• Joe_Miner
    By: JohnStutsman
     
     
     

     
    Figure 1 – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B – 6 Bay 2.5” SAS/SATA HDD Hot Swap Cage for 5.25” Bay (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     
    This is Part 2 of a three part series on the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B 6 Bay 2.5” SAS/SATA Hot Swap Cage for 5.25” Bay’s. In this part I will install the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B in a 5.25” bay of my HP ProLiant ML10v2 Server.
     
    Part 1: Unboxing
     
    Part 2: Installation
     
    Part 3: Performance
     
     
     
    Installing Icy Dock’s ExpressCage MB326SP-B in my ML10v2
     
    As stated in Part 1: Recently, Dave asked me to review the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B 6 Bay 2.5” SAS/SATA Hot Swap Cage for 5.25” Bay’s (“ExpressCage”). I had the perfect application in my HP ProLiant ML10v2 where with the addition of a P222 I had 10 SATA Ports but only a main cage for four 3.5” drives and two 5.25” Bay’s. With the MB326SP-B I could put six drives in the Icy Dock ExpressCage using one 5.25” bay and still have a 5.25” bay available for future expansion or projects (a huge plus in my book).
     
    The Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B had many “Key Features” that I found very intriguing but obviously the most important in my mind was being able to install six 2.5” HDDs/SSDs up to 9.5mm thick in the space of one 5.25” half-height bay with hot-swap support and SAS/SATA – 6GB/s support. The additional features were certainly icing on the cake, especially when coupled with my positive previous experience with Icy Dock products.
     
    In my opinion, this ExpressCage is living up to its predecessor’s reputations. Its feel is solid and installation was easy. This is a reliable quality product perfect for many applications of the home enthusiast!
     
     
     

     
    Figure 2 – Key Features of the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 3 – My ExpressCage MB326SP-B and box contents laid out on a Static Mat before installation. I really appreciated how the bags are labeled, by Icy Dock, containing the Device screws (12 plus 2 spares) M3*2.5 and 2.5 HDD screws (8 plus 2 spares) M3*4. A good indication of the thought that went into the design and packaging of the ExpressCage!
     
     
     

     
    Figure 4 – My ExpressCage MB326SP-B with drive caddy’s 2, 4, & 6 opened – on Static Mat before installation.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 5 – The back of the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B with all 6 SATA data cables connected and 2 SATA power connections. I made all of the connections outside of the ML10v2 then slid the ExpressCage into the bottom 5.25” bay of the ML10v2.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 6 – Another view of the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B with all cables connected just before sliding into the bottom 5.25” bay of the ML10v2.
     
     
     

     
    Video 1 – Installing my Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B
     
     
     

     
    Figure 7 – Side view of the HP ProLiant ML10v2 with the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B installed in the lower 5.25” bay. The heads of the two Device screws (2 x M3*2.5) are visible holding the ExpressCage securely in place.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 8 – Front view of the HP ProLiant ML10v2 with the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B installed in the lower 5.25” bay. The six drives in the ExpressCage are active as well as the four drives in the lower main drive cage for a total of ten drives in the ML10v2. AND my top 5.25” bay is free for future projects or additions!
     
     
     

     
    Figure 9 – Front view of the HP ProLiant ML10v2 with the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B installed in the lower 5.25” bay with front panel replaced on ML10v2.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 10 – Front view of the HP ProLiant ML10v2 with the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B installed in the lower 5.25” bay. Booted up to desktop view. Note Windows Home Server 2011 connector in upper left of the screen.
     
     
     
     
     

     
    Figure 11 – Data Sheet for the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB324SP-B (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 12 – Front view of the HP ProLiant ML10v2 with the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B installed in the lower 5.25” bay. Booted up to desktop view. Note Windows Home Server 2011 connector in upper left of the screen File Explorer opened showing the four logical drives in the ML10v2.
     
     
     
    As-Built (I named my Computer: SkyNet)


    HP ProLiant ML10v2 Gen9
    Xeon E3-1220v3
    32GB Unbuffered ECC RAM KVR16E11K4/32
    B120i Logical Drive 01: OS drive – 1 x Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 1 (SATA III or 6GB/s) -- Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 1
    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
    B120i Logical Drive 02: Data drive – 1 x Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 2 (SATA III or 6GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 2
    B120i Logical Drive 03: Data drive -- 4 x WD10JUCT 1TB 2.5” HDDs in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Ports 3, 4, 5, & 6 (each SATA II or 3GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bays 3, 4, 5, & 6
    P222 Logical Drive 01: Data drive – 4 x WD 5TB SE HDDs (WD5001F9YZ) in RAID5 on HP Dynamic Smart Array P222 RAID Controller Card – Ports 1, 2, 3, & 4 (each SATA III or 6GB/s) – mounted in Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4 of drive main cage
    Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B (I used the existing SATA cable that had gone to the optical drive for bay 5 plus a Blue 18” SATA cable I had in stock from previous projects for Bay 6; StarTech Model SAS8087S450 19” (50cm) Serial Attached SCSI SAS Cable – SFF-8087 to 4x Latching SATA for Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4; I also used a Molex Y to two SATA Power Connectors)
    Video card – HD5450
    60mm Fan mounted (using cable ties) near the bottom front of ML10v2 to increase air flow for the P222 and Video card
    60mm Fan mounted (using cable ties)  in empty card slot to direct air flow directly on P222 heat sink (plus Molex to Fan splitter and Y Fan to 2 Fan connector cable)
     
     
    Be sure to check out Part 3 of this 3 part series where I measure the Performance of the ExpressCage MB326SP-B in my HP ProLiant ML10v2 while previously in Part 1 I showed the Unboxing of my ExpressCage MB326SP-B.
     
    Then later, please join us in the HSS Forums to discuss this and many other interesting topics.
     
     
     
    References:
     
    Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B http://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=231
     
    Other HSS Icy Dock Blog Postings http://homeservershow.com/tag/icyDock
     
    HSS Forum Posting on this ExpressCage MB326SP-B: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/12114-icy-dock-expresscage-mb326sp-b/
     
    Other HSS ML10v2 Blog Postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/ML10v2
     
    HSS HP ProLiant ML10v2 postings: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/
     
    Icy Dock Play List
     
     
    Joe_Miner
    By: JohnStutsman
     
     
     

     
    Figure 1 – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B – 4 Bay 2.5” SAS/SATA HDD Hot Swap Cage for 5.25” Bay (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     
    This is the first of a three part series on the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B 6 Bay 2.5” SAS/SATA Hot Swap Cage for 5.25” Bay’s.
     
    Part 1: Unboxing
     
    Part 2: Installation
     
    Part 3: Performance
     
     
     
    Part 1: Unboxing Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B
     
    Recently, Dave asked me to review the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B 6 Bay 2.5” SAS/SATA Hot Swap Cage for 5.25” Bay’s (“ExpressCage”). I had the perfect application in my HP ProLiant ML10v2 where with the addition of a P222 I had 10 SATA Ports but only a main cage for four 3.5” drives and two 5.25” Bay’s. With the MB326SP-B I could put six drives in the Icy Dock ExpressCage using one 5.25” bay and still have a 5.25” bay available for future expansion or projects (a huge plus in my book).
     
     
     
    Specifications of the ExpressCage
     
    Icy Dock provided a list of specifications and product detail that I found very intriguing including support for six 2.5” HDDs/SSDs up to 9.5mm thick, hot-swap support, and SAS/SATA – 6GB/s support. All in a 5.25” half-height form factor needing only two SATA power ports. Having worked with the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB324SP-B at HSS MeetUp 2015 (#Best MeetUpEver) and experiencing very good results in a HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer and in a Lian-Li PC-K9WX Desktop I was excited to get started! I wasn’t disappointed!
     
     
     

     
    Figure 2 – Specifications of the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 3 – The ExpressCage MB326SP-B requires two 15 Pin SATA Power connectors to power the 6 drive bays in the MB326SP-B which greatly simplified the power cabling inside the ML10v2. The ML10v2 had two 15 Pin SATA Power connectors that I could have used but I wanted to be able to connect all my cabling outside the ML10v2 before sliding into the 5.25” bay so I used a 8” Molex Y splitter to two 15 Pin SATA Power connectors cable and installation was a snap!
     
     
     

     
    Figure 4 – The ability to control the fan speed settings is a great feature – with 2 SSDs and 4 HDDs in my MB325SP-B I chose to set my fans on high during installation just to help with cooling of the HDDs as well as the interior of the ML10v2 (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 5 – The extra thought in the design to allow me to switch out the 40mm cooling fans in the future is a great indicator of good design practice, in my opinion (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 6 – I like to use locking clips and appreciate the physical and audio feedback they provide during installation. The Blue LED’s provide me feedback that the drives are powered and it’s kind of cool, in my opinion, when the drives are being accessed and the Blue LED’s are flashing (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 7 – The built-in screws secure the drives well that I was using (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 8 – Icy Dock provides screws that could be used to further secure the drives to the caddy but I found no need for them – it is nice that they are available though (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     
    When the ExpressCage MB326SP-B arrived, I wanted to unbox it as soon as I could and get to work!
     
     
     

     
    Video 1 – Unboxing my Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B
     
     
     

     
    Figure 9 – My ExpressCage MB326SP-B and box contents laid out on a Static Mat
     
     
     

     
    Figure 10 – My ExpressCage MB326SP-B next to the included, LABLED, packages of HDD/SS 8 x M3*2.5 screws and Device 12 x M3*4 screws (each package with 2 extra screws so actually 10 and 14 screws respectively)! I was very impressed by this packaging organization, especially the labeling, and took it as a sign illustrating the thought and design care that goes into Icy Dock products!
     
     
     

     
    Figure 11 – Key Features of the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 12 – Data Sheet for the Icy Dock ExpressCage MB324SP-B (Photo courtesy Icy Dock)
     
     
     

     
    Figure 13 – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB324SP-B installed in my HP ProLiant ML10v2
     
     
     
    As-Built (I named my Computer: SkyNet)


    HP ProLiant ML10v2 Gen9
    Xeon E3-1220v3
    32GB Unbuffered ECC RAM KVR16E11K4/32
    B120i Logical Drive 01: OS drive – 1 x Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 1 (SATA III or 6GB/s) -- Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 1
    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
    B120i Logical Drive 02: Data drive – 1 x Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Port 2 (SATA III or 6GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bay 2
    B120i Logical Drive 03: Data drive -- 4 x WD10JUCT 1TB 2.5” HDDs in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Ports 3, 4, 5, & 6 (each SATA II or 3GB/s) – Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B Bays 3, 4, 5, & 6
    P222 Logical Drive 01: Data drive – 4 x WD 5TB SE HDDs (WD5001F9YZ) in RAID5 on HP Dynamic Smart Array P222 RAID Controller Card – Ports 1, 2, 3, & 4 (each SATA III or 6GB/s) – mounted in Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4 of drive main cage 
    Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B (I used the existing SATA cable that had gone to the optical drive for bay 6 plus a Blue 18” SATA cable I had in stock from previous projects for Bay 5; StarTech Model SAS8087S450 19” (50cm) Serial Attached SCSI SAS Cable – SFF-8087 to 4x Latching SATA for Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4; I also used a Molex Y to two SATA Power Connectors)
    Video card
    60mm Fan mounted near the bottom front of ML10v2 to increase air flow for the P222 and Video card
    40mm Fan mounted in empty card slot to direct air flow directly on P222 heat sink (plus Molex to Fan splitter and Y Fan to 2 Fan connector cable)
     
     
    Be sure to check in Part 2 of this 3 part series where I discuss the Installation of the ExpressCage MB326SP-B in my HP ProLiant ML10v2 while in Part 3 I show the Performance of my ML10v2 logical drives with the ExpressCage MB326SP-B installed.
     
    Then later, please join us in the HSS Forums to discuss this and many other interesting topics.
     
     
     
    References:
     
    Icy Dock ExpressCage MB326SP-B http://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=231
     
    Other HSS Icy Dock Blog Postings http://homeservershow.com/tag/icyDock
     
    Other HSS ML10v2 Blog Postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/ML10v2
     
    HSS HP ProLiant ML10v2 postings: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/
     
    Icy Dock Play List
    Dave

    By Dave, in Blog,

    Panos Panay just wowed the Microsoft crowd with two incredible hardware reveals. The first was the SurfaceBook i7 with a whopping 16 hours of battery life.  The second was Surface Studio. I dare you to call it an "All in One" after today.
     
    I'll be chatting about all this gear on my new podcast, RESET. Find it here: mccabe.io
     
     
     

     
    Surface Studio
     
    The specs of Studio are impressive but visually it is stunning. It has 28" of wow that can be manipulated to however you prefer to create.
     

     
    Screen: 28" PixelSense Display
    Resolution: 4500 x 3000 (192 DPI)
    Color settings: Adobe sRGB, DCI-P3 and Vivid Color Profiles, Individually color calibrated
    Touch: 10-point multi-touch
    Aspect Ratio: 3:2
    Surface Pen
    Zero Gravity Hinge
    Quad-core 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GPU GDDR5 memory or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GPU GDDR5 memory
     
    It looks like a creative persons dream machine.  Apple picked a bad week to follow Microsoft when it comes to hardware reveals.  I personally would like to try the Studio and Dial with some video editing software.  I think it will be great for that.
     
    Look at the Microsoft Store online for more photos.  It really is a nice looking Surface. Link Here.
     
    Surface Book
     
    The Surface Book is plain and simple; More.  More graphics and more battery.  It's a little heavier and starts at 3.6 pounds where last year's Surface Book was 3.3 pounds.  Maybe it's the new 6th Gen Intel Core i7 or the i7: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.  That's nice but Panos stated they just put in more battery!  It's nice to see that.  Adds a little weight but for those that want the battery life it's a welcome change.
     

     
     
     
    Surface Dial
    The Dial is impressive.  It's compatible with any Windows 10 enabled PC, laptop, or tablet as long as it has the Anniversary Update.  Don't try this with your Surface Pro but it will stick to the screen of the Surface Studio!  It will have optimized off screen compatibility with Surface Book and SP4.
     
    It's a jog dial on steroids and Panos and software partners demo'd many uses of it. Color wheel, zoom in, etc.  It's $99 and can be purchased now for delivery on November 10th.
     

     
    Thanks for shopping with my links.  Maybe I can get one too!
    Dave

    By Dave, in Surface Geeks,

    Panos Panay just wowed the Microsoft crowd with two incredible hardware reveals. The first was the SurfaceBook i7 with a whopping 16 hours of battery life.  The second was Surface Studio. I dare you to call it an "All in One" after today.
     
    I'll be chatting about all this gear on my new podcast, RESET. Find it here: mccabe.io
     
     
     

     
    Surface Studio
     
    The specs of Studio are impressive but visually it is stunning. It has 28" of wow that can be manipulated to however you prefer to create.
     

     
    Screen: 28" PixelSense Display
    Resolution: 4500 x 3000 (192 DPI)
    Color settings: Adobe sRGB, DCI-P3 and Vivid Color Profiles, Individually color calibrated
    Touch: 10-point multi-touch
    Aspect Ratio: 3:2
    Surface Pen
    Zero Gravity Hinge
    Quad-core 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GPU GDDR5 memory or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GPU GDDR5 memory
     
    It looks like a creative persons dream machine.  Apple picked a bad week to follow Microsoft when it comes to hardware reveals.  I personally would like to try the Studio and Dial with some video editing software.  I think it will be great for that.
     
    Look at the Microsoft Store online for more photos.  It really is a nice looking Surface. Link Here.
     
    Surface Book
     
    The Surface Book is plain and simple; More.  More graphics and more battery.  It's a little heavier and starts at 3.6 pounds where last year's Surface Book was 3.3 pounds.  Maybe it's the new 6th Gen Intel Core i7 or the i7: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.  That's nice but Panos stated they just put in more battery!  It's nice to see that.  Adds a little weight but for those that want the battery life it's a welcome change.
     

     
     
     
    Surface Dial
    The Dial is impressive.  It's compatible with any Windows 10 enabled PC, laptop, or tablet as long as it has the Anniversary Update.  Don't try this with your Surface Pro but it will stick to the screen of the Surface Studio!  It will have optimized off screen compatibility with Surface Book and SP4.
     
    It's a jog dial on steroids and Panos and software partners demo'd many uses of it. Color wheel, zoom in, etc.  It's $99 and can be purchased now for delivery on November 10th.
     

     
    Thanks for shopping with my links.  Maybe I can get one too!
    Dave

    By Dave, in Blog,

    Hey HSS Fans. I want to introduce you to my new podcast. RESET.




    RESET will take all the good from Home Server Show and Surface Geeks while adding automation and gadgets. It will leave behind all the bad podcasting habits!
     

     
    Find it at http://mccabe.io and in your favorite podcast app.  Just search "reset" and you should find the paperclip.  Also on:
     
    iTunes
     
    Google Play
     
    RSS
    Dave

    By Dave, in Surface Geeks,

    It's the final Surface Geeks! Listen in to find out what is going on and where Surface Geeks is headed. Check out my new podcast, RESET where ever you download podcasts or at http://mccabe.io
     
    A big thanks to all who have supported and helped me put Surface Geeks out there. It was a great ride. See you on RESET!
     
     
    Dave

    By Dave, in Blog,

    Seriously.  Do I even have to say #bestmeetupever?  It totally was the best!  Kidding aside, it was a fantastic weekend and I have a great review of it by a forum member.  I think it is best to let Phil explain.


    Even if you don’t live close to Indianapolis; participating in a Meet-Up from UK or mainland Europe is completely do-able as I proved this weekend. Flying to and from Indianapolis from Norwich in England was smooth, efficient (11 hours) and affordable (~£600). Several US based participants travelled far longer than my easy straight forward journey.
     
    Having enjoyed and learned so much from HGG/HSS for several years; attending a Meet-Up had been an aspiration for ages. But until this year, joining one had always seemed impractical.
     
    In the forums I’ve always lurked more than posted, but the few times I have left voice mails or messages I’ve been impressed with the prompt well thought out responses and spirit of our community.
     
    Meet-Up 2016 started with an ice-breaker on Friday evening where we all met each other in advance of the main event on Saturday. Our tour of Dave’s HSS HQ, where we saw an impressive home IT system, was inspirational and made me realise how limited my home set up is. Afterwards we went to Fry’s where we geeked out in an amazing huge one stop shop “boy’s toys” supermarket. Our tasty casual burger and beer dinner together rounded the introductions and evening off so well. Meeting Dave and Jim was a highlight; albeit unusual, as I felt as if I knew them both but of course they knew nothing of me.
     
    Saturday’s main Meet Up in the Microsoft Indianapolis training room completely met my expectations. Dave, aided by Jim, cleverly scheduled a series of informal periods and organised topical presentations. Our breakfast coffee with pastries, catered bbq lunch and afternoon ice-cream bar were tasty and enjoyed by all of us. Big appreciations to Microsoft for making the venue available to us. Several individuals and companies generously donated gear for a substantial give-away at the end of the day. Big thanks to Synology, Securifi, Home8, Insteon, Silicon Dust, Kevin Schoonover, Alan Eisen, Jim Shoemaker, John Aydellote, Dewain Robinson. Special thanks to itGeeks who donated the big prize of a three pack of Lumas which I was lucky enough to win. I also won a completely misnamed “box of crap” donated by Kevin Schoonover, which is full of interesting stuff. Afterwards we descended on mass to the nearby Microsoft Store where the staff made us welcome and several of us bought some tasty kit. Our dinner together in a nearby Irish Bar rounded off the day.
     
    This morning we enjoyed a farewell breakfast in a rural Waffle House and said our goodbyes. This particular Waffle House personified my mental model of a USA diner complete with booths and bar to eat at.
     
    Today I’ve explored downtown Indianapolis where I needed to buy a suitcase to bring home all my shopping and kit I’d won.
     
    All of you who have thought about attending a Meet-Up; I urge you to take action and book a ticket next year. You won’t regret it.
     
    Special thanks and well done to Dave for organising Meet-Up 2016 for us to all enjoy.
     
     
    Chris Compton was shooting 360 video all day and brought some awesome give away items.  Check out some of the 360 video here.  I also have a few photos that I took and will pursue attendee photos to show you as well.
     
     
     
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    Featured photo by Vinylfreak
    Dave

    By Dave, in Blog,

    That day has come! We all come up on "that day," either with joy or dismay.  I have a little bit of both that I'm publishing the last episode of the Home Server Show.  It all started in 2008 and now comes to end.  My podcasting is not over however.  I have a brand new show and I'll talk about that in this last episode.  I'll also talk about how HSS started and we will bookend this journey with Ian Dixon who was my first interview and on the first episode.
     
    Check out RESET at mccabe.io
     
    I gave brief thanks and mentions during this short episode.  Honestly, I could have spent an hour listing people.  I wanted to type them out here.  I don't know why but I really didn't want choke up during that last episode.  Seems silly right?
     
    The other thing is I've stared at this post for hours.  I can't possibly list everyone.  I am going to leave someone out and it's not on purpose.  I've aged folks.  Why do you think I started a forum?  So I could ask questions to you guys!  I can't possibly list you all and I'm sorry if you don't see your name here.
     
    Many thanks to all who have interviewed with me, talked to me about their gear, have and continue to participate in my many forums.  You have participated in all my crazy ideas, my popular ones and my failed ones!  Thank you as well to everyone who has co-hosted with me on Home Server Show and Surface Geeks.   There is no way I could list all those people but Chris Lux, John Zajdler, and Jim Collison stick out in my mind.  What a wonderful time we had together during the HSS Version 1 days.  Jim, thanks for sticking with me
     
    Speaking of hey days. Ian Dixon, Andrew Edney, Alex Kuretz, Terry Walsh, Phillip Churchill, Christopher Courtney, Kevin Schoonover, John Stutsman, Chris Kenney, Rich O'Neal, Mike Faucher, Jose Ortiz, Michael Martis, Tim Daleo, Jim McCarthy, Jim Clark, Garry Whittaker, Dewain Robinson, Kyle Reddoch, John Wiskowski, Darren Cohen, Synology, WD, Icy Dock, and you.  Yes, you reading this.  That's who I have to thank. All who have listened.  All who have read.
     
    Every single one of the V1 Add-In Developers.  You guys rocked.
     
    All the top posters in the HSS Forums.
     
    Meetup attendees. You are a crazy bunch!
     
    Microsoft.  WHS Team, Ex Softie, now Amazon Alexa: Charlie Kindel, Surface Team, Windows Insider Team. The Indianapolis Microsoft Store for treating me like a "big shot."  Nanette Winter, the community director, for coming through with all my requests.
     
    Thanks for a great ride.  I hope you like RESET and I'll see you in the forums.
    Dave
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    Adding Windows 10 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials
     
    Adding Windows 10 to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
     

     
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    I'm going to tell you about a few Amazon purchases made on Prime Day. A couple of cameras for home security and I'm returning one of them! Patron shoutouts, Meetup 2016 and more!  Short but sweet!
     
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    My Amazon Prime Day Loot as discussed
     
    Sabrent Hard Drive Dock
     
    Tablet Bean Bag
     
    CyberLink Power Director 14 Ultra
     
    Zmodo 1280x720 Pan and Tilt IP Camera
     
    Amcrest ProHD 1080p Camera
     
    Polk Audio Magnifi One Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer
     
    CyberPower 1000VA Battery Backup