VIDEO: SOLVED: Dell Latitude 3300 3310 Unboxing Disassembly Upgrade Review & Benchmarks

We recently sourced a Dell Latitude 3300 3310 for a client and wanted to know how this laptop made primarily for the Education market stood up. In this video we unbox and benchmark it in its factory configuration of 4GB of slower speed Kingston RAM with a 128GB M.2 SSD. We then disassembled it and upgrade the RAM 16GB of fast Crucial RAM and benchmarked it. Then as a last test we replaced drive with…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How to Properly Wipe & Reload an Old Windows Server Like a Dell PowerEdge R620

We are often asked about how to revive older servers when all you have is the physical server.  How can you wipe out server and install a fresh copy of Windows Server 2012 when you don’t even have a copy of Server 2012 and you are new to working on physical hardware? In this video we explain and demonstrate how to: source a legal copy of Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019 convert…

VIDEO: Dell Precision T7920 Unboxing, Disassembly, Installing Rear Flexbays & Benchmark

If this video we fully explore the Dell Precision T7920 workstation.  The T7920 we are demonstrating on has two Intel Xeon sockets but only one of them populated.  We did this to allow for future expansion to protect our investment.  We: Unbox Perform a basic disassembly Install two sets of Dell Flexbay expansion bays at the rear of the machine Install Windows 10 Enterprise and benchmark it with NovaBench  

SOVLED: VIDEO: Dell Ultra Speed Drive Quad NVMe M2 Disk PCIe Adapter with Windows Storage Spaces

We explain, configure and install the Dell Ultra Speed Drive Quad NVMe M2 Disk PCIe Adapter using Windows Storage Spaces with Resiliant File System (ReFS). This Dell PCIe x16 NVMe adapter can host up to 4x NVMe M.2 solid state drives, providing super fast I/O of up to 9GB/s sequential read and 6GB/s sequential write speeds. This product is natively supported by recent generations of Dell Precision workstations (T5810/5820, T7810/7820, T7910/7920, and R7910/7920). Other systems…

SOLVED: Which Dell Laptop To Buy? So Many Choices

If you are looking for a laptop you likely are considering Dell.  The problem is Dell has so much product it is difficult to tell which laptop is right for your needs. They have 7 laptop product lines: Dell Brand Consumer or Corporate Market Segment Priamry Feature XPS Both ultra-portables executive laptops ultra light and thin G Series Home gaming laptops high end video card Alienware Home high end gaming laptops highest end video card…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Dell 49″ U4919DW Monitor Unboxing Setup & Configuration

In this video we unbox Dell’s impressive 49″ 4K U4919DW (actually 5K), assemble it and connect it to a very old Dell OptiPlex 9020. We were surprised to find the integrated Intel HD4600 video handled this monitor with ease. We then loaded the Dell Display Manager and demonstrate its use and how to customize it.  Lastly we explain some of the more interesting specs: built in KVM 5120 x 1440 = 7.3 million pixels! 2…

SOLVED: Cannot PXE Boot From Dell Dock

After much effort, Jesse from Dell tech support has confirmed the that the Dell D3100, D1000, D6000, and DA100 docks are NOT supported for PXE booting. I have PXE booted from a Dell WD15 (shown below) with a Type-C connector on a Dell Latitude 7400 2 in 1 so I know that works. Note that getting PXE booting to work on the newer Dell laptops like the 7400 require some changes in the BIOS that do…

SOLVED: Dell Latitude 7400 Will Not PXE Boot

If you have a Dell 7400 (including the 2 in 1 model) you may find PXE book is not an option in the BIOS / UEFI.  Fortunately this can be resolved: Boot into the BIOS /UEFI by pressing F12 repeatedly at boot up and then click BIOS SETUP Enable General > Advanced Boot Options > UEFI Network Stack Enable System Configuration > Thunderbolt Adapter Configuration > Thunderbolt Boot Support Enable both Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt (and…