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Perfect Disk

PerfectDisk 12 with RAID–First Impressions

Not having such great luck with defrag programs in the past, I have stayed away from this type of software.  When I had tried them before, they tended to be more problematic than they where worth.  For starters, they hogged CPU, thrashed your hard drives constantly, and in some cases even caused corruption.  Taking the […]

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System Build

Step by Step System Build

Below are a series of videos that will hopefully help you build your own systems.  They will walk you through every step of the build and hopefully help you understand the importance of some of the parts selections as well as some tips and tricks.  

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Creating Raid

Building your RAID 5 Array

Below are some videos that created that will hopefully walk you through building your first RAID 5 array using a highpoint controller.  Please post your comments and let me know what you think.   HighPoint RocketRAID 2720SGL 8-Port PCI-Express 2.0 x8 SAS/SATA RAID Controller

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Raid Expansion

RAID 5 Expansion

As we migrated from V1 to WHS 2011, many of us have turned to RAID in one form or another to handle our storage needs.  Specifically we have implemented various forms of RAID 0, 1, and 5 in our systems.  Depending on the controller you are using, many of these RAID configurations can be expanded […]

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MaxIOPs V3

The Vertex 3 Saga Completed

As most of you who listen to the podcast know, I have been having some some issues with the new Vertex 3 MAX IOPS.  After my initial impressions, I started getting some periodic system pauses and lockups which I wrongfully assumed was the motherboard.  As it turns out, all the BSOD and lock up issues […]

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