ocmodshop.com: I love storage. It doesn't matter what kind. I have stock in those plastic dresser-style drawers, and I keep 'em chock full of crap I'll never use or at the most very rarely. Any time I look at a car I check out the trunk first, and try to estimate how many bodies would fit in there. If I'm unsure, I'll ask the salesman. And yes, I have done it before. Ah, the joys and freedoms of being a sociopath. But my favorite type of storage is always those heavy bricks we call Hard Drives.
cluboc.net: It's not that often, but every now and then we get the pleasure of working with some exceptional server products. Thanks to I-STAR, this is one of those times. Today I have one of the nicest rack mount server chassis I've ever seen, the D-400L. This massive 19" x 27.1" chassis isn't your ordinary slide in box with the bare minimum.
modthebox.com: Out of the box the case is very well constructed and built solid than most server cases of the same size. I-Star has emphasized that the design of the Storm Series D-300 Black 3U Rackmount Case encompasses good EMI Protective Shielding as well as a focus on tool-less key entry using latches. The case measures approximately 19.0" (W) x 5.2" (H) x 20.8" (D) and supports all full size ATX motherboards. The entire exterior has been painted jet black with the main focus on the front bezel.
madshrimps.be: It's always a pleasure to review equipment that you never have tested before, certainly if you have just the right setup lying around. A heavy storage server in 3U rack housing? I-Star's D-300 believes it can be done!
cluboc.net: When working with servers, I have found it much easier to work with a rack-mount chassis. Though they are not nearly as stylish as a standard tower chassis, they have come a long way from the plain Jane chassis of years past. I-Star has been manufacturing power supplies and rack mount chassis for over 15 years, today we will be looking one of their entry level 3u enclosures with an included 300w power supply, the D-300.
modthebox.com: The first thing I noticed was the weight, and styling of this case. I like its simple clean lines, with refined touches such as the perforated aluminum front bezel, optical drive drop down door, aluminum trimmed release handle and side fan bezel. Another point worth mentioning is the construction quality and the interior layout design. Its clear to see that some thought went into these areas by the designers, intent on building a functional, quality case, while so many other cases fall short in this area.
madshrimps.be: The I-Star Nitro S-10000 is a workstation class enclosure with enough room to fit a small airplane. Ok maybe that?s a big exaggerated. We take a closer look at its features, thermal performance and easiness of use. Read on to find out if the Nitro is a good computer case.
techniz.co.uk: Established in 1989, I-Star Computer Inc. has over fifteen years of experience in designing and manufacturing Industrial Switching Power Supply, Sheet Metal, and Rackmount Chassis. From the standard switching power supply to high-end redundant power supply, I-Star has grown to be one of major provider in IPC power supply industry. In recent years, we have also expanded our products to include DVR/IPC and Storage RAID industries. Our goal is always to provide our customer with the best products and superior customer services.
cluboc.net: I-Star has been providing high end rackmount chassis and power supplies for the server market since 1989. Recently they have expanded their commercial power line to include a growing line of ATX PS2 switching power supplies. The TC-750PD2 750W power supply is the top dog in their PD2 high performance line. Can they bring the same level of performance to your high end PC?
modthebox.com: Out of the box, the I-Star S-8 Storm Series ATX Case looks quite attractive. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I?ve never been one for lights, bells, whistles or sirens. The front plastic bezel is textured with vertical lines, and brushed aluminum dash plates are a very nice touch. Ventilation holes are strategically stamped along the side panel of the case.
modthebox.com: The S-9000 includes a swing out front panel door which is a nice feature for those individuals who don't want to stealth or paint stock beige coloured drives. The door encompasses the entire front bezel effectively hiding all the drive bays. Once the door has been opened, consumers will be pleased at the amount of expansion room available in this case. The case has a total of 9 x 5.25" external drive bays available for use which provides unlimited possibilities for a server configuration.
phoronix.com: The Activision and Raven Software game studios have open-sourced two of their games for "for people to learn from and play with" the code...
phoronix.com: With Valve Software's ambitious plans for Linux, they have just picked up another Linux development all-star. Their latest hire has been working on Linux games for more than a decade, is a former Loki Software developer, and he's the creator of SDL.