Saturday, November 28
Luggable Storage Edition
- Summer has finally arrived. It wasn't so long ago that I needed to turn the heat back on, and today I've had the air conditioning running full blast.
I took the Synology servers out of the spare bedroom this morning and now they're going to occupy my coffee table for a while. The spare room is upstairs, and only downstairs is air conditioned, and I'm not leaving them to melt up there.
- Was planning to get myself a couple of 1TB Western Digital Blue SN550 SSDs from Amazon during the sales. The price went down from A$165 to $155 to $145 to $135.
Then of course they ran out.
Oh well. They still have other 1TB NVMe drives in the A$140-150 range, which is fine.
- ASRock has another range of mini-PCs based on the Ryzen 4000 APU family. (WCCFTech)
These are a different shape to NUCs, which are typically around 4"x4"x2". Instead, the Mars system is 8"x6"x1".
Ports include HDMI, VGA (why?), five USB 3.2, two USB 2.0, gigabit Ethernet, audio in and out, and a full-size SD card reader. It takes two SODIMMs, an M.2 drive, and a 2.5" 9.5mm high SATA hard drive or SSD.
One of the USB ports is Type C but it doesn't appear to support video, so realistically you're limited to a single monitor. I think this is designed to mount on the back of a monitor - hence the wide but thin form factor - so that would make sense.
- A look at the Western Digital Black SN750. (Serve the Home)
This is about 40% faster than the SN550 and between 20% and 100% more expensive depending on which prices you look at. A$400 for the 2TB model is quite attractive so naturally that one is out of stock until January.
- Scientists have discovered a huge body of water where you might least expect it: Under the sea. (New Scientist)
Specifically, several cubic kilometres of fresh water located about 500 metres below the seabed just off the coast of Hawaii.
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As for actually finding one anywhere... Yeah. About as much chance as getting a 6800 XT at list price.
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