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If you are in the market for an ultra-wide curved gaming monitor, you will soon realize that there aren’t that many options available, especially if you have a NVIDIA graphics card and don’t want to miss out on the adaptive sync technology G-Sync. The Dell Alienware AW3418DW is a 34” monitor that offers a resolution of 3440×1440 and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The monitor has been on the market for about 1 year, but it still remains one of the top choices for gaming.
The following review is about the Samsung Xpress M2026, an entry-level mono laser printer. Note that there is also a version with WiFi, which is not covered in this review.
This is a brief review of the Samsung T3 SSD (250GB version, MU-PT250B/EU).
I have composed a small collection of Linux commands, tools and hints.
The document contains a variety of basic commands for beginners, but also includes some hints and commands which might be useful for advanced users (e.g. as a kind of look-up table).
Note that some of the commands are only available on Ubuntu / Debian based systems.
This is a list of my favorite, free tools for Windows. Free means it’s either freeware or open source software.
It is surprising how many good tools there are, and how little they are known among Windows users. There is no need to burden your wallet if a free tool can get the job done equally well, right?
The Delock SATA to USB3.0 converter (61882) allows you to connect basically any 2.5” and 3.5” harddisk with an SATA interface to a computer.
I guess most people know that it is important to regularly backup important data. However, only few do it and even fewer do it properly. Fact is: No storage medium is safe, it is only a question of time before it fails. So what is the best way to store data? What is the most reliable backup medium? Harddisc, SSD, DVD or something else?
I am using six 3TB Western Digital RED harddisks in my Synology NAS servers, which are mainly used for file storage and media streaming. The RED series was specifically designed for NAS servers and are rated for 24/7 operation. With a MTBF (mean time between failures) of 1 million hours, one would assume those drives should be fairly reliable. Now, after 4 years and only 5000 hours of operation, one of the disks died.
The Logitech G-series G413 keyboard is a full size, back-illuminated mechanical gaming keyboard. It is available in a silver or black finish (aka Carbon), where the former has white and the latter red backlight. The MSRP of the G413 is 100€ (street price from ~85€), which may sound quite steep when compared to traditional rubber-dome keyboards. In my opinion the price tag is just about right for a mechanical keyboard.