Powering multiple USB devices

Powering devices trough USB is getting more and more common.
If you, like me, have multiple devices like Raspberry PI, Thinker Board, mfi etc etc.

You might want to use one single device to power them all, but what to use?
I’ve tried a few now, some of the devices not delivering the needed effect to the devices, unfortunately.

I ended up with a 50W 10 Ports USB Power supply.

Specifications:

Output: 5.0v-10A (each 2,4 max)
Input: 100-240VV -1.4A 50Hz-60Hz)
Model: XBX09L

its most commonly referred to as a traveling adapter, but works like a charm in your home “datacenter” or for charging multiple devices in your household.

My Setup:

I’m powering 5 Raspberry Pi’s (RPI3), 1 Tinker Board and 1 mFi Port.
For now its been running for 2 months with no issues or power cycles needed.

The Device:

The OEM model is £10 off ebay.

Also available on Amazon

Plug: EU/UK/US/AU
Color: Black/White

 

MCT Program Update: Office365

We are super excited to announce that MCT Software & Services subscription now includes a non-trial version of Office 365 Enterprise Developer. Many of you have been waiting for this for a long time and we have made it happen for you. Office 365 is no longer a one year free trial version. This is effective immediately.

Office 365 Enterprise Developer includes:
• Exchange Online
• Flow for Office 365
• Microsoft Planner, Microsoft Teams
• Mobile Device Management for Office 365
• Office 365 ProPlus
• Office Online for Developer
• PowerApps for Office 365
• SharePoint Online for Developer
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Unable to create REFS file system on storage space with 3 drives

So it was time for a reinstallation, time to cleanup and maybe rethink a few things.          I installed Windows 10 1607 Enterprise x64.

I had my old storage space running, but wanted to add an additional disk.

I had to move some disks around, hence the disks was required to have the same block-size. When running the storage space wizard, I marked the disks to add and create the new pool from 

I wanted to go for ReFS this time (some comparison here: http://thesolving.com/storage/refs-vs-ntfs-comparison/)

 

When trying to format the storage spage, it would switch to deleting storage space and show the following error: The parameter is incorrect: (0x00000057)


 

I recall having seen a similar error in Windows 8, the solution was then to create a registry key, to allow for formatning over non mirrored volumes, specifically for ReFS.

Funny think, it was still needed.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MiniNT]
“AllowRefsFormatOverNonmirrorVolume”=dword:00000001

Download RegFile


 

Add the key, reboot and retry.

 

Activation tool to use Windows OEM Key from BIOS

A simple tool to extract and use the Windows activation key from BIOS.
The tool will extract the key Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line.
The key extracted will be install and activated using Windows Software Licensing Management Tool.

Tool is command-line based.

Can be used with your favorite client management tool

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Activate-using-Windows-OEM-db93ca97