Cloning a 500GB Hard Disk Drive to the Samsung 870 EVO SSD using Linux

Cloning a 500GB Hard Disk Drive to the Samsung 870 EVO SSD using Linux

Hi everyone, In this post, we will be cloning a 500GB Hard Disk Drive to a 500GB Samsung 870 EVO SSD. For this, we will be using the Linux dd utility, and will confirm some important details using KDE Partition Manager. Before we begin, we must use a SATA to USB enclosure or adapter. I will be using an UGREEN USB 3.0 to SATA enclosure. Let’s begin the preparation: Preparing the Hard Disk Drive and SSD for cloning These are…

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Removing the Hard Disk Drive on the HP 2000-2c20NR laptop

Removing the Hard Disk Drive on the HP 2000-2c20NR laptop

Hi everyone, Today, I will be showing you how to remove the Hard Disk Drive on the HP 2000-2c20NR laptop. This process is simple, but you will need a screwdriver in order to take off some plastic covers that gives you access to the laptop’s RAM, WiFi Card, Hard Disk Drive, and Optical Disk Drive securing screw. Reasons of why you may want to remove the hard disk drive would be to upgrade or replace it with another, higher capacity…

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Side-by-Side Comparison of the Samsung 860 EVO and Samsung 870 EVO SSDs

Side-by-Side Comparison of the Samsung 860 EVO and Samsung 870 EVO SSDs

Hi everyone, This post will be a short one, as I wanted to show the Samsung 860 EVO and Samsung 870 EVO SSDs side by side. This post is not a technical one, rather than just showing the front and back of the products and see if something, if any, has changed in the product design. Product Front The front of both SSDs are exactly the same. Same color, same text and same symbol. Product Back Similarly, the back of…

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HUNSN Mini PC Firewall Appliances RJ09 and RJ14 are on Sale on Amazon

HUNSN Mini PC Firewall Appliances RJ09 and RJ14 are on Sale on Amazon

Hi everyone, Recently, I’ve been having my attention at the so called “Mini PC Firewall Appliances”, which are essentially mini computers with an Intel CPU and several LAN ports. I’ve been having a look at ones with 4 and 6 ports, but for my use case, the 6 port is the better option. For some weeks, I’ve mainly been looking at the HUNSN RJ09 and RJ14 models. The HUNSN RJ09 and RJ14 models are essentially the same, but the chasis…

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Unboxing the 500GB Samsung 870 EVO SSD

Unboxing the 500GB Samsung 870 EVO SSD

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing another SSD. This time, it is the 500GB Samsung 870 EVO SSD. This is a 2.5″ SATA Solid State Disk that can hold up to 500GB. It is marketed as having a write speed of up to 530MB/s and read speeds of up to 560MB/s. While new computers makes use of the newer NVMe slots to install a Solid State Disk, it is also common to install SATA SSDs on older hardware, or…

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Partitioning the Samsung SSD 980 500GB using gparted

Partitioning the Samsung SSD 980 500GB using gparted

Hi everyone, In this post, we will be partitioning our Samsung SSD 980 500GB using gparted for use in our Linux machine. Before we create a partition in our drive, we must have gparted installed. If you do not have it installed, follow these instructions below to install it. Installing gparted We will be installing gparted in Ubuntu 23.04. To install it, we will use apt. The command to use is sudo apt install gparted: We will approve the installation…

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Movies added and coming soon at Redbox – January 24, 2023

Movies added and coming soon at Redbox – January 24, 2023

Hi everyone, Today is the fourth Tuesday of January 2023. Today, we only have one movie on DVD and Blu-Ray. Let’s see them below: Movies added DVD Blu-Ray Movies Coming Soon This list may be incomplete, and titles may be added or removed at any time. January 31, 2023 February 7, 2023 February 14, 2023 February 24, 2023 Coming later What will you be watching this week? Post Views: 5

Updating the BIOS of the ASUS E210MA laptop

Updating the BIOS of the ASUS E210MA laptop

Hi everyone, In this post, we will see how to update the BIOS of the ASUS E210MA laptop I got for Christmas. It came with the BIOS 301 version, but we can update it to BIOS 304. Here, we will see the steps to update it. Downloading the BIOS The first thing we will do is go to ASUS Download Center support page and type our model number. This particular machine is model E210MA. We will click on “Driver &…

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Updating the WineHQ repository on Ubuntu 22.10 after using the Ubuntu 22.04 WineHQ repository

Updating the WineHQ repository on Ubuntu 22.10 after using the Ubuntu 22.04 WineHQ repository

Hi everyone, I should have written this post some time ago, since Ubuntu 22.10 has been released for a while now, and there is now an official WineHQ 22.10 Kinetic repository. Therefore, in this post, I will show the steps to update the WineHQ repository file from Ubuntu Jammy to Ubuntu Kinetic. The process of updating the apt repository for WineHQ is very simple. We will rename the repository file from jammy to kinetic, use nano as our text editor…

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Releasing flac_recompressor Python Script

Releasing flac_recompressor Python Script

Hi everyone, In the past few days, I’ve been working on a script that will attempt to get the smallest FLAC file size possible. I’ve been playing around several FLAC encoder options and determined that by changing the block size, it is possible to get a smaller file size. However, it seems that depending on the audio file, we may need to use try different block size combination in order to get the smallest size, and this is what this…

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