 Preview

Adaptec releases their new Series 7 family of RAID controllers. We take a look at them in this preview. | Sep 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm CDT

Micron RealSSD P400E Five Drive JBOD Enterprise Report

Micron RealSSD P400E Five Drive JBOD Enterprise Report

We take five Micron P400E SSDs for a spin. With the value conscious read-centric enterprise storage segment rapidly expanding, Micron brings the P400E forward as the solution for entry-level enterprise-class SSD storage. | Aug 15, 2012 at 10:31 am CDT

LSI 9207-8i Mustang RAID Controller Host Bus Adapter Review

LSI 9207-8i Mustang RAID Controller Host Bus Adapter Review

The rush is on for companies such as LSI to deliver a host of storage components that allow customers to reap the generational benefits that PCIe 3.0 brings. | Aug 8, 2012 at 11:22 am CDT

Intel 910 800GB PCI Express Solid State Drive Enterprise RAID Report

Intel 910 800GB PCI Express Solid State Drive Enterprise RAID Report

We were lucky enough to have two Intel 910 800GB PCI Express SSDs in our lab. We could not resist the temptation to throw them together to explore the performance possible from a dual Intel 910 solution. | Jul 25, 2012 at 7:49 am CDT

Intel 910 800GB and 400GB PCI Express Solid State Drive Review

Intel 910 800GB and 400GB PCI Express Solid State Drive Review

Intel jumps into the server PCIe flash acceleration market and in a big way. With an amazingly low price point compared to competitors, Intel aims to dominate this market segment. | Jun 26, 2012 at 9:29 am CDT

AVADirect Custom Small Business Server System

AVADirect Custom Small Business Server System

AVADirect is a custom builder best known for their gaming systems, but their server and high performance PCs make up the majority of their builds. Today we take custom to a whole new level. | Oct 11, 2010 at 4:10 am CDT

ASUS Z8NA-D6C (Intel 5500) Motherboard

ASUS Z8NA-D6C (Intel 5500) Motherboard

With so many single socket motherboards floating around, we thought we would try a little dual CPU fun this time around. | Aug 3, 2010 at 9:48 am CDT