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2007/03/26: WHS Redux

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My APC UPS problems continue ( see last week for more details ) with random reboots.  I don’t believe the battery is working at all right now.  I have a brand new APC Smart UPS 1500 Rackmount in the garage, but I’ve been hoping to sell it instead of absorbing it into the household tech.  Guess it will be pressed into service. I posted a review of the Promise SATA300 TX4 but needed a high quality pic.  There’s a tiny picture on the Promise website but when you click “Enlarge…read more

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2007/03/19: APC

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For no particular reason that I can locate my APC Pro 1000 UPS caused my server to reboot on two separate occasions.  I have all my network wiring terminating in my furnace room in the basement, as my house is wired with CAT5e for gigabit connectivity.  I keep the cable modem and router there as well, connected to a UPS along with my Small Business Server machine.  All the wiring is neatly organized on a big piece of plywood on the wall.  The cable modem, router and SMC gigabit switches are…read more

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APC Line-R 1250

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Power protection is something that comes up, oh, never.  You have the PC, monitor, printer and whatever else plugged into a $10 power bar you bought at Radio Shack.  This is bad.  Regardless of what’s passed before as acceptable, every computer needs to be attached to a surge protector or better.  How do you know a good product? Two things: they offer insurance from $2500 and up against your computer frying, and their a name brand like APC or Tripp Lite.  Don’t forget to get one that protects your phone line…read more

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APC USB 2.0 Starter Kit

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I picked this up at my local Costco for $28 Canadian ( APC part USB-KIT ).  I needed a USB 2.0 hub and a USB extension cable.  This kit includes a four port USB 2.0 hub, three, six and ten foot A-B cables, and a ten foot extension cable.  Great value, expecially considering the lifetime warranty after registration. The hub is smoked black and silver, and has a power LED.  It’s small and gets the job done.  The cables are a thick grey and feel solid, with double shielded braid…read more

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