Posted in Linux, Tutorials/Tips

Orange Pi One TorrentBox with WDMyCloud – headless configuration

I have WDMyCloud NAS which stores most of my downloaded media and data, it is good device which has been working just fine for over 3 years. At the moment it is used to store torrents and seed them.

Recently I have gotten my hands on Orange Pi One which is practically Raspberry Pi from China, what can I say, I already own all of Raspberry which were released, sold first one, second one integrated to the Audi A4 B6 and RNS-E, third is attached to the official 7″ screen with RetroPie, and zero is in Pi GRRL Zero…. yes, sometimes I have too much time for this kind of stuff.

Third Pi is a bit overkill for torrentbox, zero would require Ethernet adapter (not a big deal, have it, but for some reason under heavy network load Zero just throws Kernel Panic), but this this Orange Pi One has what is needed and has terrible support and updates, so why not dump it as TorrentBox and leave it working. Continue reading “Orange Pi One TorrentBox with WDMyCloud – headless configuration”

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Recovering RAID 0 after installing Intel Rapid Storage Technology

For last two years I was using Raid 0 on my 4 hard disk drives. I have created Raid 0 for two SSD and two HDD, as result I had two Raid 0 configured:
One for SSD with Windows 10
Other for stuff from HDD
Performance was very good and I did not have any nuclear secretes which I need to keep safe in case or Raid failure, all stuff I did not want to lose was stored in Google Drive and Dropbox. Continue reading “Recovering RAID 0 after installing Intel Rapid Storage Technology”

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Google Drive photos in the Windows Photos app

Story short, I use Google Drive to store my photos, migrated recently from Dropbox. Photos sync works, I can access them in the Cloud and synchronize them to the computer via Google Drive. Yet there is one issue with Windows 8/10. If you put Google Drive to the library or even add it to the Photos app, it will not generate or even bother to index them, not sure if this is Google or Microsoft issue, but fix is quite easy. Continue reading “Google Drive photos in the Windows Photos app”