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SMB Server Comparison

Blast from the past: originally published September 25th 2001. When I originally conceived of this article, I planned for two classes of server; a budget machine of $1500 and something decent for $3000. After researching the manufacturer’s web sites and…

Small Business Backup Basics

Blast from the past: originally published May 3rd 2002. Don’t let your debt get on top of you. Taking out a debt consolidation is a great way to make paying off multiple debts seems less daunting. Apply for a free…

SME Servers: RAM

This one will be short and sweet with three options available for RAM: ECC (or parity), buffered (or registered), unbuffered.  First step is to match the RAM to your motherboard, so use SDRAM, DDR, DDR2 or FB-DIMM.  You don’t get…

SME Servers: Motherboard

Back in the day it was clear what a server motherboard was: it has two CPU sockets, onboard SCSI, onboard NIC, 64 bit PCI (later PCI-X) slots, extended ATX form factor and lots of fan headers.  You needed a server motherboard…

SME Servers: CPU

Lets take a look at CPU choices in the SME server environment. My big reason for getting into server systems was to have two processors in the same system. Today a server can be efficiently handled with one CPU socket…

SME Servers

The term “server” has greatly evolved over the course of computing. When I started this site in 1999 servers were dual processor systems with SCSI hardware, RAID and a very solid build. Since I’m a do it yourself kind of…