Category Archives: Platforms

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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A trip down memory (storage) lane …

For some reason I was looking at Ebay (don’t tell the boss) at the number of old Adaptec products to be had for the intrepid nostalgia buff. SCSI HBA, SCSI raid, network cards, SATA raid cards, zero channel raid cards, … 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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Did you know (1) ? …

Having a bit of writers block this morning (“write blog article” appeared in Outlook calendar but brain is not responding in kind), so thought I’d take the easy way out and give a quick technical update on our products with … Continue reading

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But I told you … I don’t want 16 ports! (are you deaf?) …

So a customer rings up looking for a fast card for RAID 1 and RAID 10 – he’s going to use SSD’s to make his ultimate home workstation/video server/graphics-CAD machine etc etc (standard home user). He’s going full SSD no … Continue reading

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Getting the balance right …

Ying and yang … the Chinese had it just about right when they coined that phrase (and yes, I used google to check that in fact it is Chinese – though I’m sure some smart soul will tell me otherwise) … Continue reading

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