Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Monday, February 15, 2010

How to Open a Fantom GreenDrive

To open a Fantom GreenDrive 1 TB, peel off the "void warranty if removed" sticker on the side to reveal 2 screws.

Fantom GreenDrive 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive GD1000EU

These screws were difficult to remove, so apply firm pressure to them when unscrewing in order to avoid stripping the screws.

Overall this drive is a solid case with an excellent Western Digital SATA 1TB 8MB cache Caviar Greendrive.

The reason for disassembling the drive was to connect another fullsize SATA drive to my laptop. To make life easier, I'll be ordering USB 2.0 to IDE SATA HDD Hard Drive Converter Cable for future connections :)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Harmony One Remote - Easy to use

Logitech Harmony One Advanced Universal Remote
- Creating activities makes turning on and off a set of components a breeze as well as automatically setting the inputs. 
- No more "Turn the cable box on, change to HDM1 for the HTPC, then turn on the PC" ... now it's "Press the button that says Watch HTPC"
- You can update the hard buttons on the remote in order to control what you want (i.e. the 'last' button is now my 'favorites' button which makes flipping through my channel favorites trivial) and you can add buttons to the touch screen
Logitech Harmony One Advanced Universal Remote [Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging]