Carlos Bernal

Carlos Bernal is a former product reviewer for Windows & .NET Magazine.

Articles by Carlos Bernal
Diskeeper 3.0
Defragment your NTFS partitions

Most Windows NT 4.0 users have silently cursed NTFS and NT's lack of a defragmentation utility. Even within NTFS, individual files and free space on a disk partition are not contiguous; rather, they are broken up and scattered around the disk. File access and creations can slow because of the physical requirement to move the disk heads across the disk platters to collect and place pieces of data . Like most IS professionals, you probably don't want to wait for the defragmenter promised in NT 5.0.

SQL Server 8-Way Scalability
The Lab tests SQL Server on four-and eight-processor systems.
The Lab Test's Environment - 01 May 1998 2

The Windows NT Magazine Lab's test environment includes the following hardware and software: The Primary Domain Controller (PDC) is an NCR S40 with 130MB of RAM, dual 133MHz Pentium processors, and three 4GB SCSI hard disks. The Backup Domain Controller (BDC) is a Digital Prioris HX 5133DP with 64MB of RAM, dual 133MHz Pentium processors, and four 1GB SCSI hard disks.

Northbridge NX801
Northbridge NX801, from Axil Compute, is an easy-to-use, enterprise-level server that uses up to eight 200MHz Pentium Pro processors and 8GB of SDRAM.
The Lab Test's Environment - 01 Apr 1998
Hardware and software in the "Windows NT Magazine" Lab's test environment.
PowerSMP Series 4000
Cubix's PowerSMP Series 4000 is a new hardware platform similar to the RemoteServ/IS but offering symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and uniprocessing power on one platform.
The Lab's Test Environment - 01 Mar 1998
Hardware and software in the "Windows NT Magazine" Lab's test environment.
The Lab's Test Environment - 01 Feb 1998
Hardware and software in the "Windows NT Magazine" Lab's test environment.
WorldMark 4300
NCR's WorkdMark 4300 Server is a medium-scale commercial server that maximizes performance and flexibility.
Experimenting with Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 1
Here's a look at the SBS release candidate's application services, Internet connectivity, and remote administration options.
Introducing Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server
The first ot two installments examining the Beta 2 version of SBS reports on setup, configuration, management, and online Help.
NetServer E 45
The HP NetServer E45 is a multipurpose server in a minitower chassis.
The Lab's Test Environment - 01 Dec 1997
Hardware and software in the "Windows NT Magazine" Lab's test environment.
NT vs. NetWare: File Service Grand Prix 4
After running race after race and watching one NOS leave the other in the dust, the Lab awards the checkered flag to...
The Benchmarking Speedway
Hardware and software in the "Windows NT Magazine" Lab's test environment.
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