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Jun 18, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)

"Earlier this month Pogo Linux released what it says is the first Serial ATA server available for Linux. The new Pogo Linux StorageWare S212 Server, a beefy, rackmount box sporting Red Hat Linux, is one impressive machine.

"Weighing in at around 75 pounds, the unit is anything but lightweight. Dual Intel Xeon processors running at 2.8GHz with a 533MHz front-side bus power the ServerWare S212. A Supermicro X5DPE motherboard stacked with 2GB of DDR ECC memory give the system some personality. And a 3Ware 8500-12 Serial ATA RAID adapter populated with 12 Seagate 160GB 7200RPM hard drives make it ready for some serious storage. That's more than 1.75 terabytes of RAID-capable storage in one 2U chassis.

"The sleek black case sports slots for 2 PCI cards available from the rear of the machine. There are also a number of fans in the box, which are definitely designed with a datacenter in mind. They seem to do a good job at cooling the unit, but they are several times louder than a standard desktop machine's fans..."

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