Hardware
SATA vs SAS vs NVMe Performance Breakdown
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This is a quick breakdown of the differences between SATA vs SAS vs NVMe. After looking at the performance below, you will be able to decide which one best suits your needs.


Using IOMeter to determine hard drive performance
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Using IOMeter will give you a great benchmark on any hard drives and network drives you have. I use this quite often as you can see the effects of new hardware, introducing Link-Aggregation, or troubleshooting drives to determine if they are losing performance.


iDrac Dell Server (Off-Band Remote Access)
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

I recently had a server freeze up when I wasn’t on-site and needed to power cycle it. I had configured iDrac before but it was not responsive. Here are some useful commands that can configure, reboot, and reset the iDrac function on Dell Servers. The commands below are run from a command prompt on the server (unless otherwise stated) in the (C:\Program Files\Dell\SysMgt\idrac) path.