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Drop Dropbox with QNAP

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Having data at my fingertips is a necessity in my world; and having services like Dropbox around made things very easy for me, especially with their mobile apps. Unfortunately, I have some issues with using services like Dropbox like having your data stored on their servers. Additionally, their free services just don't give you enough space. With that said, I had been exploring other options for anywhere storage and with the latest firmware and app upgrades from QNAP, I don't need to look any farther than my QNAP NAS. Read More »

C.O.D. Monster Server Build – 40TB

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You probably have already read our Build Your Own NAS tutorial, but for us it isn't enough. We, at COD, like to push the limits and with that , we require MASSIVE amounts of storage (mostly for our rather large library of uncompressed Kung-Fu movies). Following up on our NAS tutorial, we are going to put together a Monster 40TB NAS (32.75TiB after RAID & Format) with spare parts, a few HDDs, and the knowledge we gained from our NAS Build Guide. Read More »

Build a NAS for Affordable Storage – The Complete Guide

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Having a ton of extra hard drives lying around doing nothing seems like a huge waste to me. In my efforts to put some of this storage to good use, I have been toying with the idea of building a NAS using standard hardware and one of the open source NAS packages out there; namely OpenMediaVault. With performance, size, and budget in mind; I am going to guide you on how to build a NAS. Read More »

Should You Defrag Your SSD?

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Hard Drive defragging has become routine for many of us. Through the years there have been a number of utilities that claimed to make accessing data quicker on your hard drives by placing it sequentially on your disk. We have read many guides that suggested that we defrag our hard drives often and even Windows will suggest a schedule for defragmenting your hard drive. This is all well and good for traditional hard drives, but does this apply for SSDs as well? Read More »

LogMeIn Starts Charging for Free Service

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I have been a long standing user of LogMeIn. Their remote administration and remote control products have really made my technology life much easier. Unfortunately, all great things come to an end. LogMeIn has made some important changes to their service that will leave me searching for a new service. Read More »

HighPoint RocketRAID 2720GSL & OpenMediaVault

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For building a NAS, lately my OS of choice has been OpenMediaVault. Unfortunately, OMV doesn't ship with native support for one of the most inexpensive SAS controllers, the HighPoint RocketRAID 2720GSL. To gain support for the controller, you have to backport your Kernel. The process will take only a few minutes and is easy enough for a novice to do. Read More »

HighPoint RocketRAID 2720GSL & NAS4Free

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If you are the type to roll your own NAS, then you will most likely have looked at various operating systems to complete the package. There are a ton of them out there, but if you are looking for a smooth install with your brand new RocketRaid 2720 controller, look no further than Nas4Free. Read More »

Change the WordPress Editor Font

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I work with WordPress a lot.  By nature, I like to fiddle with things too.  With that said, I have never been a fan of default font that the WordPress Editor uses.  In fact, I can easily say that if I could change it, I would.  Well, fear not fellow users, there is an easy way to spruce up your ... Read More »

Computer monitoring and the FDA – a match made in heaven?

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If Orwell could see the world now one can only wonder what he would have to say. The current cell phone monitoring and computer monitoring practices kick his Big Brother all the way to oblivion, take for instance the episode with the FDA which has everyone talking. FDA’s debacle isn’t particularly surprising, considering we’re living in a world where people ... Read More »