Inateck KTU3FR 4P

Inateck KTU3FR-4P – Review of Inateck’s USB 3.0 PCI Express Card

I received this product free of charge to review. I tested it with three different operating systems; Windows XP, Vista and Ubuntu Linux 12.04. It came with a drivers CD and molox power to SATA power adapter.

This card is quite small and light weight. I used two different computers. On both machines this card was so short that I could not hook up all my SATA devices at once, because they would not reach this PCI Express card.

However, it is possible that an included molox to SATA power connector might fix this issue. Other than that I have no complaints about this product. I had no problems installing this PCI express card.

Inateck KTU3FR 4P

On both Windows XP and Vista, installation went flawless. I installed drivers from an included CD and device manager reported a properly installed device. I quickly bench mark tested this card with HD tune.

I used a 16 gigabyte USB 2.0 flash drive to test. On both Windows XP and Vista on average speeds were faster with Inateck’s PCI express card versus an onboard USB port. What really impressed me was that this card worked out of a box on a machine running Ubuntu Linux 12.04.

Interested in more information about this Inateck KTU3FR 4P PCI express card? You can watch my video review of this product.

Desktop Email Client

Desktop Email Client – How to Fix Mozilla Thunderbird When Crashing

Is your Mozilla Thunderbird email client crashing all of a sudden? I upgraded Thunderdbird to 31.2.0 and noticed it started crashing. I’m not sure if this was a coincidence.

Perhaps upgrading caused my Thunderbird profile to become corrupted or just happen chance. Anyhow, I’m using Ubuntu 12.04 on this computer with this problem. I’m going to show you how I quickly resolved this issue.

First, I tried starting Thunderbird with a different user account, in this case I ran it as root. I no longer received this crash error. Next, I renamed my .thunderbird directory in Ubuntu to .thunderbird.old.

Desktop Email Client

I started Thundebird email client and it opened correctly. However, it was a generic profile with no email accounts. To fix this issue I went into my old Thunderbird email client profile that I had renamed and then copied all data from a xxxx.default folder.

I pasted that data into a new xxxxx.default folder, created in .thunderbird. When prompted I choose to over write all existing files. I started Thunderbird and this time all my email accounts were working properly.

Hopefully, these steps will help you get your crashing Thunderbird email client working properly again.

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