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    I need a Blu-Ray writer that won't die after 6 months to 1 year

    I don't think I've had an optical drive that lasted since the days when Plextor still made their own hardware and when Pioneer had their slot-load optical drives. Can anyone recommend me a Blu-Ray writer/reader that will last and not die after a very small amount of time?
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    VMWare Workstation port forwarding and NAT

    Does anyone know if it's possible to port forward to a NAT'd subnet within VMWare Workstation? I have a subnet, let's say which is the main subnet and within VMWare Workstation I created a nat'd subnet of I can ping the subnet from my locally. I tried port...
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    Are the Case Labs cases the cream of the crop?

    I bought the Corsair 900D based upon looks and then started reading reviews and cancelled the order. I am eyeing the cases by Case Labs... anyone have any good or bad to say about them?
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    Calibrating U2410 and 2408?

    Is it possible to calibrate these two so the color profiles look close enough? I have two 2410s and just picked up a used 2408 and the color profiles are way off. I know they use different panels, one being IPS and the other S-PVA but is there anyway to match them so that they're close enough...
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    Anyone know if all keys on the Logitech 910 are mech?

    I felt the keys on the Logitech 910 at my local BB and let me just say I fell in love instantly. I can type extremely fast. It's a weird feeling of cherry reds but with a lot less bottoming out feeling. Anyone know if all the keys are mechanical or if there are rubber dome in the function...
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    Weird issue with Brocade switch appears to be throttling ports

    We have a Brocade GS648P switch which has 3 vlans on it. One being a generic vlan, the second is "management" but should be actually data and then there is a third which is our voice. There are certain ports that are trunked and in vlans 2 and 3 (voice/data). If you plug a computer into the...
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    Synology 1512+ offsite backup to Amazon S3 extremely slow

    We have a 20/50 connection and speed tests throughout the entire USA get consistent at least 30Mbps upload. FTPing to servers in California we see the 30Mbps upload get maxed out. We have a Synology 1512+ that's being used as a VMWare ESXi datastore and also a file server along with backup...
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    Really bizarre perfect storm combo of Windows 8.1, IE11 and TW Telcom DNS server

    I'm wondering if anyone out there who uses TW Telcom as their ISP and utilize their primary DNS server of is having problems with Windows 8.1 Pro workstations that utilize IE11. I have confirmed this is a problem on two separate networks. At first I thought it was just our office...
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    Looking two add two additional monitors, already have Dell U2410

    I'm wondering what size monitor would allow me to have a U2410 in the center and I'd like to have two more monitors, one on the left and one on the right of the U2410 but in portrait mode. Is there anyone particular size that would be a perfect fit? This is what I'm trying to accomplish...
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    Direct X backwards compatibility?

    Are video cards such as an AMD 7470 which says it is compatible with DirectX 11, is it also compatible with DirectX 9 and 10?
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    Best DVD-R or +R media out there?

    I haven't looked into this for a while but Taiyo was the best or JVC. I bought some Verbatims from Best Buy and almost half of the disks were bad. Is there any one brand that you guys would recommend?
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    Replacing key caps on Cooler Master QuickFire TKL

    I bought the QuickFire TKL since I thought my K95 was going bad. I got the QF today and saw that it came with wasd key caps. I used the puller and then as I was putting the new red caps on I noticed the caps didn't go on so easily. I pulled out the little booklet that came with the kb and it...
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    Corsair K95 has gone bad

    L key is registering intermittently. I started noticing spelling mistakes and then realized it was the l key not registering. It registers sometimes and sometimes types ll instead of l. Hoping to get an advanced RMA done with Corsair but in the mean time bought the Cooler Master QuikFire CM...
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    Server 2008R2 DNS problems

    I run a Server 2008R2 AD/DNS/DHCP at home for learning purposes and for some websites I need to use DNS forwarders as opposed to just using the root hints. Is there a reason for this and how might I figure out what's causing the underlying problem? I have a few websites that won't load...
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    Any other place to buy Dell OEM SAS drives?

    Is there any place other than Dell that sells them for cheaper? Looking for 300GB 15k SAS drives or their 600GB 15k SAS drives.