WEBSITE MONETIZATION

Website monetization is one of the more difficult topics facing the internet today. During the tech bubble ad rates and web sites were considered extremely valuable. Since then the bubble has collapsed and additional factors have been introduced that complicate the matter even more. The obvious solution to website monetization is the use of advertising. We are no …

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SIL3726 SATA PORT EXPANDER

The Silicon Image SIL3726 is a surface mounted device that provides the SATA port expansion function used in storage servers. Each SATA input can support 5 hard disks. By using such backplanes it’s possible to use a single disk controller card to manage all the disks in a server. HOST SATA II 3 Gb/s SATA …

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LSI MEGARAID SAS 9260-16i

High drive count support for internal server and storage systems. PCI Express® 2.0 provides faster signaling for high-bandwidth applications PCI Express 2.0 x8 Compliant Connect up to 128 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SATA and SAS hard drives Four Mini-SAS SFF8087 4i internal connectors 512MB 800MHz DDR II SDRAM RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 …

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4K SECTORS

Historically hard disks used 512 byte sectors. Early hard disks had very few sectors on a track so it was considered a good compromise at the time. Over time, however, disk capacity grew exponentially to the point where the number of sectors on a track became unwieldy. Seagate and WDC both adopted the move to …

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MYSQL

MySQL has been the default open source database for many years. Its part of the LAMP stack which is the most popular role for Linux web server appliances. Microsoft has changed the database availability in 2016 so that even the F1 service (free) can now have a small 20MB database so that WordPress users like …

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SSD SURVIVAL

Solid State Drives have been around for a long time. NASA uses flash storage for spacecraft as it can tolerate the radiation and vibration that would trash a hard disk. The first generation of SSD for computers used a single cell per bit. Lower cost multiple cell devices expanded the market. Most recently large scale …

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VT6421A PCI SATA EIDE RAID

The VIA VT6421A controller delivers the benefits of Serial ATA and RAID in a cost effective and easily integrated single chip package, providing Serial ATA technology to enable platform providers and systems builders to satisfy the requirements of multiple market segments. This is a data card only, it does not have boot ROM capability. 2 …

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IEEE 1588

The IEEE 1588 standard provides for a mechanism within layer 2 of the Ethernet. IT defines a protocol enabling precise synchronization of clocks in measurement and control systems implemented with technologies such as network communication, local computing and distributed objects. rks supporting multicast messaging including but not limited to Ethernet. The protocol enables heterogeneous systems …

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OUR SATA DISKS

SATA disks were introduced in 2005 with the Intel D915PGN desktop motherboard. SATA use 7 data pins while SAS use 14 data pins. Both use 15 power pins. The SFF-8482 connector makes it possible to connect disks to a backplane to simplify replacement. SATA DISK RELIABILITY OPERATING HOURS Remember there are 8,760 hours in a …

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SIL3114 4-PORT PCI RAID

PCI 3.3V and 5.0V universal SATA 150MB/s 4 SATA channels 266MB/s PCI bandwidth BIOS (EEPROM) RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD 48-bit LBA ATAPI CD/DVD/BD support Plug & Play Any machine with SATA ports on the motherboard have PCI 2.1 slots which are 32-bit and operate at 66MHz. The SIL3114 is universal and can be …

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