In previous blog posts about the Lenovo Y700 where we added a high performance NVMe SSD in my case a Samsung 950 pro, others have since added Samsung 960 evo's and pro's. The draw back was that performance was capped at ~1600MB/s which leaves a fair amount of performance unavailable on these high performance SSD's. The issue was tracked down the DMI link speed being set to PCIe 2.0 speeds, this was what was causing the performance cap or around 1600MB.
After Lenovo refused to change the setting, their is finally a work around to set the DMI link to full speed (PCIe 3.0) this fully unlocks the performance for these SSD's. Thanks to our friends over at MDL.
The unleashed performance of the 950 Pro 256GB (rated at 2200MB read 900MB write)
One of the drawbacks of watering the garden on a timer basis is that you inevitably end up watering when you don't need to like after it has rained. This always bugged me as my rain water storage of 2000L would always run out over summer. So anything i can do to water more intelligently and conserve water is a bonus.
Watering the garden based on need, measuring soil moisture to make the watering decisions.
How i connected the La Crosse TX20 Anemometer to my raspberry pi. I had been given a La Crosse weather station but with it not being internet enabled it was not really of much use to me. Enter the IoT why not connect it to a raspberry pi and internet enable it.
Posted on 1st Jul 2021 15:29:44 in Laptops
After installing the most recent BIOS CDCN53WW from Lenovo's site I started having issues with the screen and sleep, Sound familiar? The first BIOS's for the Y700 had screen/sleep black screen issues. To see if it was being caused by the recent BIOS update I wanted to revert to the previous BIOS that was performing well.
Posted on 1st Jul 2021 15:30:29 in Network
To get around a geo block I needed to have my browser appear as coming from a different country, I just happened to have a dedicated server in the region I needed. However this server is fire walled to only accept SSH connections from server 1. To get around this I needed a multi hop ssh tunnel.