Tag: Icy Dock

Performance Comparison of Windows Server 2012 Essentials on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer and the HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer

Performance Comparison of Windows Server 2012 Essentials on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer and the HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer

By: John Stutsman One of the things I wanted to do with the HP ProLiant N54L G7 MicroServer was compare it’s performance to its predecessor HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer. In a previous writing I compared the rated performance of the CPU’s that showed the N54L scoring 43% higher than the N40L on benchmark tests accumulated […]

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HP Microserver Discussed on The Home Server Show

HP Microserver Discussed on The Home Server Show

When I say all Microserver, I mean ALL Microserver.  The entire episode is dedicated to “the little server that could.”  This thing can do it all and my guests have done it!  I’m talking with Chris Kenney, the admin of The Home Server Show forums, John Stutsman, and John Zajdler.  Stutsman is often referred to […]

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Installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

Installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

  After listening to the many discussions and seeing several demonstrations about Windows Server 2012 Essentials (“S2012E”) at the 2nd Annual Home Server Show Meet-Up I decided it was time to get more serious by testing S2012E in a live environment with live data in a HP N40L ProLiant Microserver (“MicroServer”). Contents: HP N40L ProLiant […]

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The Home Server Show 204

The Home Server Show 204

Jim and Dave tackle the news after taking Halloween night off. Some real server news! Dave and Jim discuss moving from 2011 to 2012 Essentials.  Dave needs to do this and use the same hardware.  How to do it?  CES, Cloudberry, Tonido, PogoPlug, Icy Dock, Windows 8 Pro Pack, and some Drobo. Media Center on […]

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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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The Home Server Show 200

The Home Server Show 200

We bid farewell to Johnny Z in this, the 200th episode of The Home Server Show podcast. Jim dials in from the West Coast and Dave is crying in his coffee about Windows Home Server or the lack thereof.  No really, it’s a great show! Don’t forget the video! They YouTube of this episode is […]

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The Home Server Show 178

The Home Server Show 178

We have two servers to talk about.  The Lacie 5big Network 2 and the HP Microserver N40L.  Lots of other hardware to talk about and I’ve got a deal for you on Raxco’s PerfectDisk for Windows Home Server 2011 and version 1.  I’ll also show you how to transfer photos from your iOS device directly […]

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The Home Server Show 162

The Home Server Show 162

The Home Server Show unplugged.  No Ads.  No intro.  Just talk.  Rich from Rich’s Random Podcast Generator joins Jim and myself for a little chat. Don’t miss the ending.  Happy Thanksgiving. Jim’s new PC, hopefully iHomeServer Drobo pairs up with Pogoplug for 10G of Free Storage ioSafe new product Watch HSS on YouTube lDisk update […]

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Icy Dock MB973SP-B Tray-Less 3 in 2 SATA Backplane Module Review

Icy Dock MB973SP-B Tray-Less 3 in 2 SATA Backplane Module Review

One of the best features of store bought servers is the ability to add and remove drives without having to take a case apart and mess with those tiny screws.  For home builders, that convenience just doesn’t exist.  Last year at CES, we met with the people at Icy Dock and were excited to see […]

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Icy Dock announces the MB662USEB-2S Dual Bay RAID external enclosure for 3.5” Drives

Icy Dock announces the MB662USEB-2S Dual Bay RAID external enclosure for 3.5” Drives

Icy Dock is at it again with RAID.  This time it’s an external box that will hold two 3.5” drives, 3 RAID modes, and 4 different ways to access it.  USB 2.0, eSATA, Firewire 400, and Firewire 800. Icy Dock is proud to introduce its upgrade version of the dual bay RAID enclosure that set […]

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