Monthly Archives: February 2008

When simple upgrades go very, very simple

Since Smitty (see the Computers page) is used for DVD conversion, it really needed a larger, faster hard drive added. Fortunately, I had a spare 500GB drive in an eSATA enclosure, and an eSATA controller card pulled from another computer.…

Miscellaneos OS musings

My Vista HTPC has been running great for months. Unless I need to transfer files to or from it over the network connection. Because the network file transfers maxed at about 150kB/s, even though I was using a 1Gbit card…

Best Buy

I’ve never been much of a fan of Best Buy. Over the years, I’ve always been able to find what I was looking for somewhere else, for a better price. Not to mention the low quality of service that is…

Blast from the (not so distant) past

I’m just sitting at my PC trying to unwind from a very stressful day at work. Don’t feel like firing up the MacBook just to listen to iTunes, and I don’t have the iTunes library on the WHS set back…

Almost There!!

Thanks to Best Buy’s dirt cheap price on an external 1TB drive (although the price of dirt is often relative) I was able to add enough space back into the server last night to get all the data back on…

29 Hours and counting. . .

Well, I wish my server rebuild had only taken 9-12 hours. So far, it has taken me 29 hours to backup up the data, re-install Windows Home Server, and start moving the data back into the shares. Of course, until…

When simple upgrades go very, very wrong

Today’s upgrade to the Windows Home Server was supposed to be very simple. It wasn’t really even an upgrade, all I needed to do was install the multi-drive racks in the case, and move one existing hard drive into one…