I built this to be able to run SpinRite on multiple hard drives at once so I wouldn’t have to wait days to scan a RAID array.
Continue reading Building a Monster SpinRite machine
Today, I was trying to wipe a hard drive on my gaming machine using DBAN 2.2.6 and kept seeing two “unrecognized devices” in the list of available drives. When trying to run the DBAN wipe, it would crash, complaining about /dev/sda and /dev/sdb.
Continue reading Fixing the DBAN “unrecognized device” crash
I finally decided to bite the bullet and bought a real NAS for use at home. I decided on the QNAP TS-219P for a number of reasons I’ll discuss in the post. Also, I have plenty of screenshots showing the QNAP UI and a couple simple benchmarks comparing the performance to a USB disk attached to an Airport Extreme.
Here’s a $60 board and CPU combo that could be useful if you’re looking to build a low-powered home network server or web-surfing terminal.
Continue reading Cheap, low power mobo+CPU for Linux/etc.
Well, after a long time in development, the Mozilla project’s Thunderbird 1.5 has been released.
Continue reading Thunderbird 1.5 e-mail client released