Monthly Archives: April 2013

Stuck drive tray on Panasonic Q

I recently dusted off my Panasonic Q GameCube to play some Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.  It powered on successfully, but unfortunately the drive tray would not open.  Thus began my quest to fix this classic game console.

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STEC SSD firmware updates with IBM SAS/SATA update utility

I have an IBM-branded STEC MACH8 SSD installed in a Supermicro server with a PDSME+ motherboard.  This 50 GB SLC SSD works great as a Logzilla for ZFS, but updating the firmware can be a hassle.  Getting the latest firmware … Continue reading

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