Synology SNV3000 Series NVMe M.2 SSD

Synology started out having its own brand of RAM for as long as I can remember. I covered them back in 2017. After that they went on to have its own brand of M.2 NVMe SSD (SNV3000), SATA SSD (SAT5200), and SATA HDD (HAT5300).

One of the reasons Synology introduces their own lineup of SSD and HDD is for compatibility. The SSD and HDD are optimized for use with their own Synology NAS with customized firmware. Also, when things go wrong, the users don’t need to contact different vendors. They can bring it all back to Synology.

Synology SNV3400-400G - Box Front
Synology SNV3400-400G – Box Front

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Happy 37th Birthday To Me

JAAN by Kirk Westaway
Since my brother’s birthday is only four days after mine, we usually celebrate our birthday together. This year, we celebrated our birthday dinner together with our family at JAAN by Kirk Westaway. JAAN by Kirk Westaway is a 1 Michelin Star restaurant since 2016.

JAAN by Kirk Westaway is an internationally celebrated restaurant on the highest floor of the iconic Swiss̫tel The Stamford in Singapore. Helmed by Executive Chef Kirk Westaway, the establishment is committed to putting a definitive mark on modern British cuisine Рpromising an elevated reinterpretation of British gastronomy through a modern and innovative culinary lens.

JAAN by Kirk Westaway - Menu
JAAN by Kirk Westaway – Menu

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Synology DDR4 RAM (ECC)

I posted about Synology DDR4 RAM last June, and at that time, there were only five types of Synology DDR4 RAM available, out of which only there is only one ECC SO-DIMM which is the D4ECSO-2666-16G.

With the launch of the Synology 21 series, Synology added two more ECC SO-DIMM to their range of Synology DDR4 RAM. There are the D4ES01-4G and D4ES01-8G.

Synology D4ECSO-2666-16G - Box Front
Synology D4ECSO-2666-16G – Box Front

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Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Hard Storage Case

Recently, I have dismantled my Western Digital Elements Desktop 1TB and Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB to remove the hard drives inside as USB2.0 is way too slow for file transfer.

Once I have the internal hard drives, I can use them with my Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter to get better transfer speeds.

HDD Hard Storage Case - Packaging
HDD Hard Storage Case – Packaging

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Synology DiskStation DS1621+ Review

I decided to upgrade my slightly more than three years old 4-bay Synology DiskStation DS918+ to the 6-bay Synology DiskStation DS1621+.

Back in 2017, DS918+ was the flagship Synology 4-bay NAS and that was replaced with DS920+ in 2020. Also in 2020, the 5-bay DS1520+ got updated.

Synology DiskStation Plus Series
Synology DiskStation Plus Series

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OEM Apple AirPods Max Case

I was looking for a carrying case for my AirPods Max because the Smart Case that comes with it offers close to no protection on the headphones.

I went with the most ratings and cheapest OEM Apple AirPods Max Case that I can find on Shopee and found this: [SHIWAKI1] Protective Hard Shell EVA Grey Storage Travel Case Bag Cover for AirPods Max.

OEM Apple AirPods Max Case - Front
OEM Apple AirPods Max Case – Front

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Linksys Velop MX4200 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router

Linksys Velop MX4200 is Linksys second wi-fi 6 Mesh Router. The first being the Linksys Velop MX5300 which I reviewed last year.

One might think that based on the model numbers MX4200 and MX5300, the Velop MX4200 might be a more inferior model. But it is actually not true, and in the real world, you might not notice the difference.

Linksys Velop MX4200 - Front
Linksys Velop MX4200 – Front

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Apple AirPods Max

My birthday present came early. My brother got me a very generous birthday present, the Apple AirPods Max. It retails for S$849 and is available in five colors, Space Grey, Silver, Green, Blue, and Pink.

My brother got me the Blue flagship color. He ordered on 19th February 2021, and the delivery estimate was 6 to 7 weeks, which makes it around 7th to 13th April 2021. He didn’t expect the shipment to be just one week as I received it on 26th February 2021. Maybe someone canceled their order, and they have stock.

Apple AirPods Max - Box Front
Apple AirPods Max – Box Front

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OEM Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) Replacement Tip

I dropped my Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) with the tip landing on the floor first. The tip broke off and left a portion of it in the Apple Pencil.

I watch a couple of YouTube videos on how to remove the stuck portion, and I think this video is the best. It uses a pincer to grip on the stuck portion and slowly unscrew it out.

OEM Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) Replacement Tip
OEM Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) Replacement Tip

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