Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon bang on about the Microsoft Surface Go, Pro X and Duo 2, downloading from YouTube, PayPal interest rates, Roku 4k+ streaming, Chrome 94 updates and Ted spending money on Evercade, Stadia and Escorts
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Ted discussed having difficulty opening and editing pdf files. Did you know that MS Word will open pdf files and try to convert them into an editable form which can be saved as a pdf or docx? The MS Office Android app has this capability as well. Also, if the pdf is on your Google drive then it can be opened with Google Docs. Though it’s not as good as MS Word, you can extract the text within the file and edit to your heart’s content.
I have upgraded disk capacity a couple of times, which means I have several spare “smaller” drives of 2TB and 4TB. My current setup uses RAID1, which means I need two drives that are mirrored to avoid loss of data if one of them dies. Unraid uses a completely different system. There is one parity drive, which stores information that allows a crashed disk to be restored. You can then add as many other disks as you want, providing that each disk isn’t larger than the parity disk. So if your largest drive is 8TB your parity drive needs to be at least 8TB.
Unraid isn’t free, but you can have a 30 day free trial. Cost is $59 for up to 6 attached disks. There is also support for docker containers and virtual machines. I have had a couple of Antec cases in the past. Unfortunately, they are so ancient they won’t fit newer motherboards. Antec cases are well built and have several features e.g. rubber grommets to reduce noise from hard drives. However, the main region I want this case: you can install up to 11 storage drives! Reasons for this are explained in the next post about Unraid.
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