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SAS RAID 0 VS SCSI RAID 0 VS SATA Benchmarks

Jan 30, 2009 by Paul White

SCSI vs SAS comparison testsNow that the server world is heavily adopting SATA drives and SAS drives for those who want extra performance,  there are a lot of people wondering how this technology compares to the old IDE and SCSI drives.  Time for some performance benchmarks to put this question to rest. 

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Dell Poweredge Server won't boot after Shipping

Jan 29, 2009 by Paul White

Dell Poweredge 1750If you have ever run into the problem of buying or selling something on ebay, only to have it not work once it reaches it destination, you know the kind stress this creates.  Basically the Dell Poweredge 1750 Server I had was not booting up, and would flash an orange / amber light on the front, and had no display, and no beeps.  The solution was pretty simple, Reseat everything!

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Most Software still does not Utilize Multicore Chips

Dec 14, 2008 by Paul White

Normally when you upgrade your computer to some new wild multicore chip, as I did with the Intel i7.  You would expect some dramatic performance results.  Unfortunately it would seem that most software was not written to take advantage of the multiple cores.  Read more for an in depth rant about software and the intel i7

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SAS drives on ASUS P6T RAID 0 Benchmark

Dec 7, 2008 by Paul White

SAS 15K drives mounted in full towerI finally got my new workstation up and running. I will post some photos of the actual unit soon.  But for now I wanted to share these bench marks with everyone.  No need to get a dedicated RAID card, the build in SAS RAID support from the ASUS P6T x58 motherboard gets the job done just fine.
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