A Quick Guide to PCIe Cards

PCI-What? Introduced by Intel, PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express), officially abbreviated as PCIe or PCI-e, is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for computing and server applications. It became the first of its kind in the early 2000s and has now become the standard in over 900 member corporations throughout the world. The…

Open frame power supply

Open Frame vs Enclosed Power Supplies

What are the differences between an open frame power supply and an enclosed power supply? What distinguishes open frame and enclosed power supplies is a basic difference in construction: with one, the power supply’s components are covered on all sides by a metal casing and with the other; the power supply’s components are attached by…

JBOD enclosure

Server Monitoring Essentials

If you’ve ever owned the same computer for more than a few years, you’re most likely very well aware of the kind of performance loss that occurs to them over time. More often than not, a majority of this performance loss is caused by a lack of maintenance. Consumer electronics do not reap the benefits…

FAQ – PCIe Expansion Enclosures

NA338TB3 Q: How do you access the mounting screws on the side of the ports? Is there a way to power on the Mac mini through the unit? A:  The following web-link will direct you to a video that tells the users how to set up the NA338TB3 with the Mac mini computer. In the…

FAQ – JBOD and RAID Subsystems

NS388P Q: Does the NS388P support SSD dual porting? A: The NS388P storage (model: NS388P-D2) supports U.2 PCIe NVMe 3.0 2×2 dual port 2.5-inch SSDs including Techman XC120, Intel SSD DC D3600 series and Intel SSD DC D3700 series…etc. http://tm-ssd.com/product-xc120.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/data-center-ssds/dc-d3600-series.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/data-center-ssds/dc-d3700-series.html On the other hand, the other NS388P storage model ‘NS388P-S4’ only supports U.2…