Author Archives: Neil

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Too old for this stuff ... should be out riding the Monster!

Is your ISCSI fast enough?

iSCSI is a great technology. It gives you the ability to create SANs very cheaply and easily, without having to become a guru in fibre channel or put yourself into deep debt buying all the fibre equipment. By using easily … Continue reading

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Playing games beats working … any day …

Was recently asked a question about SCSI-Express by a customer … eg when are we going to have controller out to handle such devices etc. So I flicked back a question … what devices? He quick threw back some links … Continue reading

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Content delivery …

We have a constant battle in the halls of PMC … what exactly should the blog look like? While some of that discussion is based around the look and feel, most of it is based around the content. Should it … Continue reading

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So who is using whitebox servers?

We have this discussion all the time at Adaptec … who is using whitebox servers? Focus number 1 these days is datacenters – and yes a large portion of them use whitebox. Once they get to the numbers that those … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the square … or “how to build a small server”

Everyone today likes SSDs, but no-one wants to buy more than they need and more than they can afford. The following article shows you some options in how to build a server, small or large, using the benefits of SSD … Continue reading

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Computex …

Spent a week in Taiwan at Computex – it’s an amazing combination of technology providers and customers from across the world. PMC had two main focus at this event – one was to work with Chenbro in promoting their new … Continue reading

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Is it compatible?

Does this work with this? That’s a question that Adaptec often receives from customers who are trying to purchase hard drives to suit a customer application. Very often those drives are new to the customer (hard drive vendors change models … Continue reading

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Oh my goodness, my backplane has an LSI expander! …

So what? Adaptec cards are tested to work with a large number of devices. While we do our best to hide our compatibility reports (dig at Marketing but I know that is being fixed) … these reports show that we … Continue reading

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Power management – are you using it?

Adaptec controllers have, for quite some time now, had the ability to power manage the hard drives attached to the controller. It’s a free feature that watches the data throughput to the drives, and can be set to spin the … Continue reading

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Banging on about that card again …

I know I harp about this card, but only because I think it deserves more of a rap than it normally gets … so please read on … Are you using SSD Drives? It has become very common for system … Continue reading

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