Lenovo E520 Replacement Keyboard

The consumer division of IBM better known today as Lenovo, now produces laptops based on the proven IBM Thinkpad design. One flaw of the new laptop design is in the keyboard, in which the keys sometimes pop off of the mounting. Due to the way the keys are attached, there is no effective way to reattach broken key mounts (or broken key tabs) to the keyboard and the only option is replacement. Confirm you have an Lenovo E520 computer by checking the model number printed on the upper right of the laptop and order the replacement by clicking on the link below.

Mac Mini Vesa Security Mount For Back Of Monitors

Mac Mini Security Mount

Mac Mini Security Mount

The Mac Mini Security mount is the simplest mount on the market to install while providing the highest available security for your Mac Mini.


Connected Data (File Transporter) And Drobo Merger

Here's some interesting news from the File Transporter world. Drobo had been on the decline (in our opinion and by our own perception) and the File Transporter by Connected Data has been a really unique solution to some of the same data storage dilemmas. For those of you that have used it, it's a blend of DropBox and what most of us techie type want or use already (physical hard drive based, on-premise storage without ongoing costs, I.E. NAS, Server, etc.). More about the File Transporter here.

Adding the social element as the File Transporter has done, is truly a unique way to distribute data with people you trust/already sharing with.

While I first had mixed feelings about this merger/acquisition by Drobo, I think it's a good move for the developers and certainly a win-win for Drobo in my opinion. Hopefully, a large company like Drobo will be able to incorporate the features of the File Transporter in their new product lines, but not abandon the early File Transporter adopters. At any rate, the features of the File Transporter in a proven product like the Drobo product line is going to make a really good next generation Drobo product.

The full news release sent to File Transporter Partners is below;

Dear Partners - it's been a busy week at Connected Data. We announced our availability in Europe, we announced Transporter Version 2.0 and our new Android app, and as you may have recently heard, Connected Data and Drobo have entered into merger discussions. Currently both companies are involved in a 30-day due diligence process.

Please rest assured that as a valued partner of Connected Data, our relationship with you will remain unchanged and business will continue as usual during the due diligence period.

Customers can start pre-ordering Transporter from retailers in Europe, and shipments will start mid June. Transporter Version 2.0 will be available in June as a free software upgrade, and will make your Transporter more user friendly than ever. Click here for more information about Version 2.0.

If you have any questions, make sure to reach out to us at, or call us at 888-517-3786.

Onward and upward!

Tony Craythorne
VP Sales
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Display The Screen From Your HDMI Capable PC To A Flat Screen TV In Another Room

Your computer has two HDMI ports, one is standard HDMI, which would be in use now with a DVI adapter to your screen, the other is for a 2nd Monitor or Display Port so that the computer can distinguish if it's the main screen with the Start Menu, or another screen (TV) over a long HDMI for viewing only, such as like for watching a movie. You'll need both the $7 adapter and the cable which should be under $50.

Create A Long Range Point To Point Link And Extend Your Local Netwok

These 5 Ghz wireless radios are a great solution to allow you to create a high speed point to point link to extend your physical local network.

EnGenius ENS500 Long-Range 5GHz Outdoor Wireless N300 Bridge/AP

EnGenius ENS500 Long-Range 5GHz Outdoor Wireless N300 Bridge/AP

Standards: IEEE 802.11a/n Wireless Data Rates: Up to 300Mbps Security: WPA/WPA2 Personal (WPA-PSK using TKIP or AES) WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (WPA-EAP using TKIP) WPA/WPA2: WPA2 Frequency Band: 5.18 - 5.825GHz Antenna: Internal 10dBi Directional Antenna with Dual Polarization Interface: Ethernet Port Ports: 2 x 10/100M


5.25" to 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapters For PC Case

SilverStone FP57B Stackable 3.5

SilverStone FP57B Stackable 3.5" to 5.25" Hot-swap Drive Bay Adapter - Black

Specifications: Material: Plastic front panel, 0.8mm SECC body Application: 5.25" drive bay Capacity: 1 x 3.5" SATA hard drive Overall Dimension: 5.83" x 1.67" x 6.89" Net Weight: 1.21 lb Features: Converts one 5.25" drive bay to hot-swap 3.5" drive bay Easy to access removable dust filter Support for 3.5" SATA hard drives Short depth design compatible with most cases Multiple FP57 stacking supported for 80mm fan (two FP57) or 120mm fan (three FP57)


SEDNA - 3.5

SEDNA - 3.5" to 5.25" Front Bay Adapter Kit

3.5-Inch to 5.25-Inch Front Bay Mounting Kit Mount almost any 3.5� device into a standard 5.25“ front bay Fits in any 5.25� front bay All mounting screws included Material : Plastic Color : Black Universal mounting holes and compatible with any 3.5" devices Easily mounts on any standard 5.25" front bay


SNT SNT-BPSS425A 1 x 5.25

SNT SNT-BPSS425A 1 x 5.25" Bay to 4 x 2.5" Hotswap SATA/SAS HDDs/SSDs 6.0 Gbps and up to 12TB backplane with Patened anti-vibration guide rails design

Specifications: Interface: Support SATA-I/ II/III SAS Primary Channel 4 x 2.5" HDDs (SSDs) to 1 x 5.25" Bay 15 Pin SATA Power Connector x 1 Overheating & Fan failure LED indicating With HDD LED Switch Cooling fan: Built-in 2 x 40mm fans Aluminum Body and Trays Triangle mental key lock design Patented anti-vibration guide rails design Dim: 185mm (L) x 146mm (W) x 42mm (H) 7.28"(L) x 5.75"(W) x 1.66"(H) Weight: 0.8kg (1.76Lbs) RoHS ready Color: Black Features: It's a 4 x 2.5" Hard Drive in 1 x 5.25" bay backplane raid cage that supports up to 12TB in total. It's compatible with both SAS and SATA interfces. It transfers up to 6Gbps. It has hot-swap ability and plug & play. Created with all aluminum material, it provides excellent heat sink and protection to the storage hardware. It's an ideal solution for internal server RAID and JBOD applic...


Adapter for mSATA Hard Drive To Standard SATA Interface

This could be very useful if you're needing to recover data, do a virus scan, or even clone the hard drive of computer that has an mSATA drive.

Where To Buy A Good Quality iPhone 4s Smartphone Without A Contract

The iPhone 4s is a great choice for a smartphone, but finding an good price on one without a contract may prove to be a challenge. If you're not picky about the carrier you can get one (for $99) from MacMall below made for the Verizon network;

MacMall - Your #1 Apple Superstore!

Macmall is a great place to buy older Apple equipment outside the regular Apple Store, and is an Authorized Apple Reseller (availability on that offer is limited to Verizon contracts, and there is not always stock). If you are patient, you can create the order and wait to see if the stock is replenished. Fortunately there are several other online stores. Using an iPhone with a local carrier such as Verizon is an option, particularly if you can purchase the phone from a reputable store with current stock, such as Amazon ($289), see below;

If you do not plan on going with a local carrier at all, you're going to want a completely "unlocked" phone. The best option currently is below from Amazon ($350) and is under the "used" section;

General Windows 7 Settings That Will Help You Understand Your Computer File System Better

There are some general Windows 7 Folder options that will help you better understand what's going on with your PC's file system. These options are not new, but just a little difficult to find if you're an inexperienced user. Under any open Windows Explorer Window, select the "Organize" Menu, select "Folder and Search Options". Go to the "View" tab, in here you'll be presented with three default options that really hinder your ability to troubleshoot a computer. The first one is "Don't Show hidden files, folders, or drives". These are hidden for a reason but if you accept this and don't go immediately to delete this files when you see them, you'll discover where Windows stores many of the settings and files your programs use. It's best to "Show hidden files, folders and drives" if you are cleaning up a computer or looking to backup settings and other files.

Another option I like to uncheck is "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" This really helps you to be familiar with the files that are supposed to be on a properly working system drive. There are situation where you are dealing with spyware or other programs that require you to be able to see files at this level.

These first two options are probably more of a preference and a minor aid in troubleshooting. The last option you should always have unchecked is "Hide extension for known file types". It is so rediculous to allow Windows to determine what extensions to show and which ones to hide. This promotes a lot of ignorance on the part of the end user. Often times they are unaware that files still have a three letter extension as a result. The only way to learn what types of files are opened by which types of programs is to better understand the creator types that are out there, and then being able to associate those files with a particular program you have on your computer that will open them.

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