How Does the CoreHT Server Perform?

Application performance remains similar to the CoreHT 252B, with the major difference coming in hard drive-specific benchmarks.

Futuremark PCMark Vantage

x264 Encoding—Pass 1

x264 Encoding—Pass 2

For example, look at our WinRAR test, where we estimate how well WinRAR performs, particularly with respect to processing split archives. To evaluate this, we take a 4.36 GB MKV file, compress it in the 'Best' compression mode into a split archive (97.1 MB each), which results in 44 files on the hard disk. The time taken to decompress this split archive is then recorded. The performance in this benchmark is heavily influenced by the hard disk in the system.

WinRAR Benchmarking

In this test, the Server soundly beats the 252B as well as the older Core 100 model. The other possibility here is to reconfigure the hard drives in RAID 1, although performance would decrease.

ASRock CoreHT Server Edition - Internals ASRock CoreHT Server Edition - Heat and Power


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  • Death666Angel - Friday, February 17, 2012 - link

    So, everyone has to have the same taste in your world? :-) Reply
  • zyrmpg - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    your link is 404'd and now I'm curious what this case is. Reup or model #? Reply
  • Raider1284 - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    hi Zyrmpg. This is the enclosure DeathAngel was trying to link to: Reply
  • Raider1284 - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    and the link to the product page:

    Is there not a way to edit your own posts?!
  • Death666Angel - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    Sorry about the broken link, the parenthesis at the end messed up the link. Thanks for posting the right one, Raider.
    Unfortunately, I think they are only selling in Europe. and are selling them and the process of buying Amazon from abroad is pretty painless in my experience (I'm in Germany and regularly buy from UK and USA).
    The German Amazon website has some more pictures of my mod:
  • Bejusek - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    Server edition and only one RJ-45?! I would buy it if it had two. Reply
  • JKoltner - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    I'm curious... what do you want the two Ethernet ports for? So that the PC can also serve as a router/firewall?

    (I'm just thinking... I have a a small file server machine like this I built a couple of years ago, and while it does have tow Ethernet ports, I've only ever used one...)
  • Bejusek - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    Yes, I would use is as a combined router / media center / home file server, low power machine.
    I'm currently about to build something for this purpose. It either will be based on intel g620 or amd a6-3500 with some mini-itx mainboard.

    However a pre-built pc like this one could be an interesting option, if only it had two ethernet interfaces; I'm not going to use a usb network card etc. 'Server edition' caught my eye and my first thought was finally something with dual network cards, thus my disappointment and comment.
  • mcnabney - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    You would use a box with a net storage capacity of 1TB as a storage server?

    I guess my 18TB server makes everything look puny...
  • Death666Angel - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    He could add several large HDDs via eSata (RAID) enclosures. :-) Reply

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