PC-related experiences.

IOMAX USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter

This is by way of a product review combined with tech tip for anyone who might get caught out as I was.

I decided to scrap my all-singing, all-dancing PC from Red Submarine as by late 2010 I was no longer using the audio recording aspect and having replaced one of the system drives with a larger device and an XP install, it was running painfully slowly because the motherboard memory was limited to 512Mb.

Dive, Dive, Dive - The Red Submarine Experience

Looking back through some old articles, I came upon this page which I had put together in 2001 to provide for the people at a company then called Red Submarine a run-down of the incredible mess they had made of supplying me with a custom-built, top-of-the-range (at that time!) PC with dual boot facility for both day-to-day use and for recording music.
In light of my more recent experience with the Zinky company (see the blog) it is... interesting to reflect that different companies can behave in equally infuriating ways over a period of several years.