Research And Development

Windows 7, Intel Apollo Lake and You

Written on April 27, 2018 By Support Team
As Intel releases new hardware and Microsoft heavily pushes Windows 10 to the fore-front, Windows 7 support is getting left behind. With the Intel J3455 Apollo Lake platform, Windows 7 is a bit tricky to get working. In this post we go…
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How to Stop Windows 10 from Rebooting for Updates

Written on September 14, 2017 By Support Team
Microsoft has started automatically rebooting computers running Windows 10 in order to install updates. While this may be a good thing for those PCs that haven't installed security updates, for power users it could cause major issues.…
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Intro to IPMI: Basic Overview

Written on May 15, 2017 By Support Team
IPMI is a special remote management chip built into select SuperMicro motherboards (typically indicated by the letter "F" after the dash in motherboard model numbers). IPMI is used by many different manufacturers, and in this article we…
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What is RAID for?

Written on May 9, 2017 By Support Team
In this post we want to go into a brief overview of what RAID is and what RAID isn't, why RAID isn't an ideal backup solution, and what data availability is.
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1U Appliance Server - 12-inch deep

This 1U Mini Server is the perfect platform for applications where rack depth is incredibly limited. Offering up to 8 processing threads and a maximum of 64GB of RAM, this systems packs the most power possible into a super shallow 12"…
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Windows 7 Installation on SuperMicro X11

Written on May 3, 2017 By Support Team
When installing Windows 7 on one of SuperMicro's X11 generation "Skylake" motherboards, you will likely run into an issue where the mouse and keyboard don't work or the Windows 7 installer is unable to read the installation media. Here…
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Windows 7 End Of Life

Written on May 2, 2017 By Support Team
According to Microsoft, general support for Windows 7 ended back in January of 2015. There is "extended support" until January of 2020, however this does not mean things are all fine and dandy. There are some major road…
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What is the difference between hardware, software, and fakeraid?

Written on April 18, 2017 By Support Team
The three primary implementations of RAID(Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Disks) that are seen in most markets is Hardware RAID, Software RAID, and FakeRAID. Each containing their own limitations and advantages.
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