Research And Development

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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What is RAID1? What is RAID0?

Written on April 11, 2017 By Support Team
RAID1 RAID1 is a “Mirrored set without parity” which provides 1:1 redundancy for a system’s data. It provides full redundancy from disk errors and failure of all but one of the drives. Contains an increased in read performance…
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What are the benefits of SAS and SATA drives?

Written on April 4, 2017 By Support Team
SAS and SATA represent two newer technologies branching from older SCSI and IDE interfaces. While both drives use the same data channel, a SAS drive would not work on a controller specifically designed for a SATA drive. Since SAS hard…
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SOHO Server

The TSC236 is our smallest non-rackmount server. With four hot-swap bays, it will make a perfect office NAS system. Unlike most NAS systems, this system can be used for any other application such as a database server or Windows Active…
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Hot swap: The truth of what at it can and cannot do for your server

Written on March 29, 2017 By Support Team
Most people expect hot swap to work one way and find it functioning in a completely different way. For instance, yes, it is possible to hot swap a single driver. However, when that single drive contains the OS for the server it will not…
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WARNING: Dangers of Seagate Desktop Hard Drives in RAID

Written on March 27, 2017 By Support Team
There are two main differences between enterprise-level and desktop-level hard drives. One being that enterprise drives have error correction firmware that enables the drive to verify that the read/write cycles are correct. Secondly, enterprise…
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