Category Archives: Storage Management

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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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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