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Recover RAID Array With dmraid

I woke up this morning and what do you know, one of my RAID arrays in my workstation was degraded. Just great. This particular array was made up of 3x 1TB disks in RAID level 5 running on an Intel RST fakeRAID controller. After Ubuntu had some serious difficulty communicating with the drive on bootup, […]

Intel SASWT4I RAID Controller Review

I recently purchased an Intel SASWT4I RAID controller. First of all, it is indeed a hardware RAID solution, so it is operating system independent. This is crucial as my workstation is dual-booted with Windows and Ubuntu. I have the ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard and in the setup of the card, I had some issues. The motherboard would not […]

ASUS K53SV Laptop Review

I’m not exactly sure where to begin the review for a laptop, so I guess I’ll begin by going through the features. The Outside The K53SV series is very stylish, coming in both silver and a dark brown they call ‘mocha’ which is the one I bought. The K53SV is a 15.6″ widescreen laptop with […]