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QNAP unveils two Turbo NAS servers

Posted in Servers by Conner Flynn on August 10th, 2009

QNAP unveils two Turbo NAS serversToday QNAP Systems announced two new Turbo NAS servers that target enterprise and corporate environments. The TS-439U-RP and the TS-439U-SPK both have four drives and can work with 1U racks and are hot-swappable.

They can hold up to 8TB using 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drives and have a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor along with 1GB of RAM for 87.3MBps transfer speeds. Both can be set up in RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 5+ configurations and also have iSCSI Target service and dual gigabit LAN ports.

CyberPower launches compact Windows Home Server 100

Posted in Servers by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2009

CyberPower launches compact Windows Home Server 100Best known for their gaming machines and workstations CyberPower has jumped into the Windows Home Server market. The Windows Home Server 100 is packaged in a compact Mini-ITX enclosure, offers 500GB of storage for $399, and is designed to be quiet and energy-efficient.

The hardware specs aren’t bad either featuring a 1.6Ghz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of DDR2 Memory, 7200 RPM SATA-II HDD, Gigabit Ethernet, and S-Video & Audio output support via its Intel GMA 950 mainboard. Full press release below.

Eurocom D901C Phantom-X server laptop

Posted in Servers by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2008

Eurocom D901C Phantom-X server laptop
Here is a laptop on some serious steroids. The Eurocom D901C Phantom-X has more muscle then is good for it’s battery life, which is a mere hour. Some features include: Quad Core Xeon X3360 2.8GHz processor, 1.5TB of storage space (three SATA-300 drives), 8GB DDR2-800 RAM, Blu-ray burner and a 17″ display. As far as looks, it’s pretty average though.

If you have deep enough pockets, you’ll want to check this laptop out. Just be careful you don’t throw your back out lugging this 12 pound beast. Judging by Eurocom’s other products, it will likely cost you about $3,500.

Apple unveils Mac Pro, Xserve with 8 cores

Posted in Apple,Mac,Servers by Darrin Olson on January 8th, 2008

Apple unveils Xserver, Mac Pro and CES 2008Even though Apple’s MacWorld is only a week away we wouldn’t expect Jobs and company to just stay quiet during the whole week of CES, patiently waiting for their time. Today Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro and the Xserve both with the ability to be powered by up to 8 processor cores.

The Mac Pro houses two of Intel’s 45nm Quad-Core Xeon processors at up to 3.2GHz giving it twice the power of the prior model. It comes packing a 1600MHz front-side bus and as much as 32GB of 800MHz memory, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card with 256MB, dual gigabit Ethernet and 4 available HDD bays that combined can bring 4TB of storage to the new Mac Pro. Also, the number eight is most significant here with processor cores but it’s also the number of 30-inch monitors that can be driven by the computer.

Wal-Mart is helping a guy buy for his girl

Posted in Servers by Darrin Olson on December 13th, 2007

Help a Guy Buy gift buying aid from WalmartNo doubt Walmart has seen its share of last minute guy-shoppers desperately looking for a gift for their significant others, moms, etc. I know because I’ve been there on Christmas eve, and I was not alone. In effort to make your search a little less stressful and hopefully thwart some last-minute visits to the store Wal-Mart has a website that can help narrow your gift search for “her”.

The HelpAGuyBuy site takes you through steps to choose a recipient and then a series of 10 short questions to help narrow down some great gift ideas tailored specifically to the likes of the person you have in mind. Thanks to this site my wife will get a decent gift that will arrive before Christmas this time, and she just might even like it.

Sun To Build Servers With Windows OS

Posted in Microsoft,News,Servers,Sun Microsystems by Darrin Olson on September 12th, 2007

Sun will start building servers in house with Microsoft Windows operating system installedIn a seemingly surprising twist, Sun Microsystems has announced that it will start building servers with its once-rival Microsoft Windows Operating system pre-installed. According to a statement by the company, they will start installing Windows Server 2003 on its servers that run Intel 64-bit processors and they will be available for purchase in about three months.

Due to the history Microsoft and Sun share of being bitter rivals this news comes as a surprise to many, although in reality Sun seems to have changed its strategy in the matter to a more opportunistic one by being the providers of an OS that often would end up on the servers either way. The move will also allow them to better service their customers by providing the OS installation service up front. Microsoft will also likely see …