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HP dx2200 SATA issues

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I look after a number of HP dx2200 PCs at work; it’s a solid Pentium 4 PC with off the shelf components.  I mention that as all it’s components are standard and not crazy OEM modified items: motherboard, RAM, CPU heatsink, power supply, storage drives, everything can be replaced with a non HP part and continue to work without issue.  I wish the same could be said for most of HP’s other PCs.  Sure the dx2200 case is thin, a bit flimsy and a little noisy but it works, mostly….read more

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WD Passport Portable Drive

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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 wondering my local Costco and came across the 120 GB Western Digital Passport Portable Drive for $120 CDN, or $1 per GB. I couldn’t pass it up. In the package you get the very slick and shiny drive, one 22″ USB cable, a neoprene case and a quick install guide….read more

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