Archive for September, 2009

How-to setup a high-performance test-lab on a laptop…

September 26th, 2009

As a consultant you always on the road and sometimes you need a generic good performing test-lab to try one little feature of a Windows Server product in less than five Minutes. Therefor I’ve written a little how-to, which can be downloaded in the articles-section. The two good things about this kind of test-lab are:

  • it is generic and can be used for every Windows Server product
  • it uses only little space and combines the io-performance of two harddisks


Have fun…!

browsers on windows7

September 24th, 2009

With updating iTunes to the latest version I’ve also installed Safari4 – Now my windows7 has the following four browsers installed:

  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Firefox 3.5.3
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari 4.0.3

So it’s time to have a closer look to the integration in windows7 for each of them…

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the future of storage performance

September 1st, 2009

The following video shows how a geek builds a stripeset of 24 solid state disks which have a 120 MB/s write rate each. If you think of the performance and the low power consumption which is possible with the SSD technology, you can imagine how Storage Area Networks will change in the next 3 years…

I have really good experience with SSDs as well – my laptop has a Samsung RBX S6 built in, so I have a 95 MB/s write rate – the Windows 7 in my Notebook boots up in 7 seconds + bios-boot.

Thanks to Tim – – who showed me this nice video…!