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  2. Depending on your business and hobbies, data storage might be a significant issue for you. One solution is a NAS and today TerraMaster has announced a new addition to its 10 GbE series, the F5-422 with five drive bays and an Intel Celeron quad-core processor powering it. By populating it with 16 TB drives you can achieve 80 TB of storage with a RAID, but when configured as a single volume the maximum size is 108 TB, which will hopefully be enough for most people. Of course for some the need is not just for significant amounts of storage, but fast storage as well, such as when working with video content. Across the 10 GbE connection and when using 6 TB IronWolf NAS drives from Seagate, the F5-422 was able to reach read and write speeds of 670 MB/s. With two additional 1 Gb ports, the NAS also supports network aggregation. Inside the F5-422 is an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core process with a 1.5 GHz base clock and 2.3 GHz boost that is paired with 4 GB of memory. For those wanting or in need of more memory, it can be upgraded by adding a second 4 GB stick, for a total of 8 GB. Thanks to its DLNA protocol compatibility and TerraMaster's Multimedia Server, this NAS also offers real-time hardware transcoding of 4K video so it can be streamed to devices that normally do not support this format. You can also apply Emby or Plex to make it into multimedia entertainment center with well-organized directories for easy access across various devices. For business users, the F5-422 supports virtual machines, VPN servers, proxy servers, DNS servers, AD domains, web server, multimedia server, and more. This will make it possible to provide a secure internet connection to shared resources on your network. The NAS also offers several layers of data security including SSL encryption, protection from DOS attacks, and advanced account protection. The privilege management system allows you to control permissions by user, user groups, and folders, with storage limits also being configurable. Multiple backup options are available as well, including to external USB storage, remote TNAS, and cloud storage. It also supports Time Machine backup and Rsync remote backup. With the new TOS 4.2 system, the Hyperlock-WORM file system can be enabled to create areas of unmodifiable and undeletable memory spaces. The internal drives can only be formatted with either EXT4 or Btrfs, with Btrfs offering its advanced storage and Snapshot technology to avoid data damage and thereby ease maintenance costs. The file services supported include SMB/CIFS, NFS, AFP, FTP/SFTP, and WebDAV. TerraMaster has priced at F5-422 at $599.99 and that does include the company's worry-free warranty. For two years you get 24/7 rapid response service, including replacement with a new unit if the original fails. If you are looking for a NAS like this, but perhaps want something a bit smaller, TerraMaster does offer other 422 units with 10 GbE connections, such as the F4-422 with only four drive bays and F2-422 with just two bays. On the larger side is the F8-422 with eight drive bays for those with greater data needs. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
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  11. My brother has to use one of those flat, indoor antennas and aside from his place being on the wrong side of the building it works well enough for him. In his situation nothing can help short of moving or getting the complex to install the roof antenna again. I talked to my dad because this is the kind of thing he knows well (broadcast engineer and general interest in related technologies) and he also mentioned the possibility of an attic antenna, if you have access to that. An indoor antenna can work too, but having an amp might be a good idea, depending. Generally the larger the better. We see adds for an antenna around here that has two extendable rods meant to resemble rabbit ears and that would not be desirable. He also suggested possibly looking at this: rabbitears.info. You can find out what stations cover your area, as well as the direction to their transmitters. He did point out though that if you are looking just at the compact indoor antennas, those are limited to UHF channels. The highest VHF channel (needing antenna feet wide as opposed to inches) is 13, so anything on that physical channel or lower, will not be detected. On that site it appears the physical channels, if not expressly labelled as such, are in parentheses. The color coding of the rows also indicates this, with red being very low VHF and yellow very high. Blue and white are UHF and what a small antenna would have the potential to pick up. I hope you get this set up and enjoy. We've been off of cable for years now and are quite happy with the channels we get in the Cleveland area. If you enjoy some classic television, we can recommend MeTV, which is actually based in Chicago.
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  13. It is hardly news that Intel has been struggling in recent times, as its 10 nm manufacturing process has been slow to come out, AMD has successfully brought significant pressure in the CPU market, and Apple decided to develop its own M1 silicon for its devices. This week the company announced a significant change that could help it continue through these challenges and a rumor has come out that may also help, but the announcement first. On February 15 Bob Swan will be stepping down as CEO of Intel with Pat Gelsinger taking on the position. Swan has been in this position since January 2019, and while two years is not a very long time, he succeeded in growing the company's revenue streams despite the issues with 10 nm and such. Still, as the Anandtech article points out this change will bring an engineer to the head of the company again, and one with significant experience, including at Intel. Pat Gelsinger has been the CEO of VMWare since 2012 and was able to make the company into a global leader for cloud infrastructure, enterprise mobility, and cyber security. Prior to this position he was a COO at EMC where he oversaw operations concerning storage, data computing, backup, and RSA security. It is before EMC that was at Intel for 30 years, as Intel is also where his career started. During that time he worked on USB and Wi-Fi that have both become ubiquitous standards today and was the architect for the original 80486 processor. He also led 14 microprocessor programs and was key to the Core and Xeon families of processors, so it is hardly surprising he became Intel's first CTO. Under Swan's leadership, Intel has had the goal of becoming a multi-architecture company so it can enter into new and fast growing markets. One clear example of this is the work on Xe graphics as GPUs and other specialized accelerator are fast becoming the desired hardware for data centers and supercomputers. As the Anandtech article points out, with Gelsinger we will see the futures of 10 nm, Intel 7 nm, Alder Lake and the future Lakes processors, Sapphire Rapids, discrete graphics, Ponte Vecchio, networking, packaging, Internet-of-Things, infrastructure, artificial intelligence, and 5G compute. It would not surprise me if there is more that can be added to that list either as Intel is involved in a great many areas. With Swan continuing as CEO until February 15, that means he will be the one on the January 21 earnings call when Intel will report its Q4 and full 2020 earnings. There will also be an update on the progress for Intel's 7 nm processing node. Due to the struggles with getting 10 nm ready for mass production, Intel has had to face questions of if it will turn to third party fabricators, such as TSMC which is producing AMD's 7 nm parts. Already Intel has outsourced the production of some of its non-CPU parts, but according to TrendForce, it may allow CPUs to be manufactured by TSMC later this year. More specifically, the rumor claims mass production of Core i3 CPUs would begin at TSMC in the second half of this year on its 5 nm node, but in the second half of 2022 mid-range and even high-end CPUs would be mass produced on TSMC's 3 nm node. If proven true, this would be very significant news as Intel has not wanted to outsource its CPU manufacturing, but with TSMC successfully getting ahead of it in process technology, some have speculate it would eventually happen. As it happens, Anandtech had an interview with Bob Swan recently and during it he mentioned Intel would have certain requirements before outsourcing CPU manufacture. These include preferential treatment for the necessary volumes and the integration of related design tools. Licensing the technology from a third party is also an option that would be considered, but we will possibly learn more on that from the earnings call next week. Source: Intel (Pat Gelsinger CEO Appointment), Anandtech (Pat Gelsinger CEO Appointment), and Trendforce (TSMC Possibly Producing Intel CPUs) Back to original news post
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