2.5 Admins 149: Three Year Warning

WD disks “warning” that they have been running for 3 years, a modern replacement for IMAP that no one seems to be using, the potential issues that arise when PC games require an SSD to run, alternatives to VMware, and verifying your backups.



“Clearly predatory”: Western Digital sparks panic, anger for age-shaming HDDs


PC games are starting to require SSDs


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We were asked about alternatives to VMware, and verifying your backups.






The Traceroute Podcast

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