Windows

Samsung NVMe SSD – DPC Watchdog Violation errors


Upon the latest Windows 10 version 1803 update*, my desktop became volatile to the point of being utterly unusable within a few minutes of use as the machine would pause before eventually completely freezing with a BSOD (bluescreen of death) and a DPC Watchdog Violation error. This violation error is a generic catch that is… Continue reading Samsung NVMe SSD – DPC Watchdog Violation errors

Linux · Raspberry Pi · Server

Easily create a NAS with a Raspberry Pi or another ARM computer


As of writing in October 2018, there is a price sweet spot for 200GB microSD cards that retail for $44USD. Combined with a Raspberry Pi, they allow the build of a relatively affordable, low powered NAS with a decent storage capacity for a home network -- all without the need for external drives, extra cables,… Continue reading Easily create a NAS with a Raspberry Pi or another ARM computer

Windows

What is the allocation unit size when formatting disks?


Within Microsoft Windows, while formatting drives most people leave the operating system to handle the characteristics of their partitions. But there are times where manually adjusting these options could be beneficial. This post will focus on the allocation unit choice available during formatting, its purpose and how it can benefit you. When instigating a drive… Continue reading What is the allocation unit size when formatting disks?