Cyber Monday Deals on Amazon

Black Friday has come and gone, and today, we have Cyber Monday, another excuse for a holiday shopping season in the lead up to Christmas. There’s less than one month left to Christmas, and if…

Hard Disk Drives For NAS

I’ve been writing a number of posts about building a Network Attached Storage (NAS). The final, and arguably the most critical piece of the build, is the hard disk drive itself. Of course, everything’s important,…

Hard Disk Failure Or SGX Failure

Now that we have the scoop on the root cause of the SGX outage last Thursday, one wonders why a simple matter of a hard disk failure could spiral into such a disruption. More interesting,…

Destroying Data

At some point, your computer gets old, and you buy a new one. Then, what do you do with your old computer? Perhaps some people may re-use the hard disks. But if not, then what…

Make Backups and Go 2FA

It’s still relatively early in this new year of 2015, and if you’ve not thought about any new year’s resolution, I’ve some suggestions for you. If you’re not already doing these things, it’s high time that…

Building a Private Cloud Storage

I’ve started to run my own private cloud storage service. It’s fronted by ownCloud, and the storage is backed by Btrfs across three hard disk drives. They run off a CentOS 7 home server. This has…

Western Digital My Passport Wireless

Western Digital launched last month a new addition to their line of My Passport portable storage solutions, the My Passport Wireless. The My Passport Wireless is not only a portable hard disk drive, but also a mobile wireless…

Quick Btrfs Tutorial

Btrfs, pronounced “Butter F S”, among others, is one of the many open source filesystems available on Linux. It’s features include multi-device spanning, cloning, snapshots, sub volumes, and RAID capabilities makes it attractive for building multi…

WD My Passport Anniversary Edition

It’s the 10th anniversary of Western Digital’s popular line of My Passport portable external hard drives. Western Digital is commemorating this milestone with the launch of the My Passport Ultra Anniversary Edition (featured here) and…

Protecting Your Digital Life

Tomorrow, the full force of Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) comes into effect. It’s purpose is to protect individuals from unscrupulous use of personal data by organisations. We are more concerned than ever about…