Unboxing WD My Passport 1 TB Wired External Hard Disk Drive with Saco Back Cover - Review

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Our storage requirements are increasing day by day, Earlier we were  having computers with hard disk of 100 GB capacity that was considered to be very high at that time,also our data requirements were low those days, but  now 1 TB hard disks have become very common and storage requirements are increasing day by day. Be it anywhere, Home, Internet business or enterprise, data is growing at a great pace and  this Big data that is known subject these days also known as Hadoop

If  your  internal drives become full and you don't want to delete any stuff, don't worry- External  Hard Disk Drives will come to rescue and will help you to save all you important data, on the other hand if you want to take backup of huge data say 500 GB that is not feasible for storing over cloud, same can be backed up over External hard drives.

Recently, my old buddy storage  - Dell Inspiron 14r (6 years old) almost reached almost 90% and was not able to find any thing that can be deleted and was not in mood to delete old movies, Favorite Tv series, so i thought about buying a new External  Hard disk drive.

Why WD  over other brands ?

Coming over choosing brand, there are many players in market, WD, Seagate, Toshiba, Adata, Sony, Tracend, without any single thought, i selected WD because i have great experience with WD earlier when i replaced my Faulty WD hard disk back in 2012  drive without visiting Service centre, WD is the brand  that provides great after sale service to their Customers. My passport hard disk drive comes with 3 years limited warranty, that means physical damages are not covered.

Analyse your Storage requirement

WD offers external Hard drives with 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB capacity, analyze your storage requirements and go for it.

I ordered WD  My passport hard disk of 1 TB Capacity on Flipkart and here are the unboxing images  of the same.
You can get WD My passport for around Rs 3500 - 4000,  i ordered the sane during big billion days so got  SBI bank offer that offered 10% instant discount. The product was delivered in 3-4 days and packing was fine.

The product was protected by air bubble sheet as shown below.

Inside the package, there was My passport Hard Disk Drive, Connecting cable and manuals

In order to keep the hard disk safe, i ordered Saco back cover that is shock proof and prevents damage  to hard drive in case same is fallen, dropped or mishandling, It has separate pocket for cable and hard drive and can costs you for Rs 200 - 300 and it is a great investment to  ensure safety of WD Hard drive.

Back cover for protection of Hard disk drive.

My passport with Moto G 1st Gen- size comparison.

If you are planning to Buy WD My passport Hard drive you can go ahead without second thought as per your storage requirements


Shareit : Cross Platform High Speed File Sharing App - Transfer Data between Mobile and PC

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Shareit : Best app for transferring files between mobiles and mobiles to PC.

Smartphones are part of our lives and they always help us to make our life easy with Super Smart apps and utilities.Almost a decade back, when bluetooth was a hot feature in the mobile phones that offered inter platform file transfer between mobiles and computers,however the limitation of bluetooth transfer was limited  transfer speed.

In this post, we are talking about popular file transferring app, Shareit, that is developed by SHAREit Technology ltd

Shareit overcomes limitations of Bluetooth and can help in transferring and receiving files of any size  without using Bluetooth or Internet connection. It can help you transfer all types of files with speed as high as 200x bluetooth speed (around 10 MB/s) and the best thing is it runs on all the platforms, whether it is Android based Smartphone, iOS based Apple iPhone and iPads, Windows Phone, also supports Windows and Mac OS and another great feature is compatibility is cross platform that means windows 7 user can receive or send data from/to Android 6 device. 

Requirements for use of Shareit:

Shareit version must be installed on both device.If the version is too old, please update to latest one.
Secondly, WiFi functionality must be there on both device.

User Interface:

Talking about the interface, app is pretty simple to use, just launch the app, search your friend and start receive/transfer.

Simply open the app and choose the  required option (Send or Receive), it will now start scanning the nearby shareit users and simply connect.You can choose the files you want to send and you can send multiple files as well and that too with multiple users.

Below screenshots shows connection between Shareit on Android and Windows 7 PC


You can download the latest version from Google Play store or apple itunes or visit official shareit website for getting download Link

What are your views about this app,do comment what do you like about this app and what can be improved in this app.


How to install Google Chrome on CentOS/Red hat (RHEL) 7 using Yum

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Google chrome is a safe, faster and freeware web browser developed by Google Inc.

Linux distributions comes with pre installed Mozilla Firefox browser, in case you want to install Google Chrome on Linux, same can be done using yum package management tool

Below are the steps to install Google chrome in RHEL/CentOS 7

1. Enable Google Yum repository, create file google-chrome.repo

[root@localhost etc]# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/

[root@localhost yum.repos.d]# touch google-chrome.repo

2. Add below lines of code to google-chrome.repo

[root@localhost yum.repos.d]# vim google-chrome.repo

in the google-chrome.repo  repository, add below


3. Check latest available chrome 

[root@localhost /]# yum info google-chrome-stable

Available Packages
Name        : google-chrome-stable
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 46.0.2490.86
Release     : 1
Size        : 45 M
Repo        : google-chrome/x86_64
Summary     : Google Chrome
URL         : https://chrome.google.com/
License     : Multiple, see https://chrome.google.com/
Description : The web browser from Google
            : Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

[root@localhost /]# 

4. ## Install Google Chrome Stable version ##
yum install google-chrome-stable


Installing CentOS/RHEL 7 on Vmware Workstation 12

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Rhel 7/ CentOS 7 comes with lot of multiple features and designed for new cloud platforms and modern datacenters. Most important change in Rhel 7 is switching to systemd, that now manages daemons, process and other important system resources.Other change is XFS that is now the default File system.

Installing CentOS 7 is easy task, its made more easy with easy install of VMware, 

Prerequisites :

Installed VMware workstarion
Iso file of CentOS / Rhel

CentOS iso file can be downloaded from > https://www.centos.org/download/

Open VMware Workstation. I have installed CentOS on VMware workstation 12. Below is the initial page that opens up while launching VMware workstation 12.

Choose Create a New Virtual machine, below window will open, Choose among Typical or Custom install, Typical installation is recommended, after that  Choose Installer disc image file (iso) option and browse to the location where iso file is located and click next

Next, choose the VM name and add username and set password.

In the next step, set the disc size, set at-least 20 GB and click next

Finishing VM setup
In case you want to view or modify Hardware, click on Customize Hardware

Automated Installation will begin by Easy install, installing packages and finishing setup will take some time.

Easy install automates the process and take cares of installation process.

Installation of packages takes some time.

Its done ! Enjoy your CentOS 7 Gnome desktop 


Facebook Is Down: 'Sorry, Something Went Wrong'

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Facebook INC, the world number one social networking website is not accessible for many users on Monday, 29th September 1:00 AM IST

Some users who are able to login are getting message "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can."

It seems to be disruption in service and site is not accessible for last 15 minutes.

Facebook went down third time in month,Earlier outages occurred on September 17th and second one occurred on September 24th  It is confirmed that it is not accessible for multiple users as tweets for outage is flowing on twitter with hashtag #facebookdown

Update : 1:20 AM IST : > The downtime lasted for 20-25 minutes, now it is up and accessible


Tp-Link TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Unboxing and Configuration

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If you are looking for Cheap and effective Wireless router, to facilitate Internet connectivity in your home using a Single Internet source, Wireless routers comes handy and it will enable you to run Internet on all your Wireless devices whether its Smartphones, Laptops, iPad's and even on Desktops.

If you are searching for decent WiFi router, there are number of options available with Prices as low as Rs 700, major brands are D-Link, TP-link, Netgear, Cisco.

Keeping all the aspects in mind, i finally choose TP-LINK TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless Router that cost me Rs 824 and I bought it from Flipkart.The product was delivered in two days and Packaging was absolutely fine, full marks to Flipkart.

Going through the Product Specification:

1. Supports Wireless speed upto 150 Mbps
2. Wireless Security Encrytion
3. IP based Firewall control.
4. Supports WPA/ WPA2,  WPA2-PSK Encryptions
5. One antenna of 5 dbi

The router comes with 3 years warranty against manufacturing defects, it is easy to install and configure and makes your home Wifi enabled in minutes.

TP-Link TL-WR740N Router packaging- Ordered via Flipkart

In Box contents:
  1. TP-LINK TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless N Router
  2. Power Adapter
  3. Patch Cable
  4. Installation Guide and Support CD

Router can be installed and Configured in minutes.

Below image shows the Typical Connection of a Wireless Network. Router can be configured in a few minutes.

Connect the Power adapter cable to the router and the RJ-45 port of the Modem to the RJ-45 port adjacent to Reset button. If you want to run desktops, there are 4 ports, you can connect patch cable to any of the Port to the CPU. After switching on the router, make sure first three and second last light indicators are on.

Also Read : Bsnl Howi 750 Wi-Max Unlimited Home Plan Review

Configuring the Router:

1. Go to tplinkwifi.net or from your browser. Type username and Password as admin and hit login.

2.  Click on Quick Set-up, it shows the Status of LAN and wireless Mac address and other info.

3. Run the Quick Setup and Click Next

4. You can choose any Wireless Network name and select Region and add Wireless password to restrict other users.

The Bottom Line:

Tp-Link TL-WR740N is a great option if you are looking for a Wifi router for home,  5 dbi antenna covers decent space and it is best router in this price range. Easy to set up and no doubt it is a complete value for money package.

If you are planning to buy Wireless Router, you can go with Tp-link  TL WR740N

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