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My First SSD (Intel 330, 180GB)

I actually bought my very first SSD last year during Black Friday, but I never got around to swapping out my hard drive until after exams, and to blog about it until now, heh. It's a 180GB Intel 330, snagged from Newegg for roughly $0.58/GB, which in ...


Toshiba Satellite P850: RTS5229 SD card reader not working

It turns out that after thoroughly testing the new laptop I got a few months back for hardware compatibility issues with Linux, there was one thing I forgot to check: the built-in SD card reader slot. And of course, it happens to be the one thing that doesn't work ...


Linux kernel 3.6 audio distortion/noise

Since I've spent a few hours of my time tracking the source and potential workarounds for this annoying bug, I figured that I may as well document my findings here. The latest Linux kernel (i.e. 3.6.0 at the time of writing) has a bug whereby if ...


Toshiba Satellite P850 on Linux

It's back to school season again, and I've decided to splurge some money on a new laptop a week or two ago. And of course, a new laptop means that I have to make sure that all the hardware components inside work with Linux, which is never a ...

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