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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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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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Who is this “max” bloke anyway? (maxCachePlus that is)

Someone in Adaptec marketing has a son called “Max” … that’s my theory anyway … because just about everything we do these days has letters “max” involved. The latest incarnation is maxCachePlus. This is an evolution of our previous maxCache … Continue reading

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Am I a luddite? (or … do I purchase on price or features)

Yes I have an iphone, imac and yes I use a laptop (constantly), but I’m only just getting around to moving up in the world to an ipad. I recently decided that I would have use for one of these … Continue reading

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The SAS (r)evolution …

When someone within the company started discussing the evolution of SAS a couple of weeks ago, I thought I misheard them … was that “revolution” or “evolution”? Turns out it’s been a bit of both. In early days it was … Continue reading

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I want a rubber/lego/meccano hard disk …

Stop sniggering. This is not about being able to drop a disk from a great height and have it survive … it’s about me making my own disk. Now that sounds as dumb as anything I’ve put in a blog … Continue reading

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Did you know (2) …

It’s happened again … the brain stopped working. So instead of writing something new I’m going to tell you about another little quirk of our controllers … just in case you need a bit more technical information. In reality I’m … Continue reading

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Sometimes I surprise even myself …

I wrote the following back in early 2009. I’ve never really thought too much about how right or wrong I am … that’s for the critics to work out. However read the following in italics, then read on about our … Continue reading

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