The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

March, 2011


March 30, 2011  2:24 AM

New Intel SSD Drive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Intel SSD, Intel SSD 320 Specs, OCZ Vertex 2 Pro, OS-aware hot plug, SATA 3G, X-25M

The Intel SSD320, is better in every way than its predecessor the X-25M. The SSD 320 has a sequential write speed of 220 MB per seconds, more than double that of the X25-M, and a sequential read speed of 270 MB per second. The faster speeds improve a PC's multitasking capabilities. For example,...

March 30, 2011  2:10 AM

Firefox 4 for Android Released



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android mobile browser, ARMv6 processor, ARMv7 processor, Firefox 4, Google Nexus One, HTC Evo, Motorola Droid X, Motorola Xoom, Mozilla's Firefox, Samsung Galaxy

One of the worlds more predominant browsers has been up on the Android market for quite some time in BETA form, at which time it supported ARMv6 and ARMv7 processors, since its full release it is now only supported for ARMv7 processors. The final release also does not support Flash, although the...


March 24, 2011  11:32 AM

Server 2008 R2 Robocopy New Features



Posted by: Nathan Simon
file migration, microsoft, new features, R2, robocopy, robocopy switches, smart file transfer, Windows Server 2008

Robocopy has been around for a long time, but there are 2 switches that you want to start incorporating into your scripts, they are /ZB and /DCOPY:T /ZB :: use restartable mode; if access denied use Backup mode. When you use the /ZB option, this command uses Restart mode. If...


March 22, 2011  6:00 PM

BlackBerry PlayBook Available for Pre-Order!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, BlackBerry, hdmi, iphone, Nettop, Playbook, RIM, WSVGA

If you like your BlackBerry, I mean if you love your BlackBerry and want to have the latest and greatest toy then you should get on the bandwagon and order now!

PlayBook has a 7″ 1024×600 WSVGA capacitive LCD touch screen, a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM memory, a 1080p HDMI...


March 22, 2011  5:51 PM

Asus Eee Slate EP121



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS, Bluetooth V3.0, core i5, Eee Slate EP121, LED, microsoft, touch, Windows 7 Home Premium, WXGA

With all the tablets out there, here is one to watch out for.

A tablet device shouldn't have to skimp on powerful hardware just because of its size. Accept no compromises on performance and portability with the ASUS Eee Slate EP121, the world's most powerful tablet device featuring an...


March 22, 2011  3:21 PM

How to get Public Folder Statistics in Outlook 2007 and 2010



Posted by: Nathan Simon
EMC, Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Exchange Management Console, Get-PublicFolderStatistics, powershell, Public Folder Replication, retrieve public folder statistics

You cannot use the EMC to retrieve public folder statistics. This example returns the statistics for the public folder Marketing with a piped command to format the list. Copy Code Get-PublicFolderStatistics -Identity \Marketing | fl Note: The value for the Identity parameter must include...


March 19, 2011  4:49 PM

License Issues when Upgrading Veeam 4.1 to 5.01



Posted by: Nathan Simon
backup failed, license issues, Veeam, Veeam 4.01 Upgrade, Veeam 5.01, Veeam Sure Backup, Windows Server 2008, workaround

What do you do if you upgrade from Veeam 4.x to 5.01 and all your jobs are failing, you've applied the proper licensing, you can see that there are licenses...


March 19, 2011  4:39 PM

How to Disable Windows 7 Automatic Update Restart



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Automatic Updates, Computer Policy, disable Windows 7 automatic update restart, gpupdate, Group Policy, microsoft, no restart, User Policy, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

How often have you sat down at your computer and your logged off? What happened you say to yourself? You log back in and Windows kindly mentions to you that it had restarted because of Windows updates. Well what if you had a bunch of stuff open? Yeah Windows doesn't care, it just reboots. Well I am...


March 14, 2011  12:53 AM

6 Series Motherboards now Shipping



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Intel 6 Series, Maximus IV Extreme Board, P8H67-I, P8P67 Deluxe, replacement program, Sabertooth P67, SATA port flaw

As of Friday this month, manufacturers have started shipping new revisions of their mainboards. Fremont, California (March 1, 2011) - As part of an overall recovery plan following the detection of the Intel® 6 Series chipset design error , ASUS expedited the manufacturing and delivery of new...


March 12, 2011  9:15 PM

1TB per Platter



Posted by: Nathan Simon
NAS, RAID5, redundancy, Samsung

Lots of storage, that's what everyone wants and needs.

Remember when the hard drive industry tried to convince us they would never be able to pump out hard drives bigger than 100GB? Well according to Samsung the platter density war is still alive and well, and a new breakthrough has...


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