Time has come again, and Intel has released a new chipset for the LGA 1150 socket. The new Z97 chipset from Intel is pretty similar to that of the Z87 chipset that Intel released a little over a year ago. The only change that Intel has made over the Z87 is the addition of the M.2 SSD support. This doesn’t mean that ... Read More »
Today BIOSTAR has released their new micro ATX motherboard, the A88MQ. The A88MQ is based on the new AMD FM2+ socket design and supports AMD Multi-Core processors. On top of that, the motherboard also features the AMD A88X Chipset, 4 DIMM slots that allow for RAM expandability up to 64GB, SATA 3 6Gb/s ports, and support for AMD dual graphics ... Read More »
Giada Technology has launched the GIADA N70E-DR motherboard, perfect for building entry-level NAS servers. With a NAS server built upon the Giada N70E-DR, customers can achieve a low-cost implementation for file sharing, data backup and media server functionality all while enjoying professional server functions, high-capacity, high-reliability, and high performance data security. The compact and powerful Mini ITX board design, takes up only 17x17cm in space and sports a Rich component interface. With the powerful integrated architecture of Intel’s Ivy Bridge, the Celeron C1007U processors feature performance with power consumption at only 17W. The motherboard’s chipset supports native RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, with data security protection. Dual high-performance Intel 82583V ... Read More »
If one has any doubt on the increasing popularity of server builds these days, a quick look at the response to our sister site article, ‘ Building a Home Server – The Complete Guide‘ should ease your mind. Our prediction is that servers will soon be to desktops, what ultrabooks are becoming to laptop systems, a mainstream alternative. Our meeting ... Read More »
AMD Partners With Dot Hill for APU Virtual RAID Adapter Technology – Is It Better Than Hardware RAID?
Storage specialist Dot Hill has announced a partnership with AMD to provide virtual RAID adapter technology to be utilized with AMD’s newer generation of APUs. Dot Hill’s Virtual RAID Adapter technology is proving to be more flexible, and in many cases, better-performing than traditional RAID-on-motherboard or hardware RAID solutions. What is a Virtual RAID Adapter? Traditionally, RAID protection has been ... Read More »
The wonderful Annie Kan, Creative Manager of ZOTAC, gave me a great tour of the ZOTAC booth this evening. The company has come out with next-generation models of their HTPC line, which sells very well. The small ZBOX PC’s come in a variety of flavours; one in particular is so extremely tiny that it utilizes a lone mSATA SSD! The ... Read More »