Synology DS1815+ 8-bay Intel Rangeley SMB NAS Review

Introduction and Testbed Setup intel xeon e3 1200 v3 Synology started the roll-out of their SMB-targeted NAS units based on Intel’s latest Atom platform (Rangeley) in September 2014. We have already looked at the 4-bay DS415+ in detail. Today, the 5-bay DS1515+ and 8-bay DS1815+ versions are being officially launched. As a recap, the Rangeley-based […]

Western Digital My Cloud DL4100 Business NAS Review

Introduction and Testbed Setup Western Digital is a comparatively recent entrant to the fast-growing NAS market. Despite having had a Windows Storage Server-based product for business users for some time now, a custom embedded-Linux based SMB-targeted model was lacking. Avoiding Windows in the NAS helps bring down the cost of the unit and also makes […]

Intel’s 820 Chipset – Performance using SDRAM

As a chipset, the Intel’s 820 solution isn’t a bad one at all. No major compatibility problems are caused because of the chipset, Intel has already released the major INF updates and patches for the popular OSes so that they will support the new chipset, and with the driver support, reliability, and performance we’re used […]

AMD Duron 850: Getting ready for the battle

Last year we were all witness to very intense competition between AMD and Intel. However, most of this competition occurred on the performance PC and mainstream market segments, leaving the value market to be dominated by Intel. We have already explained the reasons behind the Celeron’s continued success in spite of the Duron’s performance superiority […]

AMD’s Athlon XP 2100+ The Last of the Palominos

With all of the excitement surrounding AMD’s first demonstration of functional ClawHammer silicon, who wants to talk about the Athlon XP anymore? Although the next-generation Athlon processor is already up and running two OSes it is far from complete. There are many more revisions the silicon must go through (it’s not 100% functional yet and […]

SiS755 Reference Board: Athlon64 from SiS

The launch of Athlon 64 has brought us 2 chipsets thus far: the nVidia nForce3 150 and VIA K8T800. As we have discussed in reviews of boards based on these chipsets, neither one really meets the specifications that we would like to see in Athlon 64 chipsets. While VIA performs at the specified 800 Hyper […]