We are back with a packed episode this time. We start out with the 2nd Annual Meetup date and details. You don’t want to miss it! I’ll be talking a lot about Synology and differences between 2 and 4 bay units. Synology also has a new box coming out and we talk about it a bit. CrashPlan and SkyDrive are also a part of the conversation as well as Windows 8 tablets and phones that are headed our way. We also briefly touch on LastPass and 2 factor authentication. Enjoy, and don’t forget to check the video out at youtube.com/homeservershow.
Don’t forget the video! They YouTube of this episode is live on my channel: http://youtube.com/homeservershow
Thanks to mswhs.com for publishing our meetup plans.
The date is set for October 20th. See forums post to RSVP.
Twitter follower asks, why is 4 bay Synology more expensive than the 2 bay?
The new DS213 2Ghz processor, 512MB RAM, USB 3
Comparison chart of three 2 bay units.
Synology has a nice article on how it compares to a “home server.”
Follow up on the battery backup chat from Peter S.
The date you put the APC in service is less important than the date that the unit was manufactured.
Here is my APC buying process.
The APC serial number gives the date of mfg. Ignore the first number and letter. The next 4 digits are the year and week of manufacture. When you buy at Frys, look for the unit with the most recent date of manufacture. I try for no older than six months. The lead acid batteries don’t like to sit without being charged for more than six months or so. My batteries usually last three years from mfg. date but if the UPS sat before putting in service, it will not last as long.
Also, a higher VA(watt) unit will not necessarily run a load longer than a lower VA unit. What affects the runtime is the number of batteries in the unit and the amp-hour rating of the batteries. As long as the unit is rated to handle the peak load, your runtime is dependent on the batteries.
SkyDrive for Android
Jim covers the Mat Honan hack issue here.
Then, what to think of all the two step authentication measures?
WD Velociraptor vs SSD
Wins in the write tests. SSD wins in READS.
I’ve never owned a Velociraptor but have used a few in customer installations. Good 3 minute video talking about them and the RED drives.
Windows 8 Hardware News
PCDOC tests Storage Spaces
Windows Phone 8 Launch Dates – Mary Jo Foley
Jim is launching a Windows 8 Survival Guide out at the Average Guy TV site and will crowdsource it. Anyone who wants to add to it can just post a comment, tweet or email.
October is going to be a busy month!
Windows 8 Oct 26th
October 25, the day before general availability, will be Microsoft’s big launch event for Windows 8 and the Surface RT
October 29 will be the official “launch” of Windows Phone 8,
Here’re just some of the things we’ve improved:
Sync: We’ve brought it to near perfection: share unlimited amounts of information with your friends or between your own devices, and sync across your computer, phone, tablet, network, USB key or any external drive. So much faster and easier to use than ever before.
Free mobile apps: Now, your data is not just protected but is also available anywhere you go. The files you want are now in all your devices, anytime you want them. Mobile apps are available no charge from the App Store andAndroid Market.
Windows 8: True Image 2013 is compatible with Windows 8 so it’s ready to go on all the latest PCs. Of course it also supports earlier Windows versions down to Windows XP. Stay current with technological developments!
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