Introducing UniFi Express, a SMALL device with BIG features!

This new UniFi Express from Ubiquiti packs a lot of power into this little device.

The UniFi Express from Ubiquiti is here and it’s going to shake up how we connect small and home networks. It’s a gateway that has WiFi 6 that runs the UniFi network application and can transform into an access point or mesh when your network grows. We’ll be taking a look at this device, its features, how to configure and manage it, and discuss all the uses cases for this versatile device.

he UniFi Express from Ubiquiti is here and it’s going to shake up how we connect small and home networks. It’s a gateway that has WiFi 6 that runs the UniFi network application and can transform into an access point or mesh when your network grows. We’ll be taking a look at this device, its features, how to configure and manage it, and discuss all the uses cases for this versatile device.

Thank you to UniFi for sending these devices!

You can get yours at: https://store.ui.com

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EVERYTHING You Should Know About the HL15

The HL15 from 45Drives is here. It brings a lot of unique features and was built and designed with the HomeLab community in mind. In this in-depth review we’ll cover everything you want to know about this new storage server.

Thank you to 45Drives for sending this unit!

You can get yours at: https://45homelab.com/

Check out their forums for updates: https://forum.45homelab.com/

Disclosures:

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00:00 – Introducing the HL15

00:59 – Purchasing Options

01:25 – Chassis / Case

03:13 – Motherboard & Connectivity

06:28 – CPU

07:39 – Backplane

09:14 – Power Supply

10:04 – Power Consumption & Efficiency

11:17 – Cooling & Fans

12:39 – OS & Software

16:09 – Hardware & Network Stress Test

17:57 – Price & Value

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Meet netboot.xyz – Network Boot Any Operating System

Imagine all of your favorite operating systems in one place, available anywhere on your network, and you’ll never need to use your flash drive again.  That’s the promise of netboot.xyz, a network boot service that lets you install or boot to any operating system simply by booting to the network.

netboot.xyz: https://netboot.xyz/

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Introducing the ZimaBlade! – An affordable Low Power Single Board Computer!

Introducing the ZimaBlade, an affordable, low power, single board computer that’s great for a home server, homelabs, tinkering, NAS, retro gaming, or even a dual boot desktop system like me. We’ll take a look at how it compares to the ZimaBoard, the previous device from Ice Whale.

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ZimaBlade Official Site: https://bit.ly/3tOlpUx

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  • 20 Home Server Projects You Can Start TODAY – CasaOS + ZimaBoard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La3NJZtI5OE
  • The Best Way to Dual Boot Windows and Ubuntu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWQMYN12QD0
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00:48 – Unbox Experience
01:19 – Hardware Specs
02:34 – PCI Express Slot
03:16 – First Boot Experience
04:46 – Build a NAS, or Not
05:18 – My Workbench Testing System
05:55 – Testing Power, CPU, and GPU on Windows
06:49 – Testing Power, CPU, and GPU on Linux
07:49 – Power
09:14 – LEDs
09:46 – Power Button
10:08 – PCB Color
10:31 – Printables?
10:56 – My Thoughts

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My NEW Ultimate Desk & Setup Tour 2023!

My setup, my desk, my workbench, and even my studio rack for 2023!

Thanks to Grovemade for helping me organize my desk! Use code TECHNOTIM for 10% off! https://l.technotim.live/grovemade

Huge shoutout to Elgato for helping me get my stream in check! https://www.elgato.com

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  • Elgato Multi Mount: https://amzn.to/3MahaJe
  • Anker Charger: https://amzn.to/46CrpOH

Mobile Workbench / Storage:

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  • Elgato provided some items for free, the rest I chose and bought with my own money over the years
  • Grovemade provided desk shelf and desk pad for free
  • I bought everything else with my own money

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00:00 – Welcome to my Studio!
00:48 – Studio Rack
01:13 – Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 57″
04:03 – Additional Monitor
04:39 – Desk Shelf & Organization
05:45 – Desk Pad
06:47 – Streaming & Podcast Gear
07:38 – Microphones, Arms, Lighting
08:57 – Cable Management
12:29 – Tech Workbench
15:28 – Tech Storage

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More than a Rackmount Case for a Mac – Sonnet xMac Studio / Echo III

I debated buying a new Mac due to its limited options for expandability.  This all changed when I found a way to not only rackmount my mac, but add PCIe express slots to add additional components like NVMe SSDs, video capture cards, dual 10 gig networking, and even testing a video card.

Thank you to Sonnet for sending this xMac Studio / Echo III / M.2 8×4 Silent Gen4 PCIe Card to help complete my video editing / software development machine!

Thinking about expanding your Mac/Windows/Linux machines?  Check out Sonnet!

https://www.sonnettech.com/home.html

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* SSDs are on loan and will be sent back

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Building your own DVR with Plex!

Cut the cord and get free over the air TV with Plex! Today we’ll dive deep into selecting a TV tuner, an antenna, dialing in your TV signal, and configuring Plex to help you get the most out of Live TV and DVR!

A huge THANK YOU to Plex for sponsoring this video and inviting me to be a part of Pro Week!

Get started with Plex today! https://www.plex.tv/

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Solid Copper Coax Cable (NOT copper clad)
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45 HomeLab HL15 and more at the Creator Summit 2023 at 45Drives

I took a trip with 3 other Tech YouTubers to 45 Drives Headquarters to see the new 45 HomeLab HL15 and other devices during their first ever Creator Summit to discuss storage!  We take a look at lots of Storinators, the HL15 HomeLab, all flash Stornados, and even the Storinator Jr.!

Thank you so much to 45Drives for paying for this trip to the Creator Summit!

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Over 20 FREE Utilities for Windows to help you use Windows like a Pro! – PowerToys Tutorial

Today we’re going to maximize your Productivity on Windows with Microsoft PowerToys.

I’ll show you step-by-step how you can use, customize, and be more efficient when using Microsoft PowerToys.

If you haven’t heard of PowerToys or it’s been a while since you’ve looked at all the features, come with me as we go through every utility in the PowerToys suite: from an app launcher called Run, to a color picker, to enhancements to your keyboard, mouse, and File Explorer, to text extraction from images, Window managers, to remote controlling up to 4 machines with 1 keyboard and mouse, and many more! This step by step tutorial will have you using the PowerToys for Windows like a pro!

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Power Over Ethernet is AWESOME!

Want to power a mini PC with Power Over Ethernet (POE)? No problem!

Note: Be sure to check your device for the appropriate voltage and wattage. As with all power adapters, using something that isn’t intended for your device can break your device, switch, or both!

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