Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How to Disable the Write Protection on the Dell Windows 8 USB Recovery Stick

If you've purchased a PC from Dell lately you might have noticed that there is an option to get the recovery media, specifically Windows 8.1, on an 8GB USB flash drive. If you work in an IT department, these flash drives might start piling up and you might want to try and use them, at least some of them, for something else. Here's the rub... the freaking things are read only.

Monday, August 18, 2014

GAW Miners Fury Mods - Voltage [MOD]

How many hashes per second does the GAW Miners Fury leave on the table in the compromise between performance, power usage, and stability? We've looked at replacing the Fury's power supply and improving the Fury's cooling system. Now we want to make it go faster.

Monday, August 4, 2014

GAW Miners Fury Mods - Cooling [MOD]

The GAW Miners Fury is a low end, inexpensive, scrypt coin miner. As such, it lends itself well to modifications. Much like the power supply, the cooling system can be improved without much effort or technical ability. Does modding the cooling system do anything for the Fury's performance? Let's take a look.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

How to Set Up DFS Replication in Windows Server 2012 R2

DFS Replication is an effective way to replicate data between servers across a room or on the other side of the world. DFS Replication uses remote differential compression (RDC) to replicate only the changes in a file on a block by block basis instead of replicating the entire file. Consequently, replication is very efficient even across limited bandwidth connections.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

GAW Miners Fury Mods - Power Supply [MOD]

The Fury's power supply has received the ire of miners since GAW launched the product and shipped the first units. There has been some speculation about what might be gained from powering the Fury with a higher quality supply. I've spent a bunch of time testing and trying to discover what can be gained from using a better PSU and I have results.