Current Production Disks

As a follow on to this post here, the list below is what I have in all my current running systems including production client “remote backup” services (on QNAP NAS systems). I’ve also changed my storage architecture (another post on that) but primarily, I’m currently mostly on SSDs and WD Red NAS disks. Currently running…

WD and Seagate RMA Experience Part 2

Ok, I’ve gotten the disks all shipped out and the RMA status finally was updated to show processing complete. I’ve got a Seagate tracking number. Excellent. I know where my disks are. I’ve no idea what WD is doing with my disks. We had a studio assignment outside so off we went and during the…

The RMA Experience – WD and Seagate

RMAs. Return Material Authorization. Warranty. Whatever. It’s like insurance. You rather not use it. When the time comes to use it, it can be a savior. Recently, I have a bunch of disks with issues. I happen to have lots of hard disks. Lots means lots. Excluding office and client systems, there’s quite a few…

Disk Failures, Updated

As a follow on to this post here, the list below is what I have in all my current running systems (excluding client and other systems under maintenance contracts). It does include systems I maintain for friends & family though. Currently running in “production” systems (exclude laptops), like my MBA which has a Samsung SSD……

2012 Christmas Ginger Bread house

Last year, we managed a time-lapse of the construction (see here). This year, with a toddler roaming around the house, a camera on a tripod wasn’t a good idea so it’s just a couple of photos whenever I remember to grab the camera. Instead of a regular standard house, we decided that we’ll make a…

Drink more coffee

This just in. “What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can,” says Dr. Peter Martin, director of the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University. He’s even developed a metric for monitoring your dosage: If you are having trouble sleeping, cut back on…