Monthly Archives: June 2012

One-click RDP over SSH tunnel with Windows machines at both ends

While you can use PuTTY for SSH tunneling and then manually launch Remote Desktop Connection, I find it more efficient to simply reuse techniques so convenient from Linux. Here is how to do one-click RDP over SSH tunnel using Windows on both ends using Cygwin. Example: Suppose your remote SSH server on the remote Windows […]

Read/Write speed of Seagate Momentus XT 500GB hybrid hard drive

The Seagate Momentus XT 500GB hybrid hard drive (4GB SSD, 500GB HDD) is selling for $90 at the moment on Amazon. I plugged the new drive into my Kingwin Dockmaster USB 3.0 adapter to see what the drive could do over a USB 3.0 link, using Disk Utility on Ubuntu 12.04. The average read speed […]