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The 2022 Productivity Workstation

My iMac Pro's 2017 components were beginning to show their age - especially in an era where Apple has nearly completed its transition to its "Apple silicon" optimized for macOS and a growing suite...

Synology DS1821+ Direct 10GbE Connection Speed

Coming from a Drobo 8D Thunderbolt 3 direct-attached storage (DAS), I wanted to preserve the benefits of transfer speed when moving to my Synology DS1821+ network-attached storage (NAS). My iMac Pro's 10-gigabit ethernet (10GbE) port...

Synology DS1821+ Network Attached Storage (NAS)

After roughly two years with a Drobo 8D, I've become frustrated for several reasons centered around StorCentric's apparent lack of customer care and product support. As an ICU physician who worked on the front...

Cleaning My Drobo DAS

Although I regularly dust the outside of my Drobo 8D direct-attached storage (DAS) server, I spent a few minutes cleaning the inside today. First, I shutdown my Drobo through the Drobo Dashboard application (select...

Smart Home Devices

I'm looking forward to Matter, a new automation connectivity standard, which will unify the efforts of Apple, Amazon, Google, and other hardware manufacturers to provide more options for smart home users seeking seamless integration...

Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini Front LCD Modification

I recently added a front-facing LCD panel to Ghost - my gaming workstation. The parts (Amazon affiliate links) needed for this modification are: Wimaxit 14" 1920 x 1080 FHD displayUSB C to USB C right angle...

RAID Is Not A Data Storage Backup!

I've been using my Drobo 8D thunderbolt 3 direct-attached storage (DAS) on my iMac Pro for over a year now with no issues. The performance is amazing allowing me to work directly off the...

The Birth Of Ghost – My Windows 11 Gaming Battle Station

This is my first real computer build as an attending physician in the sense that all of the internal components and peripherals are new. Over the years, I've dabbled with everything from RGB ATX cases...

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