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This is a table I'm working on.
1st column heading 2nd column heading
1st row, 1st column entry 1st row, 2nd column entry and blah, blah, blah and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, b to expand the table back out to full width.
2nd row, 1st column entry 2nd row, 2nd column entry
3rd row, 1st column entry 3rd row, 2nd column entry
4th row, 1st column entry 4th row, 2nd column entry
5th row, 1st column entry 5th row, 2nd column entry
6th row, 1st column entry 6th row, 2nd column entry
7th row, 1st column entry 7th row, 2nd column entry

And something else I'm working on.

Setting Up

  1. Select a drive to test from the bins under the workbench. Check for the following:
    1. Interface type and functionality - If the drive is IDE without DVD/RW, recycle it!
    2. Damage and dirt - Is anything broken or missing? If so, recycle it! Is it filthy? Try to clean it up, but if it would take a herculean cleaning effort to get it into a condition that you would consider saleable then just recycle it.
    3. Manufacture date - If the drive was manufactured in 2006 or earlier, recycle it!
    4. Jumpers (IDE Only) - Make sure the jumpers are configured so the device is set to Master. On most drives this is accomplished by placing a single jumper vertically between the pins closest to the IDE connection, though other configurations are possible. Often times a chart will be present on the drive's label.
  2. Make sure that the testing station is powered off, then attach the drive to the testing station's IDE or SATA cable. If the device requires a SATA power connector you will need to attach the converter to the standard molex power connector.
  3. Boot the system into Ubuntu. Note that the current testing station has BIOS settings for expected drives and may complain that it has not detected all expected drives; this message can be bypassed with a keypress (though is grounds for current considerations of testing system replacement).
Pay close attention to the capabilities of the drives you are testing. There are many different types of drives with many different combinations of functions that you need to be aware of when you are testing optical drives.
-The basic features on the drives we test:
-These features are often combined into a combo drive, examples:

|- |Log into the Device||

If "It works!" use one of the IP address links to configure the device. The best IP address and username and password depends on the brand of the device.
  • For Netgear:
    • IP Address: or
    • Login: admin
    • Password: password or 1234 or <blank>
  • For Linksys:
    • IP address:
    • Login: admin
    • Password: admin