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The SDM R4 is SOLD OUT!
The SDM R4 is a bracket that facilitates mounting two additional 2.5″ drives in a HP MicroServer Gen8. There are also mounting holes for fans across the bottom to help cool RAID/SATA cards. The kit includes all the fasteners needed to install.
With optional Stackers you can run four 2.5″ drives on the SDM R4. The SDM R4 will support four 9.5MM 2.5″ drives. If you want to run four drives on the SDM R4, you need to order SSB stacking brackets listed below. One set of SSB per drive pair, four drives will require two SSB kits. Because of the size of the SDM R4, if you are going to boot your server using the internal USB port, you will need to use a USB stick that is shorter than 1″. For more information on mounting instructions look here: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5960-hp-ms-g8-25-drive-bracket-revision-history-new-rev-35-and-rev-4-info/?p=137922
The SDM R3.5 is in stock and ready to ship!
The SDM R3.5 is a bracket that facilitates mounting one additional 2.5″ drive in a HP MicroServer Gen8. The kit includes all the fasteners needed to install.
With optional Stackers you can run two 2.5″ drives on the SDM R3.5. The SDM R3.5 will support two 9.5MM 2.5″ drives. If you want to run two drives on the SDM R3.5, you need to order SSB stacking brackets listed below. One set of SSB per drive pair. For more information on mounting instructions look here: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5960-hp-ms-g8-25-drive-bracket-revision-history-new-rev-35-and-rev-4-info/?p=137922
SSB-9.5 for 9.5mm drives $10
Schoondoggy Stacking Brackets can be used to stack two 2.5” drives. All screws are included
SSB-7 for 7mm drives $10
SOC-MSG8-R1 kit for 9.5mm optical drives to latch it in place. Screws included $9.
The SDM R4 is SOLD OUT!
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
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
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.
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.
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!
By G. WadeTech
I am thinking about going to the event at the MOA on October 25th and I am interested to see if there are others that would be interested in meeting up at the store. Anyone want to go?
By Rod at home
In December 2012 I was going to a conference, and I needed to get a new laptop, so I could access work in the event I was called upon to do so. Of course that was too early for me to get a Surface Pro, so I checked out various Windows 8 laptops, and settled upon a Sony Vaio SVE1414AE13L.It has a touch enabled screen. This was the first Windows 8 device I ever had interaction with. It has a i7 processor, 8 GB RAM and a 1 TB HD, so I thought it would be great, but as I said this was my first inaction with a Windows 8 device and I was initially disappointed with the poor response to touch. For example, whenever I tried to close an app it took a lot of effort to close it. I had to press and hold the top of the window of a Metro app for a few seconds, before it would work. Since this was the first time I interacted with a Windows 8 device, I thought that was just the way that Windows 8 worked.
But last weekend my wife and I went to a Staples to check out their Windows RT, and WOW, what a difference! Windows 8 (Windows RT in this case) was truly fast and fluid. When we had any Metro app opened, if we swiped down from the top it immediately went down and closed. We close swipe windows from the left or top and it work really fast. The same isn't true of with my Sony Vaio. I confess I am disappointed with my Sony Vaio. However, I am a Windows developer, doing development with Visual Studio, SQL Server and other software products. I need a powerful machine, so although my Sony Vaio isn't what I hoped it would be, at least it gives me some experience with Windows 8. And more importantly I can do Windows 8 development with it.
I write this in hopes that it might help others considering the Sony Vaio as their Windows 8 machines. It isn't all that it should be, but it's OK. You won't have a great experience, but at least you can get some experience with Windows 8.