Tag: GA-Z77X-UD5H

Performance of a HighPoint RocketRAID 2720 RAID10 in a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H with Four Seagate ST3000DM001’s

Performance of a HighPoint RocketRAID 2720 RAID10 in a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H with Four Seagate ST3000DM001’s

By: John Stutsman Figure 1 — Lian-Li PC-A70F with GA-Z77X-UD5H and RocketRAID 2720 installed that was used in this test   Recently I upgrade my Testing Server that had been introduced in A Server Build With A GA-Z77X-UD5H In A Lian-Li PC-K9WX (see the references below for subsequent mods) to a Lian-Li PC-A70F case. The […]

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Windows Server 2012 and Data Deduplication

Windows Server 2012 and Data Deduplication

By: John Stutsman   One of the topics I had wanted to try in Windows Server 2012 was the Data Deduplication Server Role. I had read about it in Chapter 28 of Windows Server 2012 Unleashed some time ago and had been looking for a good opportunity to test it out. To centralize my storage, […]

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Performance: Using SSD’s for VM Drives in Home Hyper-V Server on GA-Z77X-UD5H

Performance: Using SSD’s for VM Drives in Home Hyper-V Server on GA-Z77X-UD5H

By: John Stutsman   In the paper Performance Comparison of Windows Server 2012 Essentials on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer and the HP ProLiant N54L MicroServer I described my Client Workstation that NASPT (NAS Performance Toolkit) would operate from as a Hyper-V Client operating on a VM Drive that was on my Hyper-V Server. This […]

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The Icy Dock 5.25” Hot Swap Drive Caddy for a 2.5” and a 3.5” SATA Drive – DuoSwap MB971SP-B

The Icy Dock 5.25” Hot Swap Drive Caddy for a 2.5” and a 3.5” SATA Drive – DuoSwap MB971SP-B

    In preparation for the 2nd Annual Home Server Show Meet-Up this year I was asked to review the Icy Dock 5.25” Hot Swap Drive Caddy for a 2.5” and a 3.5” SATA Hard Drive or SSD — DuoSwap MB971SP-B (“DuoSwap”). Details of the DuoSwap can also be found at Icy Dock’s site. Contents: […]

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Installing Server 2012 Release Candidate on the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

Installing Server 2012 Release Candidate on the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

I had been running Windows 8 Release Preview on my GA-Z77X-UD5H and when I noticed on July 26th that the official Gigabyte Windows 8 drivers were posted on Gigabyte’s website.  I downloaded them and found that they loaded well and actually cleared up a minor issue or two I had been having with with Windows […]

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Updating a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H and i7-3770 in a PC-KW9X with a Zalman CPU Cooler

Updating a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H and i7-3770 in a PC-KW9X with a Zalman CPU Cooler

When I built my Hyper-V lab (Colossus) with a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H I used the Intel Supplied stock cooler which did a good job under normal loads in keeping my i7-3770 cool but I found when I pressed the 3770 for an extended period of time, such as with Prime-95, I was getting core temp’s in […]

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A Server Build with a GA-Z77X-UD5H in a Lian-Li PC-K9WX–Part 2

A Server Build with a GA-Z77X-UD5H in a Lian-Li PC-K9WX–Part 2

  Introduction In part 1 of this series on my build of a Hyper-V Server Home Lab using a GA-Z77X-UD5H in a Lian-Li PC-K9WX case I had concluded that the “Z77X-UD5H with the i7-3770 is a great board with the only glitch that I encountered, and it’s a big glitch, is the lack of official […]

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