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Archive for January, 2019

Decent USB 3.0 Port Replicator

by on Jan.24, 2019, under Hardware

We recently deployed an inexpensive Kensington USB 3.0 Dual Display Docking Station (on Amazon http://amzn.to/2FKXYBm for an HP ProBook 450 G3. The displays performed fine for business uses and the price is hard to beat.

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Solid QNAP NAS Build

by on Jan.16, 2019, under Hardware, NAS, QNAP

If you’re looking to setup a high performance NAS, I’d highly recommend checking out QNAP’s TS-873-8G-US NAS (On Amazon – http://amzn.to/2RYA1w9).

Is is compatible with the Samsung 860 EVO 4TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (on Amazon http://amzn.to/2FweVza). Using 6 4TB drives with RAID10 would allow for about 12TB of storage and with RAID5 you would get about 20TB of storage.

It is also compatible with the Samsung 860 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E2T0B/AM) (on Amazon http://amzn.to/2MeJw4V), which would yield 6TB at RAID10 and 10TB at RAID5.

To create the high-performance cache, you would want to use the following:
Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Expansion Card (on Amazon http://amzn.to/2TTJEZY)
and
Two x Samsung 860 EVO 1TB M.2 SATA Internal SSD (on Amazon http://amzn.to/2SZkNEe)

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Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter

by on Jan.16, 2019, under Hardware, Wireless Networking - 802.11 WiFi

We’ve deployed a few of these Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter (A7000-10000S) (on Amazon http://amzn.to/2T5UBrm) in areas with high radio density where we didn’t want the clients to have to deal with Alpha drivers. The adapter comes with a 3 foot USB cable that allowed for optimal place and we saw excellent throughput.

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Cisco SPA500S Expansion Module

by on Jan.08, 2019, under Hardware

We recently had to source a Cisco SPA500S Expansion Module for a client using Ring Central. Rather than buy it direct, we found it much cheaper on Amazon http://amzn.to/2M575ND and the client was able to install it themselves via plug-and-play functionality.

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