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December, 2009

  • 31 December

    How to format a hard drive in Linux

    When you lease a remote managed or even unmanaged server, you do not typically have to concern yourself with formatting hard drives. Still, it is a good skill to learn, and if you find yourself in a situation where you are building your own web hosting server, it is a …

November, 2009

  • 9 November

    Does my server need a high-speed hard drive?

    Dedicated servers generally come standard with a 7200 RPM hard drive, but many providers offer faster 10,000 RPM or even 15,000 RPM hard disks for an additional fee. Are these high-speed drives worth the money? In most cases, no. While faster hard drives do translate to faster read and write …

October, 2009

  • 1 October

    Prevent data disasters with a RAID array

    Do you make regular backups of your data? Even if you do, you will always experience significant downtime in the event of a hard disk failure on your dedicated server. One solution to this problem is to upgrade from a single drive to a RAID array. Simply put, the technology …

June, 2009

  • 22 June

    Why Yelling at Your Computer Could Slow It Down

    There comes a time when, after spending hours troubleshooting a computer problem to no avail, you just want to yell at your computer. In this crazy YouTube video, a server admin shows us that isn’t necessarily the best idea. Using a server-powered hard drive array, he demonstrates how shouting at …