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Accessing Network Storage from Windows 8

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Having a large focus on network attached storage here at C.O.D., we get a lot of questions regarding NAS. Lately, we have been getting some questions about NAS and Windows 8. The latest, and one of the more interesting ones, was how to interact with your NAS after moving your Windows 8 profile to a Microsoft connected account. Although there isn't really a clear and easy way to get around having two different profiles, one on NAS and one on Windows, there is hope.

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Backing Up Your PC & Some tips

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I can't tell you how many times I have told people how important regularly backing up your computer is. I consider this as important as wearing your seat belt, as important as a helmet while riding a motorcycle. If you are not backing up your system, you are asking for trouble. Well, the truth is that not enough people wear their seat belt and I see bikers without helmets all the time. I am willing to bet that at least 1 out of 4 of you reading this aren't backing up your computers.

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Manage Multiple WordPress Sites with InfiniteWP

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Running your website, or websites, on WordPress is an easy choice as the flexibility the platform brings is second to none. However, there are some issues with this. Of all the things WordPress does well, there is one major thing that it does very poorly. Managing one instance of WordPress is easy. Managing two instances of WordPress is easy. Managing ...

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Top Firefox Extensions for Normal People

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Even though Chrome is quickly becoming used more often in my office, I still consider Firefox to be my primary browser (although I tried to dump it). For a long time, I tried to avoid the use of extensions in my browser. However, I have since embraced the added functionality and have generated a list of what I consider to be the best extensions to enhance your everyday browsing and internet activities..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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ASUSTOR Adds Sickbeard, Headphones, SABnzbd, CouchPotato and SubSonic

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It is no secret that I liked the Asustor AS-608T. The NAS is a work of art; it looks great and performs well. However, as someone that uses my NAS for bother personal and business needs, I have been looking for the 3rd party app development to kick it into high gear. Well, my wish has been granted.

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