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Dec/13

SATA3 v.s SATA3 Speeds

I’ve recently switched Asus Sabertooth X58 to an Asus Maximus VI Hero X87. Both had SATA 3.0 ports but I found they were not both equal. I used Samsung Magician which came with my SSD to perform for a simple … Continue reading

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Jun/13

Raspberry Pi Replace Home Server

Overview With the popularity of Raspberry Pi I wanted to investigate if it was possible to replace my 24×7 Linux server running at home. Whilst one Raspberry Pi will not replace a desktop computer, it may be possible to use … Continue reading

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Apr/13

Samsung 830 SSD (512GB)

Overview My Windows system stopped booting up for some odd reason but luckily it only affect my OS drive. As I had to reinstall Windows I thought now would be a good time to get an SSD to save cloning … Continue reading

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Feb/13

SATA And SATA 3 Speed Difference

A very quick test on a new SATA 3 labelled cable and a generic SATA labelled cable revealed interesting results. I used the same drive on the same SATA 3 port on the flawed Marvell powered X58 Intel chipset. The … Continue reading

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Dec/11

Migration Plan From Ubuntu 10.04 LTS To 12.04 LTS

Overview I’m preparing myself to move from 10.04 to 12.04. With 12.04 as the next Long Term Release (LTS) coming in the next release I thought it was time to prepare for the inevitable move from old to new. Setup … Continue reading

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Nov/11

Resizing VirtualBox Disk

I ran out of disk space on my virtual machine and needed more space. I did not want to create a new disk and install from scratch but VirtualBox does not have any GUI tools which would resize a disk … Continue reading

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Feb/11

Waking Windows 7 Controller Error

It seems there’s an issue with my preferred method of separating home and windows partition on Windows 7. I use the Sleep function a lot rather than shutting it down over night. Most of the time it works but I … Continue reading

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Feb/10

Separate User & Windows Directory On Different Drives

Overview I wanted to have the Windows partition and the user partition on separate drives. I have done this in the past on a Linux computer and it was very painless. The advantage to this setup is that most of … Continue reading