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The ULT-WIIQ USB 3.0 to 2.5 Gigabit RJ45 LAN Network Adapter Cable

The ULT-WIIQ USB 3.0 to 2.5 Gigabit RJ45 LAN Network Adapter Cable

Hi everyone, Today, we will see a second product essential to my 2.5gbit/s network conversion. This product is the ULT-WIIQ USB 3.0 to 2.5 Gigabit RJ45 LAN Network Adapter Cable. As the name suggests, it is a USB 3.0 to 2.5gbit LAN adapter. These adapters are useful for use on laptops, or on machines where we do not have an available PCI Express slot to install one of those cards, like the IOCREST PCI Express x1 to Dual 2.5gbit LAN…

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The IOCREST PCI Express x1 to Dual 2.5gbit LAN Card (Realtek RTL8125B)

The IOCREST PCI Express x1 to Dual 2.5gbit LAN Card (Realtek RTL8125B)

Hi everyone, Today, we’ll start one of the products I got to upgrade my home network to 2.5gbit/s speeds. It is the IOCREST PCI Express x1 to Dual 2.5gbit/s LAN Card, using 2 Realtek RTL8125B chipset. The reason for this upgrade is that my current ISP (Internet Service Provider) company provided me with a new modem to replace my previous one which had a single Gigabit Ethernet port. The new modem is basically the same, except that it now uses…

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The HyperX Alloy Core RGB Wired USB keyboard

The HyperX Alloy Core RGB Wired USB keyboard

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the HyperX Alloy Core RGB Wired USB keyboard. This is a keyboard that is targeted to “gamers”, but in reality, it is suited for general use. This keyboard is wired, which means that it will work better than a wireless keyboard where sometimes interference can cause keystrokes to not be registered properly, and you don’t have to change or recharge the battery, since it is powered by the same USB cable. The keyboard…

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The CableCC / CY M.2 Key A+E PCI Express to dual SATA adapter

The CableCC / CY M.2 Key A+E PCI Express to dual SATA adapter

Hi everyone, In this post, I will be showing you the CableCC / CY M.2 Key A+E PCI Express to dual SATA adapter. This adapter is a similar product from the controller we saw yesterday, with a different form factor and controller chip. This model is made to fit into the Wi-Fi M.2 slot that usually has an A+E key on modern motherboards, whereas yesterday’s post was about a Mini PCI Express version. Today’s model also uses a JMicron JMB582…

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The CableCC / CY Mini PCI Express to dual SATA adapter

The CableCC / CY Mini PCI Express to dual SATA adapter

Hi everyone, In this post, I will be showing you the CableCC / CY Mini PCI Express to dual SATA adapter. As I have mentioned in other posts, I’m running Windows inside Linux by using QEMU/KVM. I try to pass most of the hardware by passing through their PCI Express devices, which should theoretically give better performance than virtualizing. The reason to add a PCI Express SATA adapter has to do with this, so that I don’t have to virtualize…

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The IO Crest Mini PCI-Express USB 3.0 Super-Speed Host Controller Card (Renesas D720201)

The IO Crest Mini PCI-Express USB 3.0 Super-Speed Host Controller Card (Renesas D720201)

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing an interesting Mini PCI-Express Expansion Card that adds 2 USB 3.0 headers to a machine. When I say “interesting”, it is due to the fact that this is a very small PCI Express card. Usually, the Mini PCI Express slot in machines is used for a Wi-Fi card, but some companies manufacture other types of peripherals, and this is one of them. Mini PCI Express slots is seen on most laptops before the…

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COMeap MOLEX and SATA to Floppy FDD Power Adapter

COMeap MOLEX and SATA to Floppy FDD Power Adapter

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the COMeap MOLEX and SATA to Floppy FDD Power Adapter. These 2 cables are an adapter that can convert either a MOLEX or SATA power connector to the Floppy FDD Power connector. Me using Floppy in 2022? Not really. I got this cable because a specific Mini PCI Express to USB 3.0 expansion card required a floppy power cable. Some PC peripherals may therefore require this connector rather than the conventional MOLEX or…

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The CY 50cm 10Pin Motherboard Female Header to Dual USB 2.0 Adapter Cable

The CY 50cm 10Pin Motherboard Female Header to Dual USB 2.0 Adapter Cable

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the CY 50cm 10Pin Motherboard Female Header to Dual USB 2.0 Adapter Cable. This cable is used to convert our USB 2.0 header pins inside our motherboard into fully useable USB 2.0 ports. Normally, computer motherboards have internal USB 2.0 headers that once upon a time were used for the front USB ports in a computer case. Nowadays, computer cases come primarily with USB 3.0 ports, which uses the internal USB 3.0 motherboard…

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Changing one of my CPUs to the Intel VT-d-enabled Intel i7-3720QM

Changing one of my CPUs to the Intel VT-d-enabled Intel i7-3720QM

Hi everyone, As I’ve been using Linux as my main operating system for a while, I’ve been doing some virtualization experiments to also use Windows with it. I discovered QEMU/KVM and virtio/VFIO PCI-Express passthrough, but unfortunately, one of my CPUs doesn’t support the Intel’s VT-d extension. This extension is used to enable direct hardware access, which enables us specifically to pass PCI-Express devices to the VM and act like if it was connected natively. My old CPU was an Intel…

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The FARSENSE USB 5V to 12V DC Step Up Cable

The FARSENSE USB 5V to 12V DC Step Up Cable

Hi everyone, Today, I will talk about the FARSENSE USB 5V to 12V DC Step Up Cable. This is a USB cable that Steps Up the voltage from 5V to 12V. The purpose of these cables is to allow you to power small 12V devices like portable modems or routers that use a low amperage. It is not meant to be used on high power devices like hard drives, as those require more power in order to spin up. This…

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