Ricoh Aficio PCL Drivers

No significant record of problems with Aficio 1045 or 3045 either PCL or RPCS. Problems started with using PCL drivers for Aficio MP C5000 colour copier with popup user code customisation by Ricoh NZ. Some users had difficulty printing from Word / Publisher etc but OK when file converted to PDF and printed in Adobe… Continue reading Ricoh Aficio PCL Drivers

Testing DPM 2010 Evaluation

Probable (preferred) backup solution: Low end dedicated backup server (Intel entry server SC5299, S3210 board, Xeon, max 8 GB RAM, RAID-1 disks, Promise EX8350 8 port SATA disk controller) – $2000 – $2500 Stardom SOHOtank 4 tray removable disk array (eSATA) Evaluating DPM for 180 days. Automated agent deployment unsuccessful so far (probably firewall problems).… Continue reading Testing DPM 2010 Evaluation

Wiping old laptops’ disks before return / loading RAID drivers on Server 2008

Use DBAN (www.dban.org) The old version 1.0.x doesn’t always work but there is a newer version 2.2.6 beta available which works well (tried on Toshiba S200 so far). If installing Server 2008 on a box that needs RAID drivers the process is vastly improved from 2003 which could only access a FDD. 2008/R2/Vista/7 can load… Continue reading Wiping old laptops’ disks before return / loading RAID drivers on Server 2008