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LSI 9265-8i 6Gbps MegaRAID Card RAID 5 Tested! – Initial Testing

ATTO Disk Benchmark V.2.46 ATTO Disk Benchmark is the quickest and simplest method to determine transfer speeds and utilizes the same test methodology as manufacturers in arriving at performance results.  It simply measures raw sequential transfer speeds for both read and write access at various transfer sizes, producing a very easily understood result. Here we can see the controller pretty …

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LSI 9265-8i 6Gbps MegaRAID Card RAID 5 Tested! – AS SSD Testing

AS SSD BENCHMARK V.1.6 This is a straight no-cache run here, and the results are tremendous! The sequential writing speed is knocking at the door of the maximum write speed that is achievable with these drives.  The caching with the DDR3 definitely comes into play here. The scaling is absolutely superb considering the amount of computational overhead needed for the …

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LSI 9265-8i 6Gbps MegaRAID Card RAID 5 Tested! – IOMeter 08

Iometer 2008.08.18 For the enthusiast crowd and enterprise, I have included IOMeter which allows for configurable cache sizes.  We have set the test file to 8gb, so you can see the results without cache leverage. There are going to be a few screens displayed so your patience is appreciated as a few shots are just showing the massive amounts of …

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LSI 9265-8i 6Gbps MegaRAID Card RAID 5 Tested! – Final Thoughts

PCMARK VANTAGE HDD SUITE In PCMark Vantage the data simply cannot be manipulated, and a result is provided based on the transfer speeds observed in eight simulated user activities. This is also a widely accepted opinion held by many reviewers and storage enthusiasts. Through Vantage, the user gains large benefits in the write-back feature of the  RAID card as the …

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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Review

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Getting my head around OS X wasn’t easy and then diving into the programs needed to do my everyday stuff was another task that had to be learnt. Quite a big deal was being made for Office for Mac 2011 and as a happy Office 2010 for Windows user, I was looking forward to checking out the Mac version. There …

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Acer Iconia 6120 Dual-Screen Notebook PC @ Benchmark Reviews

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We’ve seen little innovation in laptop design in the last few years. Most companies seem to think that using a brushed aluminum finish or adding Intel’s latest mobile CPU is all they need to do to freshen a product line. Still, Acer’s not the first company to introduce a laptop with dual screens; the short-lived Toshiba Libretto W100 comes to …

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Xigmatek NRP-MC1002 1000 Watt Power Supply Review

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Many of our readers may be unfamiliar with the Xigmatek brand. Xigmatek is a relatively new company that began by offering excellent thermal management products to enthusiasts. Xigmatek was launched as a branch of parent company ‘Micro Technology’ in 2005 and they quickly expanded to offer more solutions for the DIY market such as computer cases and power supplies. Xigmatek’s …

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Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2133 DDR3 with Thermal Monitoring @ TechREACTION

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The performance memory market has continued to push the performance envelope over the last few generations of hardware, each new development ushering in more speed and better performance.  But beyond speed, memory has not yielded much material to the marketing departments. We all know that the marketing departments are tasked with getting products on the market and into your hands. …

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Crucial Unleashes the M4 SATA 3 SSD To The Public

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Just a quick note to pass on that Crucial M4 SSDs were made available for public purchase this morning and can be bought from Crucial direct by following this link! You may remember our original review which can be found here. Of particular interest just might be the pricing as we are seeing great prices for the 64GB, 128GB and …

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