Research And Development

Single-layer and Multi-layer Solid State Drives.

Written on March 21, 2017 By Support Team
Solid-state hard drives come in two flavors: SLC (Single-Layer Cells) MLC (Multi-Layer Cells). What’s the difference?
Read More

What is TLER?

Written on March 13, 2017 By Support Team
We get plenty of questions asking what RAID edition drives actually offer. Generally, the answer was firmer springs for vibrations in larger arrays and a longer warranty. One of the features of the RAID edition drives could be unlocked…
Read More

Improvements in Software RAIDs

Written on March 7, 2017 By Support Team
Still deciding between software and hardware RAIDs? We covered some of the differences between RAID controllers in our article “What is the difference between hardware, software, and fakeraid?”. However, we noticed that people…
Read More

10 Popular Utilities to Test Your System

Written on February 28, 2017 By Support Team
There exist many utilities out there that are must-haves for either system diagnostics or peace of mind when receiving a new unit. Many of them are listed and divided below in terms of the device/issue they may be used to test.
Read More

1U Mini Hardware Firewall - Front I/O

This is an excellent 1U platform for an appliance server. The front I/O design allows for quick and easy access to the gigabit ethernet ports, the expansion card slot, and to the USB ports.  This is a great choice for projects such as…
More Info

Ultimate Boot CD: Your Diagnostic Savior

Written on February 20, 2017 By Support Team
We’ve all been there for a system crashing or having a hardware issue. Finding the causes of this issue can be tricky if you don’t have the right tools. Luckily, Ultimate Boot CD exists to help us get through these problems.…
Read More

What kind of redundancy do I need?

Written on February 14, 2017 By Support Team
Redundancy can be applied to a computer by several methods. It can be offered in terms of backups, or in terms of system uptime. It’s use and value varies by the end user and intended use.
Read More

The Wonders of Universal I/O

Written on February 6, 2017 By Support Team
Supermicro has a special expansion port on some motherboards called a Universal I/O port. With a special riser card, a motherboard “extension” can be attached to the board to provide extra functionality. The cards actually…
Read More