ASUS UX32A not detecting SSD

Is your ASUS UX32A or UX32VD not detecting the iSSD? You’re not alone. Read on… Yesterday the iSSD on my Zenbook died. It wouldn’t be recognised by the BIOS, within Ubuntu, live boot of gparted or even get in to Windows. The POST would just hang for a good 10-15 minutes before it reached GRUB, and even then it wouldn’t go into Windows as the UX32A makes use of ExpressCache and Intel Rapid Storage Technology with …

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Raspberry Pi: network file sharing with samba

This post will demonstrate how you can share files from your RPi, to all your Windows machines that are within your LAN. Start off by updating your repositories and currently installed packages: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Then progress to install samba, along with samba-common-bin. samba-common-bin will provide you with the testparm utility, that checks your smb.conf file for errors in used syntaxes. This may take a while… sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin …

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Raspberry Pi: Configure static IP address and enable local remote access via SSH

It’s worth noting for this tut that you’ll notice I’m configuring my static IP via Putty, which obviously means I’ve previously configured my static IP. I’m just going through the process again but from my Desktop, as screenshots are far easier to manage from here. Configuring a static IP First off, boot up your Raspberry Pi and connect it to your LAN via Ethernet. Type the below command; this will produce your RPi’s network adapter’s …

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A comparison of rsync vs. rdiff-backup

Abstract rsync and rdiff-backup are both incremental solutions, so only the differences in files from source to destination are transferred, not the entire source. rdiff-backup is more CPU intensive than rsync because it SHA-1 checksums everything it encounters[1][2], so if a hash of a file in the destination directory is different to the source file, it then calculates what the differences are between the two and pings them over. rsync, however, is super quick. It doesn’t checksum …

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