Category Archives: Storage Management

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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Are you using your storage the right way? …

Spent a short time yesterday at VMware VMworld 2013 “Defy” Convention. Now maybe that should be “deny” convention but that would be cynical of me. 99.9% of the vendors at the show were showing SAN products – storage, backup, de-dupe, … Continue reading

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Growing the datacenter …

Adaptec by PMC has some pretty cool products that work really well in datacenters. For datacenter operators who have moved on from the “just throw brand-name hardware at it” to the “lets’ do it a lot cheaper and build our … Continue reading

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Driving me crazy …

I’m constantly asked the question: “what drives should I use?” Well these days I, like many others, am struggling to answer that question. I talk to drive vendors on a regular basis and they are constantly releasing new drives – … Continue reading

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So why change the cables?

Adaptec 7 and 8 series controllers have moved to the new mini-SAS-HD (high-density – codename 8643) cable as opposed to the previous “mini-SAS” (codename 8087) connector of the 3, 5 and 6 series controllers. Why? The older 8087 has served … Continue reading

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To cloud or not to cloud? …

A long time ago I wrote a blog about how to set up a small business server to maximum efficiency for all the different components going on in that box (Window Small Business Server). While reviewing some old documentation I … Continue reading

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flexConfig … so what’s in a name?

Howdy folks, Been a while since I put fingers to keyboard in this application because I’ve been getting my head around some fancy new changes we made to our RAID cards in our Series 7 range. In years gone by … Continue reading

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So who needs 735MB per second (per drive)?

Howdy folks, I just spent the last few days standing around IDF in Beijing showing off Adaptec’s latest 7 series controller. We also had on display our new range of HBAs. Yes, Adaptec is back in the HBA game … … Continue reading

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