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SSD for Hyper-V Build Lab

July 25, 2010

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Turns out Computer Plaza here in Dubai is not as well stocked as this geek would like: two visits and still not able to find a RAID card with an on-board cache. And the RAID cards they do have I can’t find online, so no telling whether they would work on Windows Server 2008 R2, […]

USB3, eSATA and old CPUs

July 13, 2010

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Last night I took the plunge: finally purchased a machine for use as a virtual machine host and file server at home. What pushed me over the edge? Windows Storage Server 2008: iSCSI Software Target aside, the file deduplication service will save me tons of space with all the duplicate importing of photos I manage […]

USB over iSCSI

July 8, 2010


This week we discovered our lab hardware may not have enough storage space available for an upcoming project. As a temporary solution, the obvious idea of an external drive came up. And died almost immediately when I was told I cannot connect an external USB disk to an installation of VMWare ESX. I have no […]