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Servers 101: How To Configure RAID on a Dell Server (Video)

Posted by Charlotte Boman on Jul 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Need to set up RAID on your Dell server? Watch this video for a step-by-step guide on how to enter the RAID configuration utility and set a basic single RAID array on a Dell server using a PERC 6/I controller. In this video we set up RAID on a Dell R710 but the steps will look the same on any other Dell server with the same controller.

Stay tuned for our HP video! 

Topics: Servers 101, ServerMonkey Videos

VIDEO: Hands-On Review of the Dell PowerEdge 2950

Posted by The Monkey on Nov 11, 2015 11:00:00 AM

As one of the most popular servers from Dell, the PowerEdge 2950 is designed with performance and flexibility in mind. This rack-optimized, two-socket 2U server is not only ideal for a wide variety of applications, it's also incredibly easy to use.

Powered by two quad-core Intel® Xeon processors, this enterprise server may be exactly what your growing business needs! Like other Dell servers, the PowerEdge 2950 was built to reduce the complexity involved in managing data. Not only does it improve your managing data capabilities, it also increases processor performance per watt.

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VIDEO: Hands-On with a Dell Precision T7400 Workstation

Posted by The Monkey on Jun 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In our latest video review, we go hands-on with the Dell Precision T7400 workstation. This incredibly versatile workstation is guaranteed to exceed all of your expectations the moment you boot it up. Featuring a 1600MHz front-side bus architecture, the Dell Precision T7400 workstation supports up to of 128GB of 667MHz/800MHz ECC-registered memory. If you're managing large applications or heavy data sets, the Dell T7400 offers up to 30% improved performance with 15k RPM SAS hard drives. The Precision T7400 even supports dual-graphics perfect for engineering, architecture, or design. It also offers dual Native PCIe Gen 2 x 16 slot support and up to 225 watts with a graphic card. 

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VIDEO: HP ProLiant DL160 G6 Review

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Feb 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The HP ProLiant DL160 G6 is a high performing, ultra-dense, dual processor capable 1U rackmount server equipped with 5 USB ports (two on the front, one internal, two rear). This flexible and manageable server comes to you with options of a 4 port or an 8 port. The server is equipped to handle a memory capacity of up to 288GB without slowing down your network. It contains advanced memory protection, mirroring mode, and lockstep mode to ensure your information is locked away tightly. DDR3 is the maximum memory speed of each processor.

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VIDEO: HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Review

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Jan 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

To make your server research a little easier, we’re bringing you another HP server review. The HP ProLiant DL380 G5 is a 2U rackmount server that can hold up to 64GB of RAM. Memory features include memory mirroring, online spare memory, and fully buffered. This server includes the Integrative Lights Out port, an HP feature that provides out of band management facilities making it possible to perform from a remote location. The server also contains eight hot-swap bays for replacing components without interrupting the system.

Topics: ServerMonkey Videos

VIDEO: Dell Precision T3400 Review

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Jan 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The Dell Precision T3400 is equipped with the Intel SX38 Express chipset. It also contains one optical drive, one expansion slot, and two flex bays. This workstation provides users with advanced levels of performance. With up to 8GB of memory and support for PCIe x16 graphic cards, you have incredible performance capabilities. All graphic cards support dual monitor configurations. 

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ServerMonkey 2013 Holiday Video

Posted by Charlotte Boman on Dec 20, 2013 1:03:00 PM

Just in time for the holiday season, we released the ServerMonkey 2013 Holiday Video! Let us know what you think in the comments!

Topics: ServerMonkey Videos

Servers 101: How To Upgrade Server Memory (Video)

Posted by The Monkey on Apr 26, 2013 4:33:00 PM

Upgrading your server memory may seem like a daunting task but don’t fret, it’s arguably the easiest way to upgrade your server! Whether you need more memory to handle intensive tasks or one of your old memory modules failed, here are a few easy tips to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Topics: Servers 101, ServerMonkey Videos

VIDEO: The Legacy of Dell Precision Workstations

Posted by The Monkey on Mar 4, 2013 4:25:00 PM

In the video below, CEO Michael Dell sits down with Jeff Clarke and discusses the legacy of the Precision product line. Jeff Clarke, in case you weren't aware, is the man responsible for launching the Dell Precision Workstations line, which ultimately changed the entire course of Dell Inc.

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VIDEO: How to properly destroy your iPod Touch (or any other gadget)

Posted by The Monkey on Sep 20, 2012 3:12:00 PM

Apple gadgets are fun. But you know what else is fun? Sending them through 1.5 HP industrial grade hard drive shredders!

All kidding aside, if you're looking for a way to safely destroy information on hard drives, smartphones or other electronic devices, this is the way to do it. Here at ServerMonkey, all scrap materials are always recycled. So none of this e-waste is going to landfills!

Topics: ServerMonkey Videos


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