How to upgrade your 4-bay Dell PowerEdge R620 to an 8-bay backplane

There are many cheap Dell R620s floating around on ebay, and if you can catch one at the right price, it might only have a 4-bay backplane. This is a quick fix, though, unless you have no need for the local storage space. Personally I just upgraded mine to an 8-bay and decided I would document the steps of what it took. Parts: You will need a few parts. Actually just two. Dell 8-bay Backplane –  KVGG1 Dell wide-SAS to dual mini-SAS cable – TK2VY   Installation: I originally took photos…

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This Virtual Private Server for $2.50 per month is too good to ignore.

Earlier this year I wrote an article comparing three major cloud hosting providers. I ended up concluding that one of the three had the best offering and that was Vultr. You’ll probably see banners for Vultr around my site; that’s my referral link. I still highly recommend them. On a side note, Vultr just increased the amount of RAM you get with the $5/mo package to 1024MB (1GB) …much better! Anyways! Now i’m seeing this $2.50/mo package. You get 1 CPU and 512MB of RAM. 500GB of transfer.   They…

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