At the beginning of this year I wrote a small guide on how to “Install Synology DSM in a ESXi 5.x virtual machine“. Now that XPEnology has been updated to support version 5.2 of DSM, I though it was a good idea to update my previous post.
The last couple of days have been dedicated to designing a new front-end for my custom bartop arcade. I’m not very happy with my current setup running HyperSpin since it has some nasty bugs and isn’t actively maintained anymore. It’s time to go pro and also build the software myself, not just the hardware!
The Asus Zenbook u500vz ships with two 128GB SanDisk SSDs operating in a RAID 0 configuration by default. Yesterday I got my hand on such a device that had suffered from a severe disk crash, leaving just one of the drives accessible. What to do?
Back in 2011, I ordered myself a Synology Disk Station DS410 4-bay NAS in order to have a centralized and private storage solution for my files. I have to admit, the user interface and support from Synology superseded everything else at that time. Even now, four years later, I get free updates that provide many new features like running your own “Dropbox” clone. However, while the software continues to evolve, the hardware in the device sadly does not.
I’m interested in a lot of stuff when it comes to tech, but I don’t think anything entertains me more then trying to figure out how stuff works. From time to time I come across things that are just too silly to ignore.