review Loftek CXS 2200 IP Camera

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Blog, camera, internet appliance, Technology | 0 comments

I was recently looking for an affordable wireless IP camera that had infrared and Pan/Tilt. There a quite a few of these to choose from if you are in the market for an IP camera. Foscam makes popular low budget IP cameras but I have yet to try one. The price range for a Foscam starts out at around $80. The bad news about Foscam is that there are fake Foscam cameras out there so you need to watch out. I decided to search for an even lower budget...

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I’ve seen a rash of Seagate 2.5″ hard drive failures in the past week

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Blog, cloud, computer backups, computers, google, Hard drives, hardware, music, photos, Technology | 0 comments

During this week beginning August 13, 2012 I’ve seen four Seagate 2.5″ hard drives fail. All of the drives except one are the 500gb size. The other one was a Seagate ST9640320AS 640gb 2.5″ . This is the first time I’ve ever come across a certain brand and size range fail in multiples all in a week. I will try to get the model numbers for you, but I believe they were all the Momentus model. Maybe it was a coincidence...

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Review of Vantec NexStar SE 2.5″ SATA mobile drive bay

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Blog, computer backups, computers, hardware, Technology | 0 comments

I was recently looking for a 2.5″ mobile drive bay for a desktop computer. I decided to try the Vantec NexStar SE 2.5″ SATA mobile drive bay. Before I bought it I was a bit concerned with how the hard drive would fit into the drive bay that slid into the unit. I was hoping it would be relatively easy and it turned out it was. To insert a drive you simply spread four plastic tabs that have posts on them that fit into the side screw...

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COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) 3.5″ USB card reader problem

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Blog, computers, customer support, gaming, hardware | 0 comments

If you recently bought a COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper case (SGC-5000-KKN1) you may run into problems when installing a 3.5″ USB card reader. The issue I found when I installed my card reader is that the front of the card reader ends up being recessed about 3/8 of an inch from the front of the case. It should be flush to the front of the case. I spent about a half hour trying different ways and different card readers to get it to...

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