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Thecus N7510 Review

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Thecus is no slouch when it comes to producing affordable NAS solutions. They have been producing some of the best performing NAS at an unbeatable price point for as long as I can remember. With the introduction of their Vision Series, Thecus has put the pressure on. Their N7510 NAS brings some interesting things to the table, 7 bays of storage loving goodness, great looks, and a fantastic price point. Let's see if it delivers more than just an odd number of drive bays. Read More »

iStarUSA Railway Series Backplane – BPU-124DE-SS Review

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Having more than one hard drive in your PC not that uncommon for one reason or another. Sometimes, having access to those drives is just as important as having them. The days of locking your drives behind your case's side panel are gone, and products like SATA cages / backplane make accessing your drives easy. For me, having a number of 2.5" SSDs with varying operating systems fulfills my needs for testing, working, and playing. Instead of selecting which drive I want to run through the BIOS, I simply pop that drive in my SATA backplane and I am off and running. Recently our Vantec EZ Swap F4 MRK-425ST-BK 4 Bay HDD rack has decided that its 40mm fan would sound like a bicycle with a baseball card running through the spokes. Can iStarUSA's BPU-124DE-SS unseat our current hardware? Let's find out. Read More »

ASUSTOR AS-302T Review

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NAS manufacturers are hitting the home theater enthusiast scene pretty hard. Asustor has joined the charge and thinks they have a NAS that can steal the spotlight. They are packing as much as they can into these powerful little boxes and people are eating it up. Asustor impressed us with their AS-608T; can they keep up the good work with the AS-302T? Read More »

Lian Li PC-Q28 Review

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When we thought that we had the perfect case for our NAS build, Lian Li came knocking on our door and promised to change our minds. Our current build features the Fractal Node 304 and it has been a great small server / NAS mini-itx chassis that has plenty of storage space. Unseating it will be quite the challenge. Lian Li confidently accepts the challenge. Read More »

Use Your iPad as a Remote Control for WMC

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I have always had an HTPC as my home theater's centerpiece. The flexibility that an HTPC brings simply can't be matched by the likes of WD TV Live, Apple TV, or any Roku. I have the ability to spin a disc, play my enormous library of music and movies, and watch live TV. The only thing that had been holding my HTPC back from being adopted as the primary solution by my fiance was a keyboard and mouse. In order to rid my self of our cable box, I had to find a solution that anyone could use, including my technophobic fiancé. Read More »

Hiding Something in WordPress Until the Last Page of a Post

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Using WordPress as a content management system brings you tons of flexibility. Unfortunately, most of the flexibility is unrealized unless you start diving into some code. For me, there are certain times when coding is the only way to get things done. Recently, I ran into a situation where a site I was working on wanted to hide something until the reader reached the last page of a post. By default, there is no way to do this in WordPress. Don't fret, accomplishing this is as easy. Read More »

Buffalo TeraStation 5400 Review

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When it comes to storage, there are always those names you hear more often than others. No matter where I go, or what company I visit, there is always a Buffalo NAS being used. Buffalo has made a name for themselves with reliable network storage and because of this, their name is usually at or near the top when an organization is looking for network storage. However, in the current state of "throw everything and the kitchen sink at it" NAS market, can they keep up? Buffalo is the brand, and the TeraStation 5400 is the subject. Read More »