Research And Development

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…
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BBUs and You: Increasing Transfer Speeds While Keeping Your Data Safe

Written on January 31, 2017 By Support Team
If you’ve ever looked at a system on our website, chances are you’ve seen an option for a Battery Backup Unit (BBU). While some confuse it for a battery for the entire system, it’s actually just for hardware RAID controllers.
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The LackRack: An Affordable Rack Alternative

Written on January 30, 2017 By Support Team
We are always on the hunt for new and interesting ways servers are deployed. From what we’ve found, Ikea is quite a computer friendly company. A variety of people have noticed that a great deal of Ikea products have enough room for…
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Counterfeit Windows XP Scam Don’t Get Stuck With Invalid Software

Written on January 24, 2017 By Support Team
Since Windows XP was discontinued 2008, we have been working hard to get as many copies of it as possible in order to provide copies of XP for as long as we possibly can.
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Booting Into DOS Without A Floppy

Written on January 16, 2017 By Support Team
Every now and then a user might have to boot into DOS in order to update some firmware or perhaps a BIOS. Since floppy disks are generally a rarity to see nowadays, there needs to be alternative methods for booting into DOS. Here are some…
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What is 1U? – Explained, Plain and Simple

Written on January 10, 2017 By Support Team
Often times when people are new to the rackmount server world, there is a lot of confusion with the industry standard height measurements. The term 1U specifies that the chassis of the server is of 1 Rack Unit Height measurement. This…
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The 1U server form factor

Written on January 2, 2017 By Support Team
The 1U server form factor is the most popular choice for many different projects. From file server and NAS, to simple network appliances, even heavy duty virtualization servers.
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