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
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?
I recently suffered an unusual issue in the Linux terminal. Any commands prefixed with sudo would take 10 to sometimes 15 seconds to execute, while all other bash and terminal commands would operate at speed. Initially, I thought the issue was related to a Ubuntu Server install running in VMware Fusion on a low powered… Continue reading Way too slow sudo