iStar USA D Storm D-300

Small businesses and higher end home users can ( should? ) embrace rack mount equipment. Why? For one thing it forces you to set up a rack and add equipment in a central location with proper power, cabling and organization.…
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iStar USA BPU-230 SATA

Storage and ATA RAID are a few focuses here at eBabble, and a drive cage is particularly handy when you want quick access to installed hard drives. In a rack mount environment drive cages become a must, as fiddling with…
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WD Passport Portable Drive

I wasn’t in the market for a portable hard drive as I had a very nice 80 GB Samsung laptop hard drive in a Daytek aluminum case inside a leather carrier. Very nice and repurposed several times. Unfortunately I was…
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Medieval II Total War

The next chapter in the Total War series has been out over a week now and I’ m bleary eyed as I type from spending way too much time trying to conquer Europe while holding the holy lands in Sega’s…
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MSI K8N Neo-FSR

Like all my motherboard reviews, this isn’t a review per se but my collected experiences with a particular piece of hardware. My uncle had a socket 754 motherboard that had received a power surge and fried.  Everything else was still good (…
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Spambox.us temp email addresses

This one is very nice for any site, survey or app you don’t fully trust or want to form a lasting relationship with. Put in your email address and the time you want the temp address for and Spambox gives…
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Sort your XP Program list alphabetically

This one comes from my friend J: I figured out how to sort the start menu alphabetically all the time. In regedit go to: [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer MenuOrder] Right click Menu Order and select Permissions Select Advanced Uncheck “Inherit from parent the…
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Free 5GB online from X Drive

AOL has continued their “freeing” up with 5GB of space free from X Drive. I remember using X Drive years ago until they started charging. It’s a slick little service, with the desktop app mapping a network drive for you…
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Commonly used Excel formulas

Some of you may be Excel gurus, slicing and dicing your way across cells, but most of us just try and get by.  Microsoft has a nice page of 56 commonly used formulas, starting from the basics and moving up…
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