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Promise Fastrak TX4650 Review

August 7th, 2010 No comments

bit-tech.net reviews the Promise Fastrak TX4650, a 4-port SATA software RAID PCI-E card, and benchmarks it against the Intel ICH10R.

How to build a NAS box

July 25th, 2010 1 comment

bit-tech.net has a new article on building a FreeNAS box, including choosing hardware and installing the software.

Awesome Custom Built 16 TB Atom Powered NAS

June 26th, 2010 No comments

Will Urbina has posted full build pics of a low power NAS using an Atom processor, HighPoint 8-port RAID card, and eight 2 TB SATA drives.

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LSI MegaRAID SATA and SAS 9260-8i RAID Card Review – RAID Cards and You – Legit Reviews

January 20th, 2010 No comments

Legit Reviews takes a 6Gbps SATA/SAS LSI RAID card for and spin and ends up with a lot of performance graphs.

Today I have LSI’s latest RAID card, the MegaRAID 9260-8i SAS 6Gbps controller. Featuring a compact PowerPC RAID-on-Chip controller, 512mb of DDR2 cache, a PCIe 2.0 x8 slot, and SAS/SATA 6Gbps connectivity, the 9260-8i is one well equipped RAID card. Marketing documentation boasts of maximum 2875MB/s reads and 1850MB/s writes through the 800MHz PowerPC LSISAS2108 ROC, well over three times the throughput limits of the ICH10R controller built into Intel’s desktop platforms.

Categories: Benchmarks, LSI, RAID Cards

Comprehensive RAID Performance Report

May 10th, 2007 No comments

George Ou over at ZDNet has RAID benchmarks for various flavors of RAID, based mainly around the RAID10 and the Intel ICH8R RAID controller.

Categories: Benchmarks, Intel, RAID Cards

RAIDzilla: DIY RAID5 NAS with Attitude

May 3rd, 2007 1 comment

SmallNetBuilder walks through building a 16 drive RAID5 NAS with FreeBSD 6.

Building your own Nas

February 28th, 2007 3 comments

WhatPC? brings a complete NAS building guide involving Mini-ITX motherboards, Promise hardware RAID, and NASLite commercial NAS operating system.

DIY RAID 5 NAS Server Worklog

February 24th, 2007 1 comment

This blog contains full instructions, including links and  pictures of all hardware needed, to build a 1+ TB NAS. Windows XP is used as the software, while a Highpoint RocketRAID hardware RAID card takes care of the drives.

I did some research into building a network attached storage (NAS) server, and bought the appropriate hardware online. I’ll cover the steps I took to build a homebrew NAS server capable of offering 1Tb of redundant RAID 5 storage.

400GB Hard Disk Drives in RAID 0, RAID 5 and RAID 10 Arrays: Performance Analysis

February 24th, 2007 No comments

X-bit labs benchmarks several different models of 400 GB SATA drives in four drive raid arrays. Tests are done using an Areca ARC1220 RAID controller, probably on Windows.

Build a Cheap and Fast RAID 5 NAS

February 10th, 2007 No comments

SmallNetBuilder’s guide to building your own NAS device. In it they use a standard PC with an LSI Logic MegaRAID hardware-based RAID card. Included are step-by-step screenshots on setting up the RAID device using the MegaRAID’s bios, and benchmark of the machine while running Ubuntu Linux and FreeNAS.